Planning & Development



On July 7, 2020, by virtual meeting, the City of Centerton Planning Commission approved and certified the Centerton Comprehensive Plan to the City Council for approval, including Land Use Plan, Master Street Plan, and Master Trails Plan (click here to view the resolution). On July 14, 2020, by virtual meeting, City Council moved to undergo additional notification procedures and will hold a Special Council Meeting on October 27, 2020 at 6pm to review comments and make any recommendations to the Planning Commission for consideration.

The Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that guides Centerton’s future land use, development, community investment, and overall quality of life. Use the links below to view the document and related plan maps, watch a presentation overview by Houseal Lavigne, and to leave your feedback. To learn more about the extensive process to date—including a summary of community outreach, an analysis of existing conditions, and the vision, goals, and objective statements of the Plan—visit the Comp Plan Project Website

Click here to view the Plan (v. 07/10/2020)

Click here to watch the Presentation of the Draft Plan to PC on 06/16/2020

Comment Form

Comp Plan Project Website

Land Use Plan
(excerpt 07/10/2020)
Master Street Plan
(excerpt 07/10/2020)

Master Trails Plan
(excerpt 07/10/2020)


The mission of the Planning Department is to manage the land development and permitting processes of Centerton in an efficient and effective manner by advising boards, assisting applicants for developments, and enforcing land use and related regulations, with the goal of saving the city from unnecessary expenses in the future to correct development problems and to protect the citizens' investment in property.

This office primarily provides:

  • Long-range land use planning;
  • Oversight of current planning;
  • Administration and enforcement of land use ordinances and regulations (zoning, subdivision, watershed, floodplain management, junkyard, communications towers, off-premise signs, and mobile home regulations).


Forms, Applications & Checklists

Code Requirements


Flood Information



The Planning Department serves as support staff for the Planning Commission & Board of Zoning Adjustment. A copy of the full agenda packet for Planning Commission meetings will be posted on the website typically on the day before the meeting. 

Planning & Zoning meetings are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6pm in the City Hall Community Room.


NOTICE OF CHANGES TO PUBLIC MEETINGS: Due to the related health and safety concerns of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Centerton City Council & Planning Commission will be conducting public meetings virtually to better accommodate community comment and participation. The health and safety of our community, especially those most at risk, is of primary importance. To support the practice of social distancing, public meetings will be held by virtual participation. Click here for more information. 

2020 Submittal & Meeting Dates Calendar


Please note the revised Submittal & Meeting Dates Calendar. It is subject to change as we monitor the current situation on a daily basis. Please continue to check for changes in meeting and planning dates. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 


Contact Info

Lorene Burns
Planning Director
290 N. Main St.
479-795-2750 ext. 22

Nicole Gibbs
Senior Planner
290 N. Main St.
479-795-2750 ext. 29

Dianne Morrison Lloyd
Planner II
290 N. Main St.
479-795-2750 ext. 21

Donna Wonsower
Planner II
290 N. Main St.
479-795-2750 ext. 34

Leana Stinson
Planning Assistant
290 N. Main St.
479-795-2750 ext. 27