Planning Department

Audio Staff Report for March 31st


he Planning Commission will hold a Special Called remote meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM to be broadcast on Facebook! 

In order to reduce the amount of people in the meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be open to the public via video feed.    

Above is both the Audio and PDF copies of the Staff Report for this meeting.

The public is encouraged to contact the Planning Department with comments, questions, or concerns regarding these items before the meeting.
Please contact us via phone at (615) 444-3647 ext. 2304 or email at
All relevant comments will be voiced to Planning Commissioners during the meeting. Please include your name and address when providing a comment as this will be included in the record.
This meeting will be streamed online for public viewing via Facebook and the recording will be available no more than two business days following the meeting.

To view or listen to the live stream, please go to the City of Lebanon Facebook page at 5:00 PM on March 31st to view. Comments will be read during the meeting and phone calls will be taken at (615) 444-3647 ext. 2304. 

The Electronic Plan Review system for all applications reviewed by the Lebanon Regional Planning Commission. Please submit your projects through the idtPlans System.  If you are needing additional assistance with the process, please contact the Planning
Department at 615.444.3647.

Chapter 8 Development Standards

The Chapter 8 Development Standards are in effect as of March 19, 2019. This amendment has replaced the whole of Chapter 8 of the Zoning Code. Please see the whole updated Zoning Code as well.

PROPOSED Residential Infill Development

The Residential Infill Overlay document outlays how to establish design standards for a variety of residential housing types to encourage a mix of housing to meet a variety of needs. Please click on the link to view the draft document of the Residential Infill Development.
Missing Middle

The image below is just an example of the Infill Development Studies depictions. Please click on the link to view the full Residential Infill Overlay scenarios.

Infill Development Example


The Planning Department is responsible for long-range and current planning for the City of Lebanon and its Urban Growth Boundary. The Planning Department is part of the Public Services Department, as well as, the Engineering Department, the Building Inspection and Codes Department, the Geographic Information System Department, the Stormwater Department and the Codes Enforcement Department.

Growth Management Plan

The City of Lebanon's Growth Management Plan serves as a guide for future development within the City and the Urban Growth Boundary.

Planning Actions

In addition to carrying out the Growth Management Plan, other long-range planning activities include:

  • Updating the Zoning Ordinance (Title 14 of Lebanon's Code of Ordinances) and the Subdivision Regulations.
  •  Conducting small area studies.
  •  Providing assistance to the elected officials and various commissions and boards as they make recommendations regarding the continued growth and development of the City.

Current planning consists of providing assistance to applicants as they consider the development of their property, relocating their business to the City of Lebanon, and serving several elected and appointed boards and commissions.

The Planning Staff provides support to the City Council, the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and other committees such as the Comprehensive Plan Task Force Committee and Public Works/Transportation Committee.