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

2015 schedule of the Planning Commission application deadline and meeting dates:

MONTH APPLICATION DEADLINES PRE-REVIEW MEETING REVIEW MEETING
JANUARY Wednesday 12-24-14 Thursday 01-08-15 Thursday 01-08-15
FEBRUARY Wednesday 01-21-15 Thursday 02-05-15 Thursday 02-05-15
MARCH Wednesday 02-18-15 Thursday 03-05-15 Thursday 03-05-15
APRIL Wednesday 03-18-15 Thursday 04-02-15 Thursday 04-02-15
MAY Wednesday 04-22-15 Thursday 05-07-15 Thursday 05-07-15
JUNE Wednesday 05-20-15 Thursday 06-04-15 Thursday 06-04-15
JULY Wednesday 06-17-15 Thursday 07-02-15 Thursday 07-02-15
AUGUST Wednesday 07-22-15 Thursday 08-06-15 Thursday 08-06-15
SEPTEMBER Wednesday 08-19-15 Thursday 09-03-15 Thursday 09-03-15
OCTOBER Wednesday 09-16-15 Thursday 10-01-15 Thursday 10-01-15
NOVEMBER Wednesday 10-21-15 Thursday 11-05-15 Thursday 11-05-15
DECEMBER Wednesday 11-18-15 Thursday 12-03-15 Thursday 12-03-15

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 Council 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 4/2/15

Thursday, April 02, 2015 7:00 PM

AGENDA
PLANNING COMMISSION
APRIL 2, 2015
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

Election of Chair Member

Election of Vice-Chair Member

Approve the Minutes of the March 5, 2015 meeting

Opening Remarks

OLD BUSINESS
CONDITIONAL USE
Docket No. 03-07-15
12215 Clifton Boulevard
AIY Properties, Inc.
           
Dominic Audino, AIY Properties, Inc., applicant, requests the review and approval of a Conditional Use permit to operate a leasing office for approximately 700 apartment units owned and managed in Lakewood, pursuant to Section 1161-03 – Supplemental Regulations for Specific Uses.  The property is located in an MH, Multi-Family and High Density district.  This item was deferred from March. 

NEW BUSINESS
LOT CONSOLIDATION
Docket No. 04-08-15
14816-18 Clifton Boulevard     

Christopher Dempsey, Dempsey Surveying, Co. and applicant requests the review and approval of a lot split of the southerly portion of the residential lot, 14823 Lake Avenue and a consolidation with the property at 14816-18 Clifton Boulevard, pursuant to Section 1155.06 – Procedures for lot consolidations and resubdivision.  This property is located in an R2, Single and Two-Family district. 

COMMUNICATION
Docket No. 04-09-15
Regarding Rezoning of the property located at 14823 Lake Avenue

At its meeting in March 16, 2015, Lakewood City Council referred an application for rezoning of a 25 ft. x 60 ft. portion of the parcel at 14823 Lake Avenue  (PPN 312-15-022) from R1H (Single Family High Density) to R2 (Single and Two Family). The rezoning will take place after the said portion of parcel is split from 14823 Lake Avenue in order to consolidate with 14818 Clifton Blvd (PPN 312-15-023). The rezoning is necessary to match the zoning of 14818 Clifton Blvd.  City Planner Bryce Sylvester will present the proposed changes to the Zoning Map of the City to the Commission members for their consideration.  

CONDITIONAL USE
Docket No. 04-10-15
2060 Wascana Avenue

Michael B. Blakesmith, property owner and applicant requests the review and approval of a Conditional Use permit to operate a firearms repair business, classified as a Type B Home Occupation, in an R2 Single and Two Family Residential District, pursuant to Section 1161.03(f) – Supplemental regulations for specific uses. 

