Boards and Commissions

Planning Commission

Mission Statement

Members are appointed to a six year term. The Planning Commission reviews requests for lot consolidations, lot splits, major and minor subdivisions, determination of similar and conditional use.

Board Members
  • Hannah Belsito
  • Mary Cierebiej, Chairwoman
  • William Gaydos
  • Louis McMahon
  • Patrick Metzger, Vice-Chairman
  • Mark Papke
  • Mark Stockman

Planning Commission Calendar

2014 schedule of the Planning Commission application deadline and meeting dates:

MONTH APPLICATION DEADLINES PRE-REVIEW MEETING REVIEW MEETING
JANUARY Wednesday 12-18-13 Thursday 01-02-14 Thursday 01-02-14
FEBRUARY Wednesday 01-22-14 Thursday 02-06-14 Thursday 02-06-14
MARCH Wednesday 02-19-14 Thursday 03-06-14 Thursday 03-06-14
APRIL Wednesday 03-19-14 Thursday 04-03-14 Thursday 04-03-14
MAY Wednesday 04-16-14 Thursday 05-01-14 Thursday 05-01-14
JUNE Wednesday 05-21-14 Thursday 06-05-14 Thursday 06-05-14
JULY Wednesday 06-18-14 MEETING CANCELLED MEETING CANCELLED
AUGUST Wednesday 07-23-14 Thursday 08-07-14 Thursday 08-07-14
SEPTEMBER Wednesday 08-20-14 Thursday 09-04-14 Thursday 09-04-14
OCTOBER Wednesday 09-17-14 Thursday 10-02-14 Thursday 10-02-14
NOVEMBER Wednesday 10-22-14 Thursday 11-06-14 Thursday 11-06-14
DECEMBER Wednesday 11-19-14 Thursday 12-04-14 Thursday 12-04-14

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are submitted to the Building Department. It is recommended to submit them prior to the application deadline to review applications.

Applications are due before noon on the dates indicated above. This will allow the Building Department to review the applications for completeness. Late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

PRE-REVIEW MEETINGS for the Commission commence at 6:30 PM in the lower conference room.

REVIEW MEETINGS commence at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium at Lakewood City Hall, 12650 Detroit Avenue unless otherwise indicated. Applicants or a representative (designated in writing to the Secretary of the Board) MUST attend the review meeting for an application to receive review.

Public Notice:

Planning Commission Agenda 8/7/14

Thursday, August 07, 2014 7:00 PM

AMENDED AGENDA
PLANNING COMMISSION
AUGUST 7, 2014
LAKEWOOD CITY HALL

PRE-REVIEW MEETING
6:30 P.M.
COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM

Review docket items

REGULAR MEETING
7:00 P.M.
AUDITORIUM

Roll Call

Approve the Minutes of the June 5, 2014 meeting

Opening Remarks

OLD BUSINESS
Docket No. 06-15-14                         
18828 Sloane Avenue
Clifton Pointe II LLC

Roger Bliss, Clifton Pointe II LLC, applicant requests the review and approval for a Lot Split of a single parcel (PPN 311-14-018) to accommodate five townhomes being built on the site, pursuant to Section 1155.07 – Procedures for Lot Splits.  This property is located in an MH, Multi-Family and High Density district.  This item was deferred from the June 5, 2014 meeting.  Updated drawings have been submitted. 

NEW BUSINESS
Docket No. 08-17-14                         
14406-14408 and 14410 Madison Avenue
Broestl & Wallis Fine Jewelers

Christopher J. Dempsey, Dempsey Surveying Co., applicant requests the review and approval for a Lot Consolidation of a two parcels (PPN 314-09-047 and PPN 314-09-048) into one lot, pursuant to Section 1155.06 – Procedures for Lot Consolidations and Resubdivision.  This property is located in a C2, Commercial and Retail district.  

Docket No. 08-18-14                         
12112 Madison Avenue
Bevy in Birdtown

Patty Lim, Dially’s Investment Group, LLC, applicant requests the review and approval of a Conditional Use Permit for an outdoor dining facility at the front of their business on a public right-of-way, pursuant to Section 1129.13 - Supplemental Regulations for Outdoor/Seasonal Dining Facility, Section 1161.03(t) - Outdoor/Seasonal Dining Facility, and Section 1173.02 - Planning Commission.  The applicants will be required to complete a Use of Public Property Agreement with the City of Lakewood.  This property is located in a C2, Commercial and Retail district. 

