Planning is responsible for assisting citizens and developers with all aspects of their development needs. This includes reviewing all plans submitted regarding the development of all property located within the City of Birmingham, assisting with the application process for rezoning, site plans, subdivision plats, lot splits, historic preservation, SLUP's, and temporary and permanent signage.

Planning is responsible for administering and maintaining the Birmingham Zoning Code, 2016 Plan, Master Plan, and the Official Zoning Map, as well as coordinating special projects and disseminating information to the public regarding these projects.

Congrats to the Winners of the 2020 Birmingham Architecture Amateur Photography Contest
We are pleased to announce the winners of the City's architecture photography contest: 1st Place - Alexander Pfau, Barnum Park; 2nd Place - Rachel Price (BMG Media), Peabody Mansion; and 3rd Place - Phill Strong, Pierce St. Garage. The City received many great entries shown below. Enjoy!

architecture collage

 Actavia Romaya - Griffin Claw Alex Zarghami - Adams-Derby Bridge

  Bill & Sherry Pagels - Union Barber  Cirlene Kronenburger - Barnum Park Arch

 Evangelos Foutris - 541 Brookside    Lou Flores - Shain Park

  Mia Doerr - Papa Joes  Nancy Kulish - Willlits Building  

X - Emily Ause - (2)   X - Emily Ause - (3)

Z - N. Dupuis - 1186 Stanley  Z - N. Dupuis - 164 Baldwin

 Z - N. Dupuis - 532 Pierce  Z - N. Dupuis - 572 Stanley
 Z - N. Dupuis - 593 Pierce 1  Z - N. Dupuis - 593 Pierce 2
Z - N. Dupuis - 843 Bates St.   Z - N. Dupuis - Chatfield-Hiram Campbell House

Z - N. Dupuis - Erity & Nixon Building  Z - N. Dupuis - Linden Park 2