Docket No. 04-11-15
14600 Detroit Avenue
Forage      

Fady Chamoun, Citizens Eatery LLC dba Forage, applicant, requests the review and approval of a Conditional Use permit for outdoor seasonal dining facility at Forage, pursuant to Section 1161-03 – Supplemental regulations for specific uses.  The property is located in an MH, Multi-Family and High Density district. 

Docket No. 04-12-15
Communication from City Planner Bryce Sylvester                                                                            
Renewal of Conditional Use Permit for Outdoor Seasonal Dining

The following received approval of the annual renewal of Conditional Use permit for the year of 2015 through administrative review by the Department of Planning and Development:

  • 11904-08 Detroit Avenue; Five O’Clock Lounge,
  • 12401 Detroit Avenue; Peppers Italian Restaurant,
  • 14013 Detroit Avenue; GetGo,
  • 14018 Detroit Avenue; Winking Lizard,
  • 14718 Detroit Avenue; Melt Bar & Grilled,
  • 14900 Detroit Avenue; Rozi’s Wine House,
  • 15008 Detroit Avenue; 16-Bit + Arcade,
  • 15010 Detroit Avenue; Yogurt Treats, LLC (“menchie’s”),
  • 15312-14 Detroit Avenue; Quaker Steak & Lube,
  • 15605-07 1/2 Detroit Avenue; Merry Arts Pub + Grille,
  • 16300 Detroit Avenue; StrEat Burger,
  • 16512 Detroit Avenue; Cozumel Mexican Restaurant,
  • 16934 Detroit Avenue; Midtown Booths,
  • 18405 Detroit Avenue; India Garden Bar & Restaurant,
  • 18622 Detroit Avenue; Around the Corner,
  • 12700 Lake Avenue; Pier W Restaurant,
  • 11926 Madison Avenue; The Flying Rib,
  • 12112 Madison Avenue; The Bevy in Birdtown,
  • 13603 Madison Avenue; Bonnie and Clyde’s, LLC,
  • 13715 Madison Avenue; Angelo’s Pizza,
  • 14224 Madison Avenue; El Tango Taqueria,
  • 14810 Madison Avenue; The Red Rose Café,
  • 15527-33 Madison Avenue; Barrio’s,
  • 17014 Madison Avenue; Mullen’s of Madison,
  • 1528 West 117th Street; Dunkin’ Donuts.

 

REVIEW
Docket No. 07-19-13                        
13368 Madison Avenue
Brew 133

Review of Conditional Use compliance.  In July 2013, Shawn Botkins, applicant, requested approval for a Conditional Use permit for an outdoor dining facility pursuant to Section 1161.03(t) – Outdoor/Seasonal Dining Facility and Section 1173.02(b) – Conditional Use Permits.  The Commission granted the use.  The property is located in a C3, Commercial and General Business district.   

COMMUNICATION
Docket No. 03-04-15            
Proposal for Modifications to Two Parts of the Zoning Code
Garages and Air Conditioning Units

Bryce Sylvester, City Planner, and Kyle Krewson, Board of Zoning Appeals Member, will present a proposal for modifications to two parts of the zoning.  The first is a recommendation to change definition of garage height, and the second is to modify the requirements for side yard variances for air conditioning units. 

ADJOURN

Planning Commission Meeting Dates 2015

Thursday, December 03, 2015 7:00 PM

The Planning Commission will meet on the following dates in 2015:

  • Thursday, January 8, 2015
  • Thursday, February 5, 2015
  • Thursday, March 5, 2015
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015
  • Thursday, July 2, 2015
  • Thursday, August 6, 2015
  • Thrusday, September 3, 2015
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015
  • Thursday, November 5, 2015
  • Thursday, December 3, 2015

Pre-Review Meetings for the Planning Commission commence at 6:30 P.M. in the Council 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 03, 2015 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 02, 2015 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 05, 2015 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 08, 2015 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 04, 2014 6:30 PM
Thursday, December 04, 2014 6:30 PM
Thursday, November 06, 2014 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 04, 2014 7:00 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