The Planning Division of the Department of Community Planning and Development provides long-term and short-term land use planning, planning commission support, development reviews and zoning and development assistance.


Position
Name
Phone Number
Planning Director
(330) 963-6154
Building & Planning Coordinator
 
(330) 963-6270

Individuals or businesses anticipating the construction of new buildings, or the subdivision of land are encouraged to contact the Division to obtain information and learn of the City’s development review and permitting process. The Twinsburg Comprehensive Plan may be accessed by clicking this link. Twinsburg’s Zoning and Development Regulations provide the permitted uses and setbacks for each zoning district, as well as regulations for landscaping, parking, etc. The Zoning and Development Regulations may be accessed by clicking on this link. The Official Zoning Map of the City of Twinsburg illustrates the various zoning districts and their physical boundaries. The Zoning Map may be accessed by clicking on this link.


Total City population (2006) 

18,800

Number of businesses 

480

Total City valuation (2006): 

$ 655,596,795

   
Housing by type:         
   Total units  7,317
   Single family detached  4,375
   Single family attached  443

   Multi-family units

 1,765 (majority of units are age restricted)
   
Land Use (acre area - 2004)  
   Residential  2,983
   Business  171
   Industrial  942
   Parks & Open Space  1,911
   Semi-public  547
   Right-of-way  853
   Vacant  1,381
   Total Area  8,788
   

PLANNING COMMISSION
This Commission is composed of residents who have volunteered and been appointed for the purposes of reviewing land use and development issues coming before the City. Planning Commission meets generally on the first and third Mondays of each month except for holidays.  Planning Commission provides recommendations to Council regarding re-zoning of land, conditional use permits, and subdivision reviews. Planning Commission has authority to review and approve site plans for new development. Individuals requesting reviews before Planning Commission must contact the Planning Commission Secretary, complete appropriate application materials and submit information approximately 20 days prior to the Planning Commission meeting to enable staff to review the information submitted. The schedule of Planning Commission meetings and required deadlines for submittals may be viewed by clicking on this link. Applications to appear before Planning Commission may be downloaded at the forms section of the City’s website
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Applicants may be required to appear before other boards or commissions prior to securing final approvals.   The Architectural Review Board provides reviews for all building additions and new construction. The Board of Zoning Appeals rules on requests for variances from development regulations and hears all appeals related to decisions of the Building Commissioner or other boards and commissions. The Environmental and Historic Preservation Commission reviews projects where environmental assessments are required and where sensitive environmental features may be impacted by proposed development.