BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
The Board of Zoning Appeals reviews requests for variances from the standards of the Unified Development Ordinance; appeals from an interpretation of the Unified Development Ordinance; and requests for a Special Exception Permit as required by the Unified Development Ordinance. This Board was established by the Zoning Ordinance which was enacted on March 12, 1962. Support Department: Planning Department. Number of Members: Seven (7) members who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council for three (3) years. 

2022 Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held monthly at the Planning and Development Building Conference Room - 196 Laurel Street - 5:30PM

COMMUNITY APPEARANCE BOARD (CAB)
The Community Appearance Board is comprised of seven (7) volunteer members who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council for four (4) years. Design guidelines are an important part of the City of Conway’s efforts to recognize and protect its historic downtown and neighborhoods. These guidelines are used by the City of Conway, Community Appearance Board (CAB) in the design review process for proposed exterior changes in appearance and/or new construction in a local “Historic Design Review District” (HDRD). They help determine whether the proposed change is compatible with the historic structures and character of the district. Upon finding that a proposal would not adversely affect the district or the architectural significance of an individual historic resource, a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is issued by the CAB. The COA is given to the building owner to commence work or apply for a zoning permit with the City, and/or if the proposed work requires a building permit.

Conway’s residents enjoy the advantage of increased economic value and a built environment protected from unsympathetic changes. By preserving and maintaining visual character, the CAB ensures that future generations will enjoy the benefits of Conway’s rich architectural heritage.

Seven (7) members who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council for four (4) years. 

2022 Community Appearance Board Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held bi-monthly at the Planning and Development Building Conference Room - 196 Laurel Street - 4:00PM


PLANNING COMMISSION (PC)
The planning commission is a group of (9) volunteers appointed by City Council for three (3) year terms. The purpose of this Commission is to plan for the physical, social and economic growth, development and redevelopment of the City of Conway. The Planning Commission drafts and amends the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances. They also make recommendations to elected officials on proposed changes. Planning commission have the authority to approve or deny subdivisions of land based on the subdivision control ordinance.

2022 Planning Commission Meeting Schedule 
Meetings are held monthly at the Planning and Development Building Conference Room - 196 Laurel Street - 5:30PM