There is a vacancy on the Xenia Planning and Zoning Commission! If you would like to be a part of planning for Xenia’s future and are interested in serving, keep reading:
The Planning and Zoning Commission is established by Xenia City Charter Article VIII, §8.01, and governed by Xenia Codified Ordinance Chapter 1220: Xenia Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall be an advisory commission to the City Council. In the interest of public health, safety, convenience, comfort, prosperity or general welfare of the public, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall make recommendations to City Council upon the following: a Xenia Urban Service Area Land Use Plan for dividing the city or any portion thereof into zones or districts; limitations and regulations as to the height, bulk and location of structures; percentage of lot and dwelling unit occupancy; setback building lines; area and dimensions of yards, courts and other open spaces; uses of land, buildings and other structures in zones and districts; appropriate zoning for land surrounding the city; and such other things as City Council may deem appropriate. In addition, the Planning and Zoning Commission may make recommendations as to amend the Planning and Zoning Code and the zoning map. The commission consists of five volunteers who are residents of the City and are appointed by the City Council to staggered terms of four years each. One Council member serves as chair as appointed by the Council President at their second regular session in January of each year. Staff representatives include the City Planner ([email protected]) and/or the City Engineer ([email protected]).
Frequency of Meetings: Regular sessions are held once per month on the first Thursday, with occasional special sessions on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Those who would like to relay a question, comment or concern to the Planning and Zoning Commission may do so at the meeting during Audience Break or by contacting the Chair of the Commission or the staff representatives through the links on this page. Citizens interested in placing an item on the agenda for discussion should submit their requests to the City Clerk, 101 N. Detroit Street, Xenia, OH 45385. Requests must be received no less than 10 days prior to the meeting date.
Meeting Location: Regular/Special Sessions are held in the City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 101 N. Detroit Street, Xenia, unless otherwise noted on the published agenda.
Printable Meeting and Application Deadline Schedule: [click here]
Xenia Planning and Zoning Commission Application: To view and/or print the XPZC application, click here. To view and/or print the instructions, click here. The Planning and Zoning Department staff is available to assist applicants during every phase of the application process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a pre-submittal meeting during which the applicant can learn about the Board and Commission process. A pre-submittal meeting also affords the applicant and staff the opportunity to address any initial concerns with the application. For more information or to schedule a meeting, please call the City Planner at (937) 376-7285 or e-mail [email protected].
For information on Planning and Zoning Commission Agendas and Meeting Minutes: Please call the City Clerk at (937) 376-7235 or e-mail [email protected].
Your current Planning and Zoning Commissioners are as follows:
- Joshua Long, Vice Chair
- Jim Kennedy
- Sarah Amend
- Everett Ross
The Planning and Zoning Commission is chaired by Councilman John G. Caupp ([email protected]).
Vacancy Information: Thank you for your interest. There is currently a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Commission. If you are interested in serving, please contact Michelle Johnson, City Clerk, at (937) 376-7235.