Proposed Updated Zoning Ordinance

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Grow West Memphis 2040 was adopted by the City in 2019. Key recomendations included the update of the West Memphis Zoning Code to reflect the provisions of the plan. The City authorized this update in the fall of 2020 and the code has been fully revised to reflect Grow West Memphis 2040.


CLICK HERE for overall code reorganization, reformatting and illustrations


Key revisions areas of revision include:

The entire code has been:

  1. a)  Reformatted for user friendliness

  2. b)  Hyper-linked throughout for ease of navigation

1. Zoning Districts Alignment

Districts have been aligned to Grow West Memphis 2040 place types as shown in the link below:

2. Expanded and updated use list

  1. The use list in the current current code has been refined and expanded to include contemporary land uses common in current development practice. The use list has also been placed in a user friendly matrix format.

3. Expanded Use Conditions

  1. The use list in the current current code has been refined and expanded to include contemporary land uses common in current development practice. The use list has also been placed in a user friendly matrix format.

4. Consolidated Design Standards

  1. The revised code incorporates West Memphis's design standards, which now exist in a separate document, as a part of the code. Design review is made a staff function with the Design Review Commission serving as an appeals body. Parking standards have also been revised for greater flexibility and more

5. Processes and Procedural Clarifications

  1. Various approval processes, procedures, and decision responsibilites have been updated for clarity.

Update of the West Memphis Zoning Ordinance Plan

The new Zoning Map reflects the Grow West Memphis 2040 comprehensive plan and 
new updated development code. 
West Memphis Planning and Development Proposed zoning Map for Review