City Planning Commission

Rochester Bureau of Planning and Zoning
City Hall - Room 125B
Rochester, New York 14614
Tel: (585)428-6914

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About the Commission 

Public participation in government is a keystone of democracies and is possible through local board and commission actions and membership. This seven member citizen commission has jurisdiction and authority in the issuance of Special Permits, subdivision approvals, and a wide range of other matters. This board also makes recommendations to City Council regarding Zoning Text and Map amendments.

Authority and procedures of the City Planning Commission are established by law in Sections 120-184J and 120-192 of the City Code. Applications must be reviewed in accordance with specific legal standards in the Code, and a written decision and findings are made for each application.

Public hearings are held evenings in City Council Chambers, Room 302A, City Hall at 6:30 PM, and staff support is provided by the Bureau of Planning and Zoning. See below for specific schedule times, application deadlines, agendas, and hearing information.

For information, an appointment, or application forms, please contact Jill Wiedrick, Sr. City Planner, at (585) 428-6914 or  Applications must be complete to be accepted, and instructions and fees are specified on each application form. Please note that all applications must be submitted by appointment only, or by other specific arrangement.   

City Planning Commission Membership 

Planning Commission members are selected by the Mayor, must be confirmed by City Council, and serve without compensation. Members must be City residents and serve for terms of (2) years, and may serve without limit to the number of terms. The Commission must contain at least one member residing in each City Council district.

If you are interested in applying for a position on the Commission, please contact Bridget Monroe in the Mayor’s Office at (585) 428-6140 or email to

Current Board Members 

David L. Watson, Chair South District                             
Steven V. Rebholz, Vice Chair   East District  
Helen B. Hogan East District  
Eugenio Marlin Northwest District   
Todd Bruce South District  
Suzanne Mayer Northeast District  
Molly Gaudioso    East District  
Tom Warth (City Staff) Law Department  
Jill Wiedrick (City Staff) Sr. City Planner   
Zina Lagonegro (City Staff) Director of Planning & Zoning  

Public Hearing Schedule - 2016

Public Hearing  Application Deadline  Agenda  Staff Reports   Grid   Decisions 
January 25, 2016 December 16, 2015 Agenda     Staff Reports  Grid  Decisions 
February 22, 2016  January 20, 2016  Agenda  Staff Reports  Grid  Decisions 
March 21, 2016  February 17, 2016  Agenda  Staff Reports  Grid   Decisions 
April 18, 2016  March 16, 2016  Agenda  Staff Reports  Grid  Decisions 
May 16, 2016  April 13, 2016  Agenda   Staff Reports  Grid  Decisions 
June 13, 2016 May 11, 2016 Agenda  Staff Reports  Grid  Decisions 
July 11, 2016 June 8, 2016 Agenda  Staff Reports  Grid  Decisions 
August 8, 2016 July 6, 2016 Agenda   Staff Reports  Grid  Decisions 
September 12, 2016 August 3, 2016 Agenda  Staff Reports  Grid  Decisions 
October 17, 2016 September 7, 2016 Agenda  Staff Reports  Grid Decisions
November 14, 2016 October 12, 2016 Agenda Staff Reports Grid Decisions
December 12, 2016 November 9, 2016 Agenda Staff Reports Grid Decisions












2015 Agendas & Decision Grids

2014 Agendas & Decision Grids

2013 Agendas & Decision Grids

2012 Agendas & Decision Grids

2011 Agendas & Decision Grids

2010 Agendas & Decision Grids

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