Departments

Zoning Commission

The Zoning Commission reviews zone change requests for recommendation to the Board of Trustees and approves final development plans. The Commission meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Administration Building.

There are no cases for review at this time.

The Township contracts with the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission to administer its zoning resolution. For assistance, please contact the following:

Thomas Stahlheber     Zoning Plans Examiner     (513)946-4470
Bryan Snyder   Development Services Administrator   (513)946-4464

Archives

 2022

  • The Zoning Commission met for the purpose of revising the language of Section 31 Definitions, Section 51 General Provisions, Section 137 “EE” Planned Residence District, Section 143 Shared Parking, Section 146 Outdoor Lighting, Section 171 Additional Use, Height and Area Regulations and Exceptions, Section 320 Variable Message Centers, Section 321 Wall Signs and Variable Message Centers, Section 351 Detached Garage, Storage, Structures and other Detached Structures of the Symmes Township Zoning Resolution.  The proposed text amendments were initiated at the Township Trustees meeting on February 8, 2022 and have been submitted to the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission for review and comments. This meeting will be held at the Safety Services Center building located at 8871 Weekly Lane, Symmes Township, Ohio 45249. To review the sections, click here
  • Snider Road Multi-Family - Reviewed a zone change application received to change the zoning from "A" Resident to "OO" Planned Residence (with subservient office) for the construction of a 80-unit apartment complex in a one three story building and a 2,000 s.f. storage building on the property with associated surface parking and one new access point from Snider Road.   To review the plans, click here.
  • Silver Spring House III - Reviewed an amended application received for a Final Development Plan (FDP) to reduce the size of an approved but not constructed addition to the rear of the building, change the  the approved outdoor seating area, approved cooler addition and storage building that is located at 8322 East Kemper Road.  To review the plans, click here.
  • Kohls Outparcel – CASTODW II LLC - Reviewed a zone change/major revision received by Gregory Malone, applicant representing CASTODW II LLC owner, for a major revision to allow the creation of an outparcel in front of the existing Kohls store for the purpose of constructing a future additional commercial building utilizing existing parking lot space and access points at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, on the south side of Fields Ertel Road (Parcel #620-0190-0060).  To review the plans click here.
  • Union Savings Bank - Reviewed a Final Development Plan modification to replace the existing electronic building signs on the existing bank building with new ones at 8534 East Kemper Road (Parcel #620-0190-0026).  To review the plans please click here.
  • Hearthstone – Geromes Way Wall - The Zoning Commission will review a final development plan modification to allow construction of a retaining wall in the rear yard of an existing single-family home with less setback  than required from the northern and southern property lines. The subject property is located at 9155 Geromes Way, on the west side of Geromes Way, northwest of McKinney Road (Parcel #620-0180-0664). This hearing will be held at the Symmes Safety Center Building, 8871 Weekly Lane. To review the plans, please click here
  • Tidal Wave Car Wash - Continued a review of a modified Final Development Plan to demolish an existing restaurant building and construct a new car wash facility on the property with associated accessory structures at 9936 Waterstone Boulevard.   To review the modified plans, please click here.
  • LaJaiba Restaurant - Reviewed a Final Development Plan modification to add an outdoor dining area for customers at 11941 Montgomery Road.  To review the plans click here.
  • Governors Hill Apartments - Reviewed an amended application received by Brian Henning, Ackerman Group (applicant) and CVG Partners IV LLC (owner) for a Final Development Plan to allow conversion of the existing office building into a 205-unit apartment complex including construction of new parking garage buildings, swimming pools, and other site amenities at 8600 Governors Hill Drive.  To see the plans, click here.
  • Snider Road Townhomes - Reviewed a zone change application received by the Morelia Group to change the zoning from "A" Residence to "DD" Planned Multiple Residence for the construction of a 20-unit townhome development on the property at 11720 Snider Road with associated surface parking, access drives and one new access point from Snider Road.  To review plans, click here.

2021

  • The Zoning Commission reviewed an amended application received by Darin Ranker, Darin Ranker Architects & Associates, LLC, representing SIDHU Investments LLC for a Final Development Plan for the modification approval to allow the conversion of the existing commercial building for a car sales use including outdoor storage of vehicles in the existing parking area at 12140 Royal Point Drive, on the east side of Royal Point Drive, south of Fields Ertel Road and north of Governors Way.  To review the plans, please click here.

