Planning & Zoning Commission

The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting is on the fourth Thursday of each month at City Hall, 5555 Perimeter Drive at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise advertised. Please refer to the meeting calendar for scheduled meeting dates.

2022 Meetings

Thursday, December 8

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Previous Meetings

Thursday, January 6

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda v2 | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, January 20

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda v3 | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes| Submit Public Comment

Thursday, February 3

Meeting Cancelled | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Cancellation Notice

Thursday, February 17

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, March 3

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, March 17

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, April 7

Regular Meeting | 6 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Wednesday, April 20

Joint Board and Commission Training | 6  – 8 p.m. | Development Building – 5200 Emerald Parkway Special Agenda | Meeting Notes

Thursday, April 21

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, May 5

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Amended Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes| Submit Public Comment

Thursday, May 19

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, June 9

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, June 16

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes| Submit Public Comment

Thursday, July 7

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, August 4

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda_Rev2 | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, August 18

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, September 1

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, September 15

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive AMENDED Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, October 6

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive AMENDED Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, October 20

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Thursday, November 3

Regular Meeting | 6:30 p.m. | City Hall – 5555 Perimeter Drive Agenda | Approved Meeting Documents: Record of Action | Minutes | Submit Public Comment

Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC)

Responsibilities

The principal responsibility of the PZC is to review certain applications for land development approvals as determined by the City of Dublin Zoning Code and Subdivision Regulations. For most applications, the Commission is a recommending body for City Council.

The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) consists of seven members who are residents of the City of Dublin and appointed by City Council.

Members

  • Rebecca Call – Chair
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2023 
  • Mark Supelak  – Vice Chair
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2025 
  • Jamey Chinnock
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2026 
  • Warren Fishman
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2024 
  • Kathy Harter
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2026 
  • Lance Schneier
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2024 
  • Kim Way
    Term Expiration: 03/31/2025 

FAQs

How Do I Obtain Information About Cases Coming Before the PZC?

All applications are filed with City of Dublin Planning at 5200 Emerald Parkway. Specific information related to the case may also be found on the City’s website at:  https://dublinohiousa.gov/pzc/. Notices regarding public hearings are sent to nearby property owners within a certain distance from the property, as required by the Zoning Code. The City also places a sign on the affected property to alert the public about pending applications. The agenda and related information for pending cases is typically posted on the website approximately five days prior to the meeting.

How Can I Get Information to the Commission if I Have Concerns?

There are several ways to make your concerns known to the City. Any communication received by staff is provided to each of the Commission members prior to a decision on the application.

  • Write: Address your letter to “City of Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission” and address it to 5555 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, OH, 43017. To ensure delivery prior to the meeting, plan on sending your letter at least a week in advance.
  • Call: You may call us at 614-410-4600. You will be put in touch with the Case Manager or other Planner familiar with the case who will be able to answer your questions or forward any comments you may wish the Commission to have.
  • Email: Address your email to the Case Manager, or, if you do not know the Case Manager, address it to the Planning Liaison to the Commission – Nichole Martin, Senior Planner, at nmartin@dublin.oh.us.
  • Leave a comment: On the https://dublinohiousa.gov/pzc/ website page for each application; there is a place at the bottom of the page to leave a comment.
  • Attend the meeting: All meetings are held at City Hall, 5555 Perimeter Drive, normally on every other Thursday at 6:30 pm. Anyone wishing to address the PZC about a case should sign up on the list outside the chamber doors before the meeting. Names will be called in the order that they are submitted on the sign-in sheet. If you didn’t get you name on the list, you will still be given a chance to speak.

What Should I Expect at the PZC Meeting?

The Commission Chairperson will call the meeting to order and address any administrative issues, such as approving previous meeting minutes. From there, the Commission will begin hearing case applications. There are usually three types of cases heard by the PZC: Consent Cases, Informal Reviews, and Public Hearings.

Consent Cases

The PZC is permitted to act on some cases by consent. Consent cases are those that typically have few minor issues of concern, are recommended for approval by the City’s Planning Staff, and the applicant agrees with the proposed recommendation. Cases eligible for consent approvals are usually heard at the beginning of the application reviews and there are no formal presentations or discussions by the Commission (although there may be a question or two for clarification on certain points). Even if a case is eligible for consent approval, the public will be given an opportunity to speak when the Chairperson asks for public comment. If requested, the item can be removed from the list of consent cases and given a presentation and discussion.

Informal Reviews

Some applications are heard by the PZC on an informal basis. This means that an applicant may present a potential development proposal to determine what concerns the Commission may have prior to submitting a formal application. Comments made about these applications are not binding on either the City or the applicant. Here too, the public is given the opportunity to comment. No decisions are made and no votes are taken. Following the informal review, the applicant may choose to move forward by filing a formal application that would be reviewed at another public hearing.

Public Hearings

Zoning applications requiring public hearings by the PZC will usually include a presentation by the City’s professional Planning, Engineering, and other relevant Staff. The applicant then has the opportunity to make their own presentation to the Commission or clarify issues raised during the staff presentation. At this point, the public hearing is opened to comments from the public. Once everyone has addressed the Commission, the public comment portion of the meeting is closed by the Chairperson and the Commission members discuss the case. Once discussion has concluded, the Commission may choose to take one of four actions:

  • Approval:If the Commission determines that all of the City’s requirements related to the application have been met, they may approve the application.
  • Approval with Conditions:Should the Commission find that some of the City requirements have not been met, they may approve the proposal, subject to certain changes or corrections to be made.
  • Disapproval:If the Commission finds that the application fails to meet one or more of the City requirements, and that no changes or corrections could reasonably be made to overcome the identified issues, they may disapprove (deny) the application.
  • Postponement:The Commission may also delay action on the proposal if they determine: more information is needed; they need more time to review the comments made; or to give the applicant additional time to address the Commission’s concerns. The application is then postponed to a future meeting to be reviewed after the applicant has revised the materials.

Tips for Presenting to the Commission

  • The public needs to stand at the podium in order to be heard by the Commission and state name and address before making comments.
  • The public’s comments are to be addressed to the Chairperson. If there is a question for the applicant, Staff, another Commission member, or a member of the audience, will present this question to the Chairperson and it will be directed as necessary to the proper person.
  • It is most helpful to the PZC if comments are concise and stay directly related to the case being reviewed. It is useful to have some notes prepared in advance from which to speak. We recognize that many people are nervous speaking in front of public bodies, so notes sometimes help keep thoughts organized.

If possible, where many people from the same area would like to comment generally on the same issues, designating a spokesperson to consolidate comments is encouraged but not required.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

Mission

We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.

Vision

A global city of choice. Vibrant. Innovative. Engaged.

Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

The Clerk of Council prepares legislation, City Council meeting agendas, and acts as the liaison between members of City Council and City Administration.

Jennifer Delgado, Clerk of Council

Phone:
614.410.4442

Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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