City Planning Commission

Division of Zoning
City Hall - Room 125B

Rochester, New York 14614

Tel: (585)428-6914

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New Interactive Story Map

The interactive story map below contains all of the information that was on the previous Planning Commission page. You can still view the staff report and decision for each case by clicking on a point on the map. Current month's cases are depicted by a blue star, and previous months' cases are depicted by a red circle. You can also enter a specific address in the search bar and the map will bring you to that address. Specific case information goes back to November 2017. Prior year information can still be accessed via the pdfs listed below.  

About the Planning 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 Division of Zoning. See below for specific schedule times, application deadlines, agendas, and hearing information.

For information, an appointment, application forms, or to request sign language interpreter service at the hearing, 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 Josanne Reaves in the Mayor’s Office at (585) 428-6140 or email

Current Board Members 

David L. Watson, Chair South District                       Steven V. Rebholz (East District)   
Eugenio Marlin, Vice Chair   Northwest District Richard Mauser (East District)
Milton Pichardo Northwest District  
JoeAnn Flagg Northwest District  
Todd Bruce South District  
Tonya Dickerson South District  
Kaeri Carroll East District  
Tom Warth (City Staff) Law Department  
Jill Wiedrick (City Staff) Sr. City Planner   
Zina Lagonegro (City Staff) Manager of Zoning  

Public Hearing Schedule - 2018

Public Hearing              Application Deadline     Agendas    Grids  
January 8, 2018     
December 6, 2017 Agenda Grid

February 5, 2018

January 3, 2018

No Hearing


March 5, 2018

January 31, 2018



April 2, 2018

February 28, 2018



May 7, 2018

March 28, 2018



June 4, 2018

May 2, 2018



July 9, 2018

May 30, 2018



August 6, 2018

July 5, 2018

No Hearing


September 10, 2018

August 1, 2018



October 15, 2018

September 5, 2018



November 19, 2018

October 10, 2018



December 17, 2018           

November 7, 2018

No Hearing























Public Hearing Schedule - 2019

   Public Hearing                   Application Deadline          Agendas           Grids     
  January 14, 2019    December 12, 2018    Agenda   Grid
  February 11, 2019    January 9, 2019    Agenda        Grid
  March 11, 2019    February 6, 2019    Agenda        Grid
  April 8, 2019    March 6, 2019    Agenda   Grid
  May 13, 2019    April 3, 2019    Agenda   Grid
  June 10, 2019    May 8, 2019    Agenda   Grid
  July 15, 2019    June 5, 2019    Agenda   Grid
  August 12, 2019    July 10, 2019    Agenda   Grid
  September 9, 2019    August 7, 2019    Agenda   Grid
  October 7, 2019    September 4, 2019    Agenda   Grid
  November 18, 2019    October 2, 2019    Agenda   Grid
  December 16, 2019    November 13, 2019    Agenda   Grid

City Planning Commission Interactive Map

Current Month Cases Previous Cases Greensquare for held cases Held Cases

Please click on each point for more case information. For mobile devices or to view larger, try full screen view.


 2017 Agendas & Decision Grids

2016 Agenda & Decision Grids 

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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