City Planning Commission

About the City 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. The Planning Commission 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.

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 Planning 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 either by email at: Josanne.Reaves@cityofrochester.gov or by phone at: (585) 428-6140. 

Full Members:  
David Watson, Chair South District
Eugenio Marlin, Vice Chair Northwest District
Bradley Flower South District
Milton Pichardo Northeast District
Kaeri Carroll East District
-Vacant-  *Email josanne.reaves@cityofrochester.gov if interested
 -Vacant-   *Email josanne.reaves@cityofrochester.gov if interested

Alternate Members:   
Steven Rebholz East District
Richard Mauser East District

Staff:
Anna Keller, Staff to the Planning Commission
Jill Wiedrick, Planning Commission Secretary
Tom Warth, Legal Counsel to the Planning Commission

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Click on the points for more information on the individual case. Staff Reports and Decision Notices are included as attachments. 

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Comments

Public comments for current cases will be accepted via email or in writing until noon on the day of the public hearing. After that, all comments must be submitted in person at the hearing.  

Emailplanningcommission@cityofrochester.gov

Mail
City Planning Commission
c/o City of Rochester Zoning Office
City Hall, 30 Church St. Rm. 125-B
Rochester, NY 14614 

Public Hearing

Held monthly on the 2nd Monday at 6:00 PM.

Location:
City Hall, 30 Church St.
City Council Chambers, Rm. 302-A
Rochester, NY 14614

Click the links below to see the agendas for present and past months and for the outcomes of past months known as the Grid. 

   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


To request a sign language interpreter at the public hearing, please email: planningcommission@cityofrochester.gov

Applications

Applications are accepted by appointment only and will not be considered if they are incomplete. If you are considering submitting an item to go before the Planning Commission please contact: 

Anna Keller, Staff to the Planning Commission
(585) 428-7761

>>>Click here for Application Forms