Planning & Zoning Info

Fort Morgan Planning & Zoning Advisory Committee

The Planning and Zoning Advisory Committee was established in 2015 by act of the Alabama State Legislature. Its purpose shall be to make recommendations to the Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments concerning any proposed changes to zoning ordinances or regulations or the master plan, or variances thereto, related to the Fort Morgan Zoning District 25.


Advisory Committee Members (2019-2023)
  • Chuck Scott (Chair)
  • Thelma Strong
  • Randy Ulrich
  • Jennifer Noojin
  • Renee Hicks

The Fort Morgan Planning and Zoning Advisory Committee will post here all re-zoning and variance request notices received from the county planning and zoning department. In most cases, these notices are received about 10 days before the county planning and zoning commission meeting. Notice of the request is also posted on the property involved and the county mails specific advisories to adjacent landowners.

How You Should Participate In The Planning And Zoning Process

When a request for re-zoning or variance is received from the Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Department, the application packet is posted here and will be considered by our advisory committee at a date and location to be determined. As sign space is available, a P&Z notice will also be posted on the VFD sign at Fire Station #1. The County will also post a sign on the property with the number of the case file.

If members are interested in a particular case, they can review the application package that is posted below by clicking on the link to that case file. Anyone with strong feelings for or against a particular zoning case should attend the Ft Morgan Advisory Committee meeting and register to speak. Following discussions, advisory committee members vote on the case and make a recommendation for or against approval to the Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Department. The county sends the case to either the Board of Adjustment or the Planning and Zoning Commission for a final vote. Interested parties are also welcome to register and speak at these county level meetings.

A schedule of County Commission meetings can be found on the Baldwin County Website.

View District 25 Planning & Zoning Map

New Business

Next FMPZAC Meeting is Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m. at Shell Banks Baptist Church. The only case on the agenda is # PRD21-000005 “Our Road Cottages” PRD Application. Anyone interested in this case may attend the meeting in-person or email: fortmorgancivic@gmail.com


The P&Z Committee met on Jan. 24, 2022 and recommended denial of three cases for variance requests. These cases will go before the Baldwin County Board of Adjustments on February 10, 2022 @ 3:30p.m.


Case # ZVA 21-000026, Cardoso Property, 6764 Driftwood Drive. Applicant is requesting a wetlands variance to build a single-family home on identified wetlands. Baldwin County Zoning Ordinance 10.4.4 requires US Army Corps of Engineers 404 Permit or Letter of Permission before site plan approval for building on wetlands. Applicant is missing this requirement.


View ZVA21-000026

Case # ZVA 22-000004, Lowe Property, 8792 Dolphin Lane. The applicant is requesting a wetlands variance to build a single-family home on top of wetlands. The applicant has already begun building a retaining wall and brought sand into the wetlands prior to receiving a wetlands variance. Applicant is also missing the required US Army Corps of Engineers 404 Permit or Letter of Permission before site plan approval for building on wetlands.


View ZVA22-000004

Case # ZVA 22-000006, McAleer property, 9815 Hwy. 180. The applicant is requesting to divide one lot into two lots. The property is zoned RSF-1 which requires a minimum of 100 feet width for each lot. When the lot is divided into two lots - each lot width is approx. 85 feet which does not meet the required 100 feet width for each lot.


View ZVA22-000006

Old Business

The Ft Morgan Planning and Zoning Advisory Committee met on Dec. 27, 2021 and recommended approval of case Z21-000009 to rezone 3+ acres of vacant land adjacent to Our Road from B-2 to RSF-1.

The Baldwin County Planning & Zoning Commission met on January 6, 2022 and approved this case for Rezoning from B-2 to RSF-1.