Zoning Ordinance

Proposed 2015 Zoning Ordinances (page updated 9/10/2015)

The following is a draft of the 2015 Zoning Ordinance that the Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission approved and recommended for adoption by the City Council on July 21, 2015. 

The following meetings have been held for the public's comment:
1. Public Input Meeting - June 11, 2015 5:30PM at City Hall. The purpose of this meeting was to present the proposed ordinance for review and comment. 
2. Public Hearing - July 21, 2015 at 4:30PM before the Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission. It was a formal Public Hearing, again to receive public comment. The P&Z Commission voted to adopt and recommend passage of this ordinance by the City Council, as amended at this meeting. 

The Notice of Public Hearing and a copy of the proposed 2015 Zoning Ordinance is currently posted at City Hall, Lincoln Public Library and the Lincoln Post Office (a copy of which is below) announcing the formal public hearing before the Lincoln City Council to be held on August 11, 2015 at 5:00PM for additional public comment. The City Council may elect to adopt this ordinance at this meeting.

The Mayor, Council and Planning Commission hope that you will review the proposed document below and offer any comment to better improve this ordinance and our city. If you have questions or comments, please attend the August 11, 2015 City Council Meeting. Your input is always welcome.

UPDATE 9/10/2015: The Lincoln City Council unanimously adopted this ordinance on September 8, 2015. This ordinance upon publication as required by Alabama State Law.

*Dates and times subject to change

Please click on a link below to download a document:

Cover Page

Article I - Purpose & Intent
Article II - Definitions
Article III - Establishment of Districts
Article IV - General Regulations
Article V- Landscape and Buffer Requirements
Article VI - Detail Use Regulations
Article VII - Signs Regulations
Article VIII - Non Conformities
Article IX - Development Approval Process 
Article X - Administration and Enforcement

Table 4-1 Permitted Uses
Table 4-2 Standards for Nonresidential by Districts
Table 5-1 Approved Plant Materials

Figure 1 - Principal and Accessory Structures
Figure 2 - Flood Plain
Figure 3 - Floor Area Ratio (FAR)
Figure 4 - Impervious Ratio Surface (IRS)
Figure 5 - Lot Types
Figure 6 - Property & Building Lines
Figure 7 - Building Facade Off-sets
Figure 8 - Clear View
Figure 9 - Frontage Landscape
Figure 10 - Adjacent Landscape
Figure 11 - Parking Landscape
Figure 12 - Berm
Figure 13 - Zero Lot Line
Figure 14 - Townhouses
Figure 15 - Twin House
Figure 16 - Cross Access
Figure 17 - Light Shed
Figure 18 - Sign Types
Figure 19 - Historic District Map

2015 Zoning Districts Map
2015 Street Classifications Map