Community Development

Zoning Approvals

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

The ordinary approval process for most permitted projects involves review for both Zoning Code compliance and Building Code compliance. Some projects require only a review for Zoning Code compliance. These include fences and accessory structures under 200 square feet in area, among others. For these projects, a permit application must be submitted along with a site plan of the pertinent property showing the location of the proposed structure and noting setbacks, building materials, and dimensions.

Certain activities require additional zoning approvals. See below for information about the process and submittal requirements for these activities. 

Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines for 2024

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.  Development Application

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. Conditional Use Permit Application Packet


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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