Zoning regulation deals primarily with the use of a particular property. Building setbacks, required parking, lot coverage, and signage are some of the issues also addressed in zoning review. For many small projects zoning review can be handled by the zoning staff. Applications for larger projects may need to be reviewed by the City Planning Commission. Some conditionally permitted uses are subject to conditions set forth by the Board of Zoning Appeals. If a proposed project cannot meet all of the requirements of the zoning regulations, a variance may be requested.
Board of Zoning Appeals
A five member volunteer board appointed by the Mayor. Each serves a five-year term. The Board is a quasi-judical board that hears appeals of the decisions of the zoning administrator, interprets the zoning code when issues arise as well as determines the acceptability of requested variances to the City Zoning Code. The Board meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM in City Council Chambers..
To request items to come before the Board, contact the Zoning Department at 102 ½ S Main St, London, Oh 434140, telephone 740-852-7045. to be placed on the agenda applications must be received two weeks in advance.