Planning & Zoning Committee

Highland Park Neighborhood Association Planning & Zoning Committee
Acting Chairman: Alison Glascock (alisonglascock@gmail.com)
Members: Bob Barnes, Jim Cooper, James White, Carl Sosnin,  Dave Pate

Mission Statement
Recognizing that Highland Park is a unique neighborhood within the City of Birmingham, because of its location as a vital buffer community between downtown Birmingham and other residential neighborhoods, because of consequent development and population density pressure, and because of its historical significance as one of the oldest planned residential communities within the City, the mission of the Planning & Zoning Committee is as follows:

To protect, maintain and enhance the quality of life of Highland Park Neighborhood through judicious review of zoning, road, and traffic engineering proposals, and through development of neighborhood standards for land use, historic preservation, and traffic issues, being mindful at all times of its strategic location as a buffer community, its diverse residential mix, and its historical heritage.

Organizational Structure

1. Members of the Committee are appointed by the president of the neighborhood association in consultation with the neighborhood officers. A maximum of seven (7) members may be appointed to the Committee.
2. The Committee as a whole will be responsible for the following areas:

a. Reviewing all requests for zoning changes and variances for properties within the neighborhood in accordance with neighborhood standards for residential density, business districts and uses, historic preservation, landscaping, traffic impact, and other concerns.

b. Reviewing all proposals for road and traffic engineering projects in the neighborhood for impact on traffic flow, automobile, and pedestrian safety, and other concerns.

c. Reviewing and developing neighborhood standards for land use, residential density, business districts and uses, historic preservation, landscaping, traffic impact and other concerns through zoning, planning, and traffic engineering tools and processes and through the development of a strategic plan.

Qualifications for Membership

1. Each member must demonstrate a commitment to support and uphold the mission, goals and objectives of the Neighborhood Association.
2. Each member must demonstrate a commitment to support, uphold, and promote the mission, goals and objectives of the Planning & Zoning Committee.
3. Each member must be available to attend meetings when called.
4. Each member will be appointed for a term of two years which is renewable.