The Planning and Zoning
Manager is Mr. Tim Davis and operates under the direction of
City Engineer Deborah Swan.
The Planning and Zoning Department is a division of the Engineering
Department, and is located in the south annex of
City Hall at 102 South Market Street, Troy, OH 45373. The
phone number is (937) 339-9481.
The fax number is (937) 339-9341.
The major functions of this department are:
efforts are undertaken to allow a community to step back, take a
look at itself, and form ideas on its future. Troy has recognized
the need for planning its development. The Comprehensive Plan was
on February 1, 2005 and updated 2010, which provides an in-depth look at Troy's development pattern
as it relates to soil characteristics, flood plains, land use
changes and other physical resource information. Demographic,
economic, recreational, transportation and public utility and
housing trends are also reviewed concerning their impact on Troy's
future development pattern. Emphasis is also placed upon the
development of suitability of existing vacant areas in and around
The City's planning efforts provide a basis
for the maintenance and strengthening of property values by
minimizing land use conflicts and encouraging stabilization of
neighborhood environments. Areas slated for change also have a
framework in which day-to-day decisions can be evaluated.
Another major function related to
planning is zoning. Zoning classifies various parcels of land into
specific classifications within the city. Each classification
represents a list of permitted uses along with regulations on what
the land can or cannot be used for. Following a comprehensive plan,
zoning regulations are enacted to protect property within the
community from negative economic, physical, social impacts of other
neighboring land uses.
The new Zoning Code became
effective April 15, 2009. The zoning regulations can be found in text
in the Troy Codified Ordinance and the classifications are mapped on the
official zoning map.
Some of the daily zoning
responsibilities include reviewing site plans and information for
conformance to zoning regulations and then issuing the necessary zoning
permit. Examples of information reviewed include: building setbacks,
minimum lot size, number of required parking spaces, landscape and
buffer requirements, sign requirements, floodway zones, historical area,
zoning appeals, rezoning, and annexations.
of the department are inspections to insure that all approved plans are
Enforcement of the
Property Maintenance Codes (Housing Code) establishes the minimum
requirements and standards for the protection of the public's health,
safety, and welfare. These regulations are administered to all existing
structures, residential and nonresidential and on all existing premises
thus fixing the responsibility for compliance with the owners and
occupants. Non-compliance of the code may result in penalties imposed by
The Planning and Zoning
Department also provides staff review and administrative support to the
Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Mr. Davis may be reached at
Ms. Swan may be reached at