Planning and Zoning
Please see this letter from the Development Department Director, Chris Schmiesing, regarding COVID-19 as it relates to our office.
City Planning focuses on working with the community, stakeholders and city officials to develop and put in place policies to shape the future of the city and maximize the quality of life for its residents.
The Comprehensive Plan details the community’s vision for growth and development in the city. Piqua also has conducted neighborhood and district planning efforts to focus on the revitalization of specific areas.
The Planning and Zoning office is responsible for the administration of zoning regulations. Zoning is a land use tool that guides growth and development, and is the primary mechanism to implement the vision of the Comprehensive Plan.
The Planning and Zoning staff also issue zoning permits and organize permit review. When an applicant submits a permit application to build, modify or demolish structures on their property, the Planning and Zoning staff ensure that these plans are permitted by the zoning code. These plans are also sent to the other City departments, who review the plans for compliance with other sections of the Code of Ordinances, and to make sure these construction plans are coordinated with existing and planned infrastructure.
The Planning and Zoning staff works closely with elected officials, citizens, stakeholders, and planning boards and committees on wide variety of land use matters and community issues. The office provides guidance and support to the City Commission, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and routinely interacts with local organizations involved in civic matters.
Code Piqua is an important update to the zoning code. Several planning initiatives, including the 2007 Plan It Piqua Comprehensive Plan update, have taken place in recent years. These initiatives have faithfully captured a new vision for the community, and the Code Piqua update seeks to align zoning practices with this modern vision. Updates to this initiative are available on the Code Piqua page.
Zoning/Development Maps Tool– Piqua’s map gallery hosts a searchable zoning map and other content the public will find useful. The Planning and Zoning office is working to make more mapping information more accessible, and this mapping tool will be updated periodically.
The Development Department seeks to make it as easy as possible to submit permit applications online. Linked below are permit applications and review request forms. If you have any questions at all, please give us a call!
City of Piqua Charter and Ordinances – Chapter 154 for Zoning
Downtown District Design Review Board – this Board’s responsibilities are being combined with those of the Planning Commission as of Spring of 2020.
The Planning and Zoning Office is a division of the City of Piqua Development Office.
Planning and Zoning Department
201 West Water Street
Piqua OH 45356
e-mail the City Planner, Kyrsten French – email@example.com
For questions regarding permit applications, please call Bethany Harp – 937-778-2049