The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Planning & Zoning

City-County Building
1500 Chapline Street – Room 305
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: (304) 234-3701
Fax: (304) 234-3899

Overall, the Department’s main function is to assist the Director of the Economic and Community Development Department in the planning of the city. This includes assisting the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, private developers, and the public with any project or plan they have for utilizing a piece of property. The Department ensures that the Comprehensive Plan is being implemented.

The Department also serves a wide variety of functions pertaining to the management of the City. Any new construction, whether residential, commercial, or industrial, must first be reviewed by the staff to ensure that the use of the property and bulk of any structures meet all of the Zoning Ordinance guidelines.

Reviewing residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions is also a large part of the Department’s responsibilities. The Department must ensure that all new development meet the guidelines set forth in the City Code.

Other specific duties the Department handles include zone changes and lane abandonment requests, variances, special uses, zoning compliance, home occupation review, and map creation.

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From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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