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Planning Department
Planning Department
2 North Main Street, Temple, TX 76501 | Ph: (254) 298-5668
Monday – Friday | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kelli Tibbit, Administrative Assistant (primary phone contact and general administrative questions) 254.298.5668 
Brian Chandler, Director (policy and code development, zoning overlays) 
Tammy Lyerly, Senior Planner (platting and zoning case manager) 
Mark Baker, Planner (platting and zoning case manager)
Dessie Redmond, Planner (platting and zoning case manager; landscape design)
Barbara Morgenroth, Development Coordinator (permitting and development process)
Mary Maxfield
Planning Tech (application processing and notification) 
Leslie Evans, Planning Tech (application processing and notification; boards and commissions)

The Planning Department provides professional planning services on urban growth and development issues to promote quality of place. The Department maintains an updated Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code to provide policy recommendations and regulations related to land development.  The staff works cooperatively with design professions, property owners and developers from the concept stage to completion of the project.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Created various overlay districts in the Unified Development Code (Interstate 35, Historical, 1st & 3rd, TMED)
  • Ongoing clean-up amendments to the UDC

Strategic Goals
  • Develop major code amendments for UDC
  • Encourage downtown residential living
  • Inform the ISDs about growth and changes in Temple to coordinate infrastructure

City of Temple
2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561