Land Use Regulations & Development Standards

Find ordinances and informational brochures on topics including sign regulations, sidewalk design standards, recommended trees and shrubs, parking and more. Click here for more.

Land Development Code

The LDC implements the Goals, Objectives and Policies of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The LDC contains all of the adopted ordinances pertaining to regulations and procedures used in the development process for the City. Learn more.

America’s Small Business Development Center at Texas Tech

America’s SBDC at Abilene is hosted by Texas Tech University to provide no-cost business consulting and training to new and existing businesses. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can come to us for face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on a variety of topics. Learn more.

Tax Increment Redevelopment Zone (TIRZ)

The Planning Services Division encourages proper growth, development, redevelopment, and stabilization of neighborhoods by providing technical assistance to the City’s Council, boards, commissions, developers, and citizens. Learn more. Click here for the TIRZ boundary.

Façade Improvement Grant Program

The intent of the program is to provide technical and financial assistance to property owners seeking to renovate or restore their exterior building facades. The program is designed to have a positive impact on properties in need of revitalization, resulting in the overall improvement of the appearance and aesthetics of commercial buildings within the Central Business District. It is important to note that the program is reimbursement based. Further, it is not the intent of the program to subsidize necessary improvements resulting from building code violations. If awarded a Façade Improvement Program Grant, any deviation from the approved project may result in the total or partial withdrawal of grant funding. The Façade Improvement Grant Program provides fifty percent (50%) matching grants not to exceed $15,000.00 per application. Grant funds awarded through the program focus on exterior work on buildings and storefronts within the Central Business District that are visible to the public. No grants will be awarded for previously performed work. Click here to learn more.