Development Process

About the Process


The development process for the City of Lake Jackson for each individual project is handled as smoothly and expeditiously as possible.

Proper zoning for the site selected is first established. If there is a need for a zoning change, a public hearing is called and the required meetings are scheduled.

Approval Process


Site plans and landscaping plans are approved on a preliminary and final basis. The Planning Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month. All plats, subdivision plans, and site plans need to be submitted 10 days prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. Therefore, if plans are submitted at least two weeks in advance of each meeting, a project can be approved in as little as two months. Special meetings can be called on an as needed basis.

All requirements and questions can be handled in a pre-development meeting with the city staff, prior to the Planning Commission meeting, thereby expediting the approval process.

All plats, subdivision plans, and site plans need to be submitted 10 days prior to the regularly scheduled meeting.

More Information


Please contact City Engineer Sal Aguirre at 979-415-2412 with questions concerning this process.