City Planning Commission

In accordance with Executive Order No. 202.1 and the Mayor's Local Emergency Oder, the City Planning Commission public hearings will take place as virtual hearings and no in-person attendance shall be permitted.

The next hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM. The agenda will be posted under 'Public Hearing' below . Staff Reports will be posted in 'Interactive Map' below .

To view and/or listen to the hearing click the link at the scheduled time: The Hearing will be recorded and later transcribed.

How to COMMENT on a current case:

1) Submit written comment by email, mail, or deliver it to City Hall.
Mail: Zoning Office c/o Planning Commission, 30 Church St. Rm. 125B, Rochester, NY 14614

Your written comment must include the project address you are commenting on, your first and last name, address, and contact information. A zoning staff member will read your comments into the record during the virtual hearing. The deadline to submit written comment is 5:00 PM; Friday, May 7, 2020. 

2) Provide spoken comment at the virtual public hearing. >>>CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Comments may not exceed 3 minutes in length or 10 minutes for neighborhood associations. The deadline to register to provide spoken comment is 12:00 PM; Monday, May 10, 2021. 

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.


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: or by phone at: (585) 428-6140. 

Full Members:  
David Watson, Chair South District
Eugenio Marlin, Vice Chair Northwest District
Kaeri Carroll East District
Bradley Flower South District
Kimberly Harding East District 
Milton Pichardo Northeast District
Markeba Williams South District 

Alternate Members:   
Steven Rebholz Northeast District
Richard Mauser East District

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

  City Planning Commission Interactive Map

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

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Public Hearing

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 Agenda Grid
January 11, 2021 December 14, 2020 Agenda      Grid
February 8, 2021 January 13, 2021 Agenda      Grid
March 8, 2021 February 10, 2021 Agenda Grid
April 12, 2021 March 17, 2021 Agenda Grid
May 10, 2021 April 14, 2021 Agenda Grid
June 14, 2021 May 19, 2021 Agenda Grid
July 12, 2021 June 16, 2021 Agenda Grid
August 9, 2021 July 14, 2021 Agenda Grid
September 13, 2021 August 18, 2021 Agenda Grid
October 18, 2021 September 22, 2021 Agenda Grid
November 15, 2021 October 20, 2021 Agenda Grid
December 13, 2021 November 17, 2021 Agenda Grid

To request a sign language interpreter at the public hearing, please email:


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  

Prior Years Agendas and Grids

  Agendas Grids
2020 Agendas Grids
2019 Agendas       Grids
2018  Agendas   Grids 
2017  Agendas   Grids 
2016  Agendas   Grids 
2015  Agendas   Grids 
2014  Agendas   Grids 
2013  Agendas    Grids 
2012  Agendas   Grids 
2011  Agendas   Grids 
2010  Agendas   Grids