Docket No. 08-22-14                         
1667-69 Waterbury Road

Frank Scalish, 13318 Madison, LLC applicant request the review and approval of a Conditional Use for parking on a residential zoned parcel.  The subject property is adjacent to commercial property, pursuant to Section 1161.03(a) – Supplemental Regulations for Specific Uses, Accessory Parking. 

COMMUNICATION
Docket No. 08-19-14                       
Communication to the Planning Commission Regarding Proposed Modifications to the Zoning Code to Add Hotels and Motels within Commercial Districts as Presented by Bryce Sylvester, Planning and Development        
                                               
With the growth of the hospitality industry both locally and nationally, the City of Lakewood is seeking ways to provide more economic opportunities within our borders. Hotels and motels are currently permitted in C3, General Business and conditional permitted in C4, Public School. Based on recommendations from the Hotel Feasibility Study completed in 2012, the City of Lakewood is prepared to begin discussions of expanding the number of zoning districts for which hotels are permitted. Bryce Sylvester, City Planner, City of Lakewood, will present recommended changes for consideration by the Planning Commission.   

Docket No. 08-20-14                       
Update to the Planning Commission Regarding the Recommended Changes to the City’s Parking Code as Presented by Bryce Sylvester, Planning and Development
                                                           
The Department of Planning and Development has spent several months reviewing the City’s current parking code with the goal of establishing flexible vehicle parking requirements that support the Community’s Vision to provide safe, convenient, and integrated transportation options throughout the city. Bryce Sylvester, City Planner, City of Lakewood, will present recommended changes for consideration by the Planning Commission.   

Docket No. 08-21-14                         
Communication from P&D Project Specialist Jason Russell:  Renewal of Conditional Use Permit for Outdoor Seasonal Dining
           
Conditional Use Permits for Outdoor/Seasonal Dining can be renewed annually through administrative review by the Director of Planning and Development.  In lieu of public meetings, I have approved the renewal for the following businesses that applied for and received your approval for the conditional use.  The following businesses will have a conditional use permit for outdoor / seasonal dining in 2014:

  • 13321 Madison Avenue; Taco Tontos,
  • 15527-33 Madison Avenue; Barrio Lakewood.

This conditional use has proven to improve business for responsible proprietors and enhanced activity on our streets.  I want to thank the Commission and the above captioned businesses for proving that the use can benefit our city. 

ADJOURN

Planning Commission Meeting Dates 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014 6:30 PM

The Planning Commission will meet on the following dates in 2014:

  • Thursday, January 2, 2014
  • Thursday, February 6, 2014
  • Thursday, March 6, 2014
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • Thursday, May 1, 2014
  • Thursday, June 5, 2014
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Meeting Cancelled
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014
  • Thrusday, September 4, 2014
  • Thursday, October 2, 2014
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pre-Review Meetings for the Planning Commission commence at 6:30 P.M. in the lower level conference room.

Review Meetings commence at 7:00 P.M. in the Auditorium at Lakewood City Hall, 12650 Detroit Avenue unless otherwise indicated. Applicants or a representative (designated in writing to the Secretary of the Board) MUST attend the review meeting for an application to receive review.

Past Agendas

Thursday, December 04, 2014 6:30 PM
Thursday, August 07, 2014 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 03, 2014 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 05, 2014 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 01, 2014 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 03, 2014 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 06, 2014 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 06, 2014 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 02, 2014 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 07, 2013 6:30 PM
Thursday, October 03, 2013 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 05, 2013 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 01, 2013 7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 6:30 PM
Thursday, June 06, 2013 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 02, 2013 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 04, 2013 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 07, 2013 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 07, 2013 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 03, 2013 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 06, 2012 6:30 PM
Thursday, November 01, 2012 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 06, 2012 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 02, 2012 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 05, 2012 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 07, 2012 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 05, 2012 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 01, 2012 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 05, 2012 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 01, 2011 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6:30 PM
Thursday, October 06, 2011 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 01, 2011 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 04, 2011 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 07, 2011 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 02, 2011 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 05, 2011 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 03, 2011 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 03, 2011 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 06, 2011 7:00 PM