Planning Committees

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Old Towne Design Review Advisory Committee

The “Old Towne” District is unique through its development as the original village center of the City of Olive Branch, and is an object of special and substantial public interest due to its richness in tradition, charm, and character, imparting a distinctly quaint aspect to an otherwise new City, as well as serving as a visible reminder of the cultural and historic development of the City. It is deemed essential to the public welfare that these qualities relating to the Old Towne District be preserved and protected from destructive changes in use and the growth pressures evident within the area and throughout the community, which threaten its existence as a unique, cohesive, and definable whole.

It is the intent of the Design Review Advisory Committee to review all construction, reconstruction, alteration, rehabilitation, repair, moving or demolition of structures within the Old Towne District. The Committee will also review fences, signs, landscaping, or parking areas, both new construction or a change or alteration in the existing area.


The meeting will typically be held on the fourth Friday unless the date proposes a conflict. A confirmation call will be made if an agenda is planned. All meetings are in the office of the City Planning Department at the Olive Branch City Hall, 9200 Pigeon Roost Road, Olive Branch, Mississippi, at 10:30 a.m.


Old Towne Design Review Advisory Committee Roster

LEIGH HARRIS

(662) 892-8212

13060 Oak Ridge Drive

Olive Branch, MS 38654

SARAH CAMP (CHAIRWOMAN)

(662) 895-5633

7873 College Road

Olive Branch, MS 38654

HAROLD NICHOLS

(662) 895-6070

8136 Saddlebrook Cove

Olive Branch, MS 38654

BETTIE T. PUCKETT

(662) 890-9714

7070 Amber Drive

Olive Branch, MS 38654

STEPHEN SHIKLE

13511 Lapstone Lane

Olive Branch, MS 38654

MILES MITCHELL

7765 Mary Dudley Drive

Olive Branch, MS 38654

GEORGE SAGO

3542 Marcia Louise

Southaven, MS 38672

The Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a recommendatory body that is appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to review subdivisions, zoning amendments, planned unit developments and their associated project texts and development plans, site plans, and the City of Olive Branch Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission is also responsible for making recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen concerning possible amendments to the City of Olive Branch’s Zoning Ordinance.


All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m., and are held in the Municipal Court Building at 6900 Highland Street. Planning Commission meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.


Planning Commission Roster

PHIL T. LACHAUSSEE

(Chairman)

4480 Hwy 305

Olive Branch, MS 38654

(662) 895-8157

DONALD HALL

(Vice-Chair)

7504 Aylesbury
Olive Branch MS 38654

JIM SCHUMPERT

4128 Kayley Lane

Olive Branch, MS 38654

JOHN H. CURBO

6167 Curbo Lane

Olive Branch, MS 38654

(662) 895-1530

STEVE STRATTON

6370 Tranquil Drive

Olive Branch, MS 38654

PAT DORR

4325 Payne Parkway

Olive Branch, MS 38654

(662) 895-1974

DIANE SENGER

9050 Superior Drive

Olive Branch, MS 38654

The Board of (Zoning) Adjustment

The Board of (Zoning) Adjustment is established with the powers and duties to authorize, in specific cases, such variance from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Olive Branch as will not be contrary to the public interest, and where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance would, in an individual case, result in unnecessary hardship, provided the spirit of these regulations shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done. The Board also authorizes conditional use permits in accordance with the provisions of the Ordinance.


All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m., and are held in the Municipal Court Building at 6900 Highland Street. Board of Adjustment meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month.


Board of (Zoning) Adjustment Roster

JASON BOWLAN

(Vice-Chairman)

9689 Vaughters Cove

Olive Branch, MS 38654

CARL R. WILLIAMS

(662) 895-9628

8723 Windersgate Dr.

Olive Branch, MS 38654

ARETHA WISEMAN

7351 FOX RUN COVE

Olive Branch, MS 38654

LAURA EDLER

6106 Dyanne Drive

Olive Branch, MS 38654

WILLIAM GRAY

(662) 895-8056

6915 Highland Street

Olive Branch, MS 38654

RICKI LINYARD

(662) 890-4788

8813 Old Craft Road

Olive Branch, MS 38654

LINDA McCANTS

6610 Branch Road

Olive Branch, MS 38654

Design Review Advisory Committee

The Design Review Advisory Committee is established with the powers and duties to recommend to the Board of Aldermen an ordinance setting forth minimum standards of design for adoption. The Committee shall review, on at least an annual basis, the operations and implementation of the City of Olive Branch Design Review Ordinance, and shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen any amendments to either the administrative sections of the Design Review Ordinance or to the minimum standards of design that they may deem necessary to enhance such operations and implementation.

The Committee shall provide counsel and advice to the Administrative Official on matters pertaining to community appearance and shall be responsible for such other tasks and activities as the Board of Aldermen may designate from time to time. The Committee shall be responsible for reviewing and approving, in the place of the Administrative Official, any applications for a Building Permit in which the use of steel or other metal is included as a major exterior design element.


Meetings are always scheduled for the second Monday of each Month.
Meeting dates are subject to change depending on the availability of the Committee Members.

Design Review Advisory Committee Roster

TONY JONES

(Chairman)

(662) 895-2051

6921 Hamilton Circle S.

Olive Branch, MS 38654

AL DAVIDSON

(Vice-Chair)

9395 Laurel Hills South

Olive Branch, MS 38654

MARC W. NAYLOR

6348 Cheyenne Drive

Olive Branch, MS 38654

SARA SHAIN

(662) 895-1441

7227 Kingcrest

Olive Branch, MS 38654

ANGELA COOK

10605 Desoto Road

Olive Branch, MS 38654

Contact Us

  • 662-892-9200
  • City of Olive Branch, MS
    9200 Pigeon Roost
    Olive Branch, MS 38654

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