Review Process & Procedures

  1. 2017 Planning Application Fees (PDF)

    View the schedule of fees for the planning application process.

  2. Administrative Approval

    Some items, such as temporary signs, minor variations, and small subdivisions, are eligible for an administrative approval, a streamlined approval process.

  3. Appearance Review

    An Appearance Review is the process whereby the Plan Commission and Village staff review the aesthetic details of a developer's plan to ensure that they are in conformance with the appearance code.

  4. Applications

    Find planning and zoning application forms, and learn how to submit them.

  5. How Many Meetings Are Required?

    The number of meetings required for the Planning and Zoning Review Process depends on the type of application that is being submitted.

  6. Public Hearings

    A public hearing is a meeting, the subject, date, time and location of which has been made known through publication and, when appropriate, the posting of a sign on the property which is the subject of the hearing.

  7. Schedule of Public Meetings

    Learn more about the schedule of public planning review meetings for 2016.

  8. Sign Appearance Review

    Sign Appearance review and approval is required prior to the installation of all permanent signs.

  9. Sign Requirements

    A permit is required in order to erect, construct, enlarge, move or convert any sign or change the face of any existing sign in the Village, with some exceptions which can be found on this page.

  10. Site Plan Review

    A site plan is a drawing or plan drawn to scale that shows uses and structures proposed for a particular parcel of land as required by the Wheeling Zoning Code.

  11. Special Use Review

    A special use is the use of land, buildings, or structures which, because of its unique characteristics cannot ordinarily be classified in any particular zoning district.

  12. Subdivision Review Process

    A "subdivision" is the division of a parcel of land into two or more lots or parcels of record for the purpose of transfer of ownership or development for any future use, either residential, commercial, or industrial.

  13. Subdivision Variation Procedures

    A planning and subdivision variance is a modification of the specific requirements of the subdivision ordinance granted for the purpose of assuring that no property, because of special circumstances applicable to it, shall be deprived of privileges commonly enjoyed by other properties similarly located and zoned.

  14. Zoning Amendments

    On occasion, rezoning of a property or district may be desired and appropriate, but this can occur only under limited conditions.

  15. Zoning Variation

    A zoning variance is a modification of the specific requirements of the zoning ordinance granted for the purpose of assuring that no property, because of special circumstances applicable to it, shall be deprived of privileges commonly enjoyed by other properties similarly located and zoned.