Planning Commission

City Council and Planning Commission regular meetings are now live streamed and archived for your convenience. View the meeting during its regular time or after at this link.
The Planning Commission serves to review and approve development proposals for compliance to city codes such as Large Scale Developments, Incidental Subdivisions, Preliminary Plats, Final Plats, Waiver Requests, and Conditional Use Permits.  The commissioners vote to make recommendations to the City Council for rezoning applications and on long-range, city-wide plans. As of 2021, the Planning Commission also serves as the City's Board of Zoning Adjustment where they consider variances from the Zoning Code (Chapter 109). 

The commission consists of seven members who serve four-year terms. They are appointed by the City Council and must reside in city limits.

The Planning Commission meets for a Regular Meeting on the 2nd Monday of every month at 4:30 pm at the Bella Vista District Court (2483 Forest Hills Blvd.) unless otherwise depicted on the agenda. The public is highly encouraged to attend all Planning Commission meetings, including the Work Sessions as shown on the development calendar. To see if any proposals are coming up for a public hearing, click here.

Audio recordings of past meetings are available by request. Please contact Sarah Costa at 479-268-4980, ext. 614.



Agendas and Meeting Packets are available on the Monday before the Work Session and the Friday before the Regular Meeting.
Agenda packets for 2024 regular meetings are listed below. For agendas from an earlier date, please call Planning at 479-268-4980.
2024 Planning Commission Agenda Packets

06/10/24 Regular Meeting Packet
05/13/24 Regular Meeting Packet
04/08/24 Regular Meeting Packet
03/11/24 Regular Meeting Packet
02/12/24 Regular Meeting Packet
01/08/24 Regular Meeting Packet