What Is Planning?

“When government officials, business leaders, and citizens come together to build communities that enrich people’s lives, that’s planning.”American Planning Association
The City of Amarillo’s Planning Department manages a broad scope of programs and activities ranging from annexation for future development to shaping neighborhoods and communities to promoting redevelopment. The Planning Department maintains a substantial collection of mapping and demographic information for the City of Amarillo. Contact us!

Physical Address:
Planning Department
808 S. Buchanan St.
Amarillo, TX 79101
Mailing Address:
Planning Department
P.O. Box 1971
Amarillo, TX 79105-1971
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am-5:00 pm CDT Fax: 806.378.9388

The Planning Department is divided into 4 divisions:

Current Planning: oversees day-to-day zoning and land development standards.

Related Documents include:

Development Policy Manual Sign Ordinance Zoning Ordinance
Subdivision Ordinance Landscape Ordinance Recommended Plant List -Zoning Ordinance

Comprehensive Planning: oversees demographics, long range planning, and various special studies

Related Documents include:

Downtown Strategic Action Plan Comprehensive Plan (2010)
Tax Increment Financing and Final Plan Amarillo Demographics (2010 Census Bureau)

Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO): advances transportation projects that preserve and enhance the natural and built environments, as well as the economic and social assets of the urban, suburban and rural areas they pass through. In the Amarillo area, the Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization works to balance the needs of mobility and safety with other desirable outcomes, including the preservation of the built and natural environments which streets, roads, and highways pass through.

GIS: maintains mapping information and visual data

Related Documents include:

Zoning Map Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) Map (Nov. 2012)
City Limits Map Street Guide Text (May 2012)
Street Guide Map (May 2012)

Frequently Requested Documents

Landowners Bill Of Rights
Downtown Amarillo Urban Design Standards