The Planning Department is responsible for planning the orderly growth and development of the City and its one-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction, including the administration of the City’s transportation planning process. The department is responsible for administering and updating the City’s Unified Development Ordinance (Zoning Code) and provides staff assistance to a number of various boards and commissions (see below).

Boards and Commissions

The Planning Commission will hold their meetings the last Monday of each month at 6:00pm in the Council Chambers located in Historic City Hall, 214 N. Center Street.

  • Rezoning Requests
  • Variances
  • Street & Alley Closings

For further questions contact Nya Watson via email or phone at 919-580-4313

Historic Commission will hold their meeting on the first Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers located in Historic City Hall, 214 N. Center Street (Unless otherwise advertised).

  • Certificates of Appropriateness

For further questions contact Nya Watson via email or phone at 919-580-4313

TCC/TAC will meets quarterly, call for details

  • Issues Related to Transportation

For further questions contact Roy Publico via email or phone at 919-580-4388

Meet our Staff

Planning Administrative Assistant
Nya Watson– 919-580-4313

Planning Director
Mark Helmer – 919-580-4345

Assistant Planning Director
Kenny Talton– 919-580-4335

Senior Planner
Roy Publico– 919-580-4388

Paul Saylors– 919-580-4387

For general questions regarding Planning needs, please reach out to the Administrative Assistant first so that you can be directed to the person that can best answer your question in a timely manner.