Community Development

Zoning Approvals

Please direct any questions to Planning and Zoning Administrator Paul Kleier at or 513-745-8542.

Certain activities require additional zoning approvals.  Click on the name of the Board or Commission that grants the approvals for information about the process and submittal requirements. 

Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines for 2023

Planning & Zoning Application Fees

New Construction and Additions

The Board of Site Arrangement reviews most new commercial construction, some commercial additions, and multi-family developments of three or more units. The Board meets on the second Monday of each month.

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Planned Unit Developments

Planned Unit Developments allow for development that is creative and can have mixed land uses.  

Conditional Use Permits

Each zoning district contains a list of land uses that are permitted in the district, but only after review by the Planning Commission and approval by City Council. The Conditional Uses vary by district.


Electronic message signs must be approved by the Planning Commission.

Variances and Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial Board that reviews all appeals to provisions of the Zoning Code and decisions of the Zoning Administrator.  The Board meets on the second Monday of each month, immediately following the meeting of the Board of Site Arrangement.

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