Planning & Zoning Commission


  • 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month (and occasionally the third Thursday)
  • City Administration Building
    City Council Chambers
    Second Floor
    107 E. Main Street
    Xenia, OH 45385

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 at the following address:

City of Xenia
Attn: City Clerk
107 E. Main Street
Xenia, OH 45385

Requests must be received no less than 10 days prior to the meeting date.

Agendas & Minutes

For information on Planning and Zoning Commission agendas and meeting minutes, email the City Clerk or call 937-376-7235.


  • Faith Sorice, Vice Chair
  • David Leitch
  • Kasey Bottorff

About the Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission is established by Xenia City Charter Article VIII, §8.01 (PDF), and governed by Chapter 1220 of the Land Development Code. 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:

  • 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 line
  • Area and dimensions of yards, courts and other open space
  • Uses of land, buildings and other structures in zones and districts
  • Appropriate zoning for land surrounding the city
  • 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 and/or the City Engineer.

Xenia Planning & Zoning Commission Application

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 email the City Planner or call 937-376-7285.

If You Received a Notice of Public Hearing

A notice for a public hearing is a required notice to be sent by the City to property owners who are in the vicinity of a property where development of or changes are proposed. Typical public hearing notices advertise a request for a Rezoning, Zoning Designation of Annexed Land, Planned Unit Development Concept Plan, and Major Modifications to approved Planned Unit Developments. Such notices invite the public to participate in the decision-making process. If you received a notice of public hearing in the mail and you have questions, please contact the staff member at the number listed at the bottom of the notice.

Interested in Serving?

If a vacancy on the Commission is noted above and you are interested in serving, please contact City Clerk Michelle Johnson at (937) 376-7235 or email.