Planning Commission

The City Planning Commission is a nine-member panel appointed by the Mayor for six-year, staggered terms. The Commission is charged with guiding land use and land development within the City. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to City Council concerning the Zoning Ordinance and zoning maps, and then reviews major development and redevelopment proposals.

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Planning Commission Meetings

City Planning Commission meetings are held bi-weekly on Tuesday afternoon and are open to the public. Meetings take place downtown, on the 1st floor of the Civic Building at 200 Ross Street. At 1:00 p.m., the Commission hears project briefings that are off the official record. Hearing and action begins no earlier than 2:00 p.m. Public comment is limited to 3 minutes per person, per project, and is taken for projects on the agenda for hearing and action. For more information, review our information sheet.


Projects Reviewed by Planning Commission

  • New Construction and Renovations within Five Districts:
    • Downtown
    • Downtown Riverfront
    • Planned Development
    • Baum-Centre Overlay
    • Steep Slope Overlay
  • High Wall Signs
  • Zoning Map and Zoning Code Text Changes
  • Institutional Master Plans
  • Planned Development Districts
  • Lot Consolidations and Subdivisions
  • Conditional Uses
  • Historic landmark nominations



  • Christine Mondor, Chairwoman
  • Lashawn Burton-Faulk, Vice Chairwoman
  • Becky Mingo, Secretary
  • Jennifer Askey
  • Fred Brown
  • Dina Blackwell
  • Sabina Deitrick 
  • Jean Holland Dick
  • Rachel O’Neill


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