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City of Rochester

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. 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 monroeb@cityofrochester.gov

Current Board Members 

David L. Watson, Chair South District
Steven V. Rebholz, Vice Chair East District
Heidi Zimmer-Meyer East District
Helen B. Hogan East District
Eugenio Marlin Northwest District 
Todd Bruce South District
C. Mitchell Rowe (City Staff)               Director of Planning & Zoning
Tom Warth (City Staff) Law Department
Jill Wiedrick (City Staff) Sr. City Planner 


Public Hearing Schedule - 2015 

Public Hearing  Application Deadline  Agenda  Staff Reports     Grids  Decisions 
November 10, 2014  October 1, 2014 Agenda  Staff Reports  Grid  Decisions
December 8, 2014 November 5, 2014 Agenda  Staff Reports Grid Decisions
January 12, 2015     December 10, 2014 Agenda Staff Reports Grid Decisions
February 9, 2015 January 7, 2015 Agenda Staff Reports Grid Decisions
March 16, 2015 February 4, 2015 Agenda  Staff Reports Grid Decisions
April 20, 2015 March 11, 2015 Agenda  Staff Reports Grid Decisions 
May 18, 2015 April 15, 2015 Agenda   Staff Reports Grid Decisions 
June 15, 2015 May 13, 2015 Agenda  Staff Reports Grid Decisions 
July 20, 2015 June 10, 2015 Agenda  Staff Reports Grid Decisions 
August 17, 2015 July 15, 2015 Agenda  Staff Reports Grid Decisions 
September 21, 2015   August 12, 2015 Agenda  Staff Reports Grid Decisions 
October 19, 2015 September 16, 2015 Agenda  Staff Reports Grid Decisions 
November 16, 2015 October 14, 2015 Agenda  Staff Reports Grid Decisions
December 21, 2015                  November 12, 2015            Agenda        Staff Reports   Grid         Decisions    


2014 Agendas & Decision Grids (to date)

2013 Agendas & Decision Grids

2012 Agendas & Decision Grids

2011 Agendas & Decision Grids

2010 Agendas & Decision Grids


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