Boards & Commissions

Board of Building and Zoning Appeals 

The Board of Building and Zoning Appeals’ responsibilities include:

  • Review of appeals to the Planning and Zoning Code, Building Division matters for one, two and three family dwellings and the adopted Property Maintenance Code
  • Review of Variance applications to the Planning and Zoning Code
  • Review of applications to substitute nonconforming uses 

The Board meets the first Thursday of the month (5:30 pm @ City Hall) per the adopted Meeting Dates and Deadlines.

Submittal requirements for Appeal and Variance applications to the Board of Building and Zoning Appeals can be found at https://www.woosteroh.com/working-here/planning-zoning/forms-fees.

Current Board of Building and Zoning Appeals Members are:

  • Lukas Gaffey
  • Brad Gowins
  • Gregg McIlvaine
  • Ken Suchan
  • Stewart Fitz Gibbon
  • Doug MacMillan
  • Greg Tayor

Design and Review Board 

The Design and Review Board’s responsibilities include:

  • Review of Certificate of Appropriate applications for exterior changes to Landmark (Historic) Properties and properties within Landmark Districts
  • Review of changes to signage for properties in the C-4 (Central Business) zoning district
  • Providing recommendations on Development Plan applications for non-landmark properties in C-4 zoning district 
  • Providing recommendations to City Council for the designation of Landmarks and Landmark Districts
  • Adopt and maintain the City of Wooster Design Guidelines

The Board meets the second Tuesday of the month (5:30 pm @ City Hall) per the adopted Meeting Dates and Deadlines.

Submittal requirements for applications to the Design and Review Board can be found at https://www.woosteroh.com/working-here/planning-zoning/forms-fees.

Current Design and Review Board Members are:

  • Susan Bates
  • John Campbell
  • Richard Deffenbaugh
  • Sandra Hull
  • Louise Keating
  • Dick Kinder
  • Keith Speirs

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission’s responsibilities include:

The Commission meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (5:30 pm @ City Hall) per the adopted Meeting Dates and Deadlines.

Development Plan applications to the Planning Commission include the following Submittal Requirements.  Atl east seven (7) days prior to the Commission's public meeting on the pending application, indicating the change proposed, and the date, time, and place of the public meeting. Failure to do so shall result in the cancellation or continuation of the scheduled public meeting.  Signs will be provided by the City of Wooster Planning Division and placed on the site by the applicant.

Conditional Use applications to the Planning Commission require the submission of a Development Plan.

Subdivision applications to the Planning Commission include the following Submittal Requirements.

Zoning Amendment applications to the Planning Commission include the following Submittal Requirements.

Submittal requirements for Development Plan, Conditional Use, Subdivision, and Zoning Amendment applications to the Planning Commission can be found at https://www.woosteroh.com/working-here/planning-zoning/forms-fees.

Current Planning Commission Members are:

  • Kyle Adams
  • Sheree Brownson
  • Grant Mason
  • Jackie Middleton
  • Gilbert Ning
  • Mike Steiner
  • Mark Weaver

Meeting Minutes and Agendas