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City of Rochester

Commission and Board Meetings Information

City Planning Commission

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

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. The board also makes recommendations to City Council regarding Zoning Code and Map amendments.

For more information about the City Planning Commission visit the Commission's page.   

Zoning Board of Appeals

Division of Zoning
City Hall - Room 125-B
Rochester, New York 14614
Tel: (585) 428-7364

Boards and commissions afford citizens the opportunity to participate in governance and decision making at all levels of government. This seven member citizen board hears requests for Variances to the City’s Zoning Code, and Administrative Appeals of decisions made by the Manager of Zoning.

For more information about the Zoning Board of Appeals, visit the Board's page.

Rochester Environmental Commission

Divison of Zoning
City Hall - Room 125-B
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 428-7054

This seven-member Commission's responsibility is to provide review of and make recommendations regarding the environmental impacts that may be associated with various projects. Members must be City residents, with at least one from each of the four City Council Districts.

For more information about the Rochester Environmental Commission, visit the Commission's page.

Rochester Preservation Board

Division of Zoning
City Hall - Room 125-B 
Rochester, New York 14614
Telephone (585) 428-7238

Citizens serving on a public board or commission help to ensure that decision making is based upon the public interest and its citizens’ points of view. This seven member citizen board reviews applications for Certificates of Appropriateness required for alterations to landmarks and properties located in the City’s eight preservation districts – Corn Hill, Mt. Hope Avenue, East Avenue, Susan B. Anthony, Beach Avenue, South Avenue, Gregory Street, Grove Place, and Brown’s Race. It is also responsible for developing and adopting preservation guidelines.

For more information about the Rochester Preservation Board, visit the Board's page.


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