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