City Planning Commission

Division of Zoning
City Hall - Room 125B

Rochester, New York 14614

Tel: (585)428-7761

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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's Zoning 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 6:00 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 Anna Keller, Sr. Community Housing Planner, at (585) 428-7761 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)
JoeAnn Flagg Northwest District  
Bradley Flower South District  
Tonya Dickerson South District  
Milton Pichardo Northeast District  
Kaeri Carroll East District  
Tom Warth (City Staff) Law Department  
Anna Keller (Board Staff) Sr. City Planner   
Zina Lagonegro (City Staff) Manager of Zoning  

Public Hearing Schedule - 2020

   Public Hearing                   Application Deadline          Agendas           Grids     
  January 13, 2020    December 11, 2019    Agenda     Grid 
  February 10, 2020    January 8, 2020    Agenda        Grid 
  March 9, 2020    February 5, 2020    Agenda    Grid
  April 13, 2020    March 4, 2020    Agenda    Grid 
  May 11, 2020    April 8, 2020    Agenda    Grid 
  June 8, 2020    May 6, 2020    Agenda    Grid 
  July 13, 2020    June 3, 2020    Agenda    Grid 
  August 10, 2020    July 8, 2020    Agenda    Grid 
  September 14, 2020    August 5, 2020    Agenda    Grid 
  October 19, 2020    September 9, 2020    Agenda    Grid 
  November 16, 2020    October 14, 2020    Agenda    Grid 
  December 14, 2020    November 12, 2020    Agenda    Grid


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   No Hearing   
  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
  September 30, 2019   Rochester 2034 Workshop     Description  
  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

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2018 Agendas & Decision Grids 



 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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