Glendale Planning and Historic Preservation Commission

About the CommissionThe Glendale Historic District was established in 1977 when the Village’s Historic District received National Historic Landmark status from the National Park Service. The Glendale Historic District includes some of the oldest and most architecturally significant homes in the Village. Several years after National Historic Landmark status was granted, the Village established a local historic district along the same boundaries and became a Certified Local Government for historic preservation.  The Glendale Planning and Historic Preservation Commission (GPHPC or Planning Commission), established in 1993 by ordinance, serves as the official Historic Preservation Commission for the Village of Glendale Historic District. Planning Commission also serves as the reviewing body for all exterior building permit applications within the Glendale Historic District.

Made up of planners, architects and experts in historical preservation, the Planning Commission follows the Village's Historic Design Guidelines when reviewing building permits for appropriateness. These guidelines provide detailed considerations for a wide variety of home improvement projects and ensure that the Village's unique historic architecture remains preserved.

The primary responsibility of the Planning Commission is the enforcement of these guidelines through Appropriateness Reviews for projects within the Historic District. These reviews are required for nearly all building permit applications for exterior renovation and construction projects. The only exceptions are provided for projects which replace “like and same”, meaning there is not a change in material or architecture. The Village Administrator determines if a project application meets this condition.  

Planning Commission regularly meets every month, on the first Monday of the month. The meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. at 80 E. Sharon Road, Glendale, Ohio 45246.  If you are applying for a building permit within the Historic District, you or someone familiar with the project is required to attend the Planning Commission meeting. All applications are due no later than one week prior to the scheduled meeting date.
COMMISSION MEMBERSChair - Tom Breidenstein
Vice Chair - Tom Kerr
Mayor Donald Lofty
Randy Green
Bob Kooris
Daniel Mayzum
Beth Sullebarger
Considering a Building Project?
If you live within the Glendale Historic District, it is important to consider how the Historic Design Guidelines may impact your project. After reviewing the Guidelines, please visit the Building and Zoning Department page for more information about applying for a building permit. A copy of the building permit application is available at the link above.

A list of typical projects that require Glendale Planning and Historic Preservation Commission review:
  • Accessory Structures
  • Additions
  • Decks
  • Driveway Replacement
  • Fences (add/repl.)
  • Gutter Replacement (if changing gutter type)
  • New Homes
  • Pavers, terraces
  • Pools (In or above ground)
  • Retaining Walls
  • Roof Replacement (if material changes)
  • Shutters (add or remove)
  • Siding
  • Signs (Commercial)
  • Window Replacement
Rules of procedure for the Glendale Planning and Historic Preservation Commission can be found here.

Planning Commission Minutes
2020

06/29/20 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
05/04/20 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
03/02/20 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
02/03/20 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
01/06/20 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
2019

12/02/19 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
11/04/19 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
10/07/19 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
09/09/19 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
08/05/19 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
07/08/19 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
06/03/19 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
05/06/19 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
04/01/19 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
03/04/19 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes      
02/04/19 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes