Planning Commission outlines subdivision regulation revisions

The Pelham Planning Commission held a special meeting on May 26 to discuss and outline potential subdivision regulation revisions for the city. (File)

The Pelham Planning Commission held a special meeting on May 26 to discuss and outline potential subdivision regulation revisions for the city. (File)

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

PELHAM – The Pelham Planning Commission discussed and outlined potential subdivision regulation revisions for the city during a special meeting on May 26.

Planning Commission members looked at subdivision regulations from other Alabama municipalities, including Hoover, Trussville and Auburn, to determine which revisions would work best for Pelham.

“We’re kind of looking at Hoover, Trussville and Auburn just to find our way,” Planning Commission Chairwoman Mildred Lanier said.

Members noted Auburn’s regulations referenced its comprehensive plans.

The Pelham City Council adopted a comprehensive plan for the city in 2003 to serve as a guide for future development, according to the city’s website.

The Planning Commission talked about adding a purpose to the subdivision regulations at the beginning and looked at sections addressing future growth, health and safety, social and economic stability, land uses, consistency of development and connectivity.