Plan Commission

Meetings


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month
  • Meetings can be viewed using either Flash Player technology, they can be watched on Apple and Android devices or on our UStream channel called wheelingtv.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members


  • Tatiana Blinova
  • Jeff Creech
  • Pam Dorband
  • Donald Johnson
  • Joe Kalis
  • Steve Powers
  • James Ruffatto

Commission Overview


The Plan Commission consists of 7 members appointed by the Village President and the Board of Trustees to 3-year terms. The Plan Commission also acts as the Sign Code Board of Appeals and the Appearance Review Commission for the Village. The Commission was created to prepare a comprehensive Village plan for the guidance, direction and control of the growth and development or redevelopment of the Village of Wheeling and contiguous territory not more than 1 1/2 miles beyond the corporate limits and not included in any municipality. The Plan Commission also reviews the Village Comprehensive Plan from time to time as needed. The Plan Commission routinely holds hearings for the review of proposed site plans for commercial, industrial, and retail developments within the Village. Site Plan review is the review of proposed construction drawings for building location, parking and traffic flow, landscaping, appearance, and signage.

The Plan Commission is vested with the duty to hear and recommend to the Village Board, appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator under this Title, in the manner and subject to the standards set out in Chapter 19.90 of the Wheeling Municipal Code. The Plan Commission also hears and recommends to the corporate authorities applications for variations from the regulations and restrictions imposed by this Title subject to the standards set out in Chapter 19.88 of the Wheeling Municipal Code.

Lastly, the Plan Commission also hears and recommends to the Village Board any requests for changes in a property's Zoning classification.