The Commission holds public hearings pertaining to the plan, design, location, removal, relocation, widening, extension, and vacation of streets, parkways, playgrounds and other public places; the approval of plats for subdivision of land; and the zoning of the City for any lawful purpose. The Commission endeavors to formulate plans for the future physical development of the City. For more information concerning the duties of the Planning Commission please view the official charge below.

Meeting Times

Please refer to the City of Oberlin Calendar of Events for official dates.

Contact Us

For more information please contact the Planning/ Dev. Director, Carrie Handy at 440 775-7250.


Name AddressTerm
Matt Adelman240 Elm Street01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020
Eric Gaines335 N. Prospect Street01/01/2019 - 12/31/2021
Peter Crowley134 W. Lincoln Street01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020
William Miller207 Eastern Avenue 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022
Bryan Burgess560 E. College Street01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022
* represents terms that are limited as of 12/31/2020

A complete list of board and commission members can be found here.

Important Documents

Official Charge

Minutes & Agendas

Conditional Use Permit

Site Plan Approval Process 

Zoning Amendment Process-Old 


Questions related to the application process for City board and commission appointments should be directed to the Oberlin Clerk of Council’s Office