  • The Zoning Commission reviewed a major revision to an existing "EE" Planned Residence district and a zone change from "OO" Planned Residence (with subservient office) to "EE" Planned Residence (with subservient retail) received by Randall Merrill, MSP, representing SSC Governors Plaza WM LLC, to demolish an existing strip retail building and renovate and expand an existing big box retail building to allow for a proposed car dealership use on the property, with associated parking lot modifications and access points onto Fields Ertel Road, Union Cemetery Road and Montgomery Road at 9365 Fields Ertel Road, located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Fields Ertel Road and Union Cemetery Road (Parcel #620-0190-0573/0574).  To view the plans please click here.

  • The Zoning Commission reviewed an amended application received by Erin Gogolin, Bohler Engineering, representing BRE Retail Residual Owner 2 LLC for a Final Development Plan (FDP) for the modification for approval of a new standalone ATM machine in the parking lot of the existing retail center and is located at 11315 Montgomery Road, on the west side of Montgomery Road, south of East Kemper Road (Parcel #620-0210-0658).  To review the plans, please click here.

  • A Public/Staff Review was held to discuss a proposal received for a zone change from "E" Planned Residence with Retail and "OO" Planned Office to "OO" Planned Office to "EE" Planned Residence with Retail on both parcels.  The subject property is located at 9365 Fields Ertel Road which is the old JC Penney site (Parcel #620-0190-0573/0574).  Plans for the meeting can be viewed here.

  • The Zoning Commission reviewed an amended application received by Gregory Bennett of Kleingers Group, representing Robert McCabe Real Estate Group, for a Final Development Plan (FDP) for the modification of the approved streetscape area along Fields Ertel Road to allow the construction of parking and driveway access to a proposed Thorntons convenience store and gas station at 12172 Fields Ertel Road which is located on the southeast corner of the Fields Ertel Road and Montgomery Road intersection (Parcel #620-0190-0610). To see the plans, please click here

  • The Zoning Commission reviewed an amended application received by Ray Meyer Sign Company representing ACABAY GOV HILL LP for a Final Development Plan (FDP) for the modification of a building sign larger than previously approved for the top of the southern building facade at 8805/8845 Governors Hill Drive which is located on the south side of Governors Hill Drive, west of Mason Road and north of Chapelsquare Drive (Parcel #620-0202-0001/0048).  The plans can be viewed here

  • The Zoning Commission reviewed an amended application received by William Shalk, KBA Inc. representing Bay Gov LLC for a Final Development Plan for the modification approval to allow construction of a new standalone ATM structure within the existing parking lot for the office use on the property (Union Savings Bank) which is located at 8805/8845 Governorshill Drive on the southside of Governors Hill Drive, west of Mason Road and north of Chapelsquare .  To review the plans, please click here.

2020

  • The Zoning Commission reviewed an amended application received by Brian Doll, Cincinnati United Contractors Inc. for a Final Development Plan (FDP) to allow the construction of a 3,158 s.f. building addition and walk-in cooler on the main building and installation of a 500 s.f. storage shed on the property.  The subject property is owned by Silver Spring House and is located at 8322 East Kemper Road, on the northeast corner of Kemper and Snider Road intersection (Parcel #620-0210-0040).  Plans can be viewed here.  
  • The Zoning Commission reviewed a modification received by Peter Kaiko, Solli Engineering and SG Loveland Real Estate, LLC to create a separate parcel for the existing Burger King fast food restaurant within the existing shopping center with less rear yard setback than required.  The subject property is located at 10558 Loveland Maderia Road, on the northeast corner of the East Kemper and Loveland Madeira Road intersection (Parcel #620-0090-0021).  Plans can be viewed here.  
  • The Zoning Commission will reviewed an amended application received by Curtis Shaner with Red Architecture & Planning LLC representing Chipotle for a Final Development Plan (FDP) to allow renovation of the former restaurant building into a new restaurant use with a new drive thru lane, parking modifications and new dumpster location.  The subject property is owned by Boston Market Real Estate Company and is located at 9430 Fields Ertel Road, on the north side of Fields Ertel Road, west of Montgomery Road (Parcel #620-0190-0623).  Plans can be viewed here