Plan Commission

Temporary Planning Division/Plan Commission Operations Policy

Please be aware the operations policies for the Planning Division and Plan Commission submittals will remain in place until further notice to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Planning Division Operations Update (March 17, 2020)

Click here for Application for Development Review (formerly Plan Commission Application)

Plan Commission Approvals Required

If you are proposing any of the following projects/application types, the Plan Commission will need to review your proposal.  Some application types require forms in addition to the Plan Commission Application, those are indicated below with links to the additional forms.  

Application Checklists

Each application type has a corresponding checklist detailing everything that is required in your submittal package.  The checklists can be found in the City's Development Handbook.  

Plan Commission Fees

A full list of Plan Commission fees can be found here. All fees must be paid in full prior to being placed on a Plan Commission agenda. 

Submittal Requirements

The Plan Commission now requires a digital-only submission.  No paper copies of plans are required.  A digital copy shall be submitted with the application (JPG and/or PDF) and include all of the submittal requirements for that particular application type. Please refer to the Application for Development Review and the Development Handbook for these requirements.  Applications should also include a project location map showing a ½ mile radius.  Color copies of site, landscaping, elevations, and renderings are also required. Applicants should also bring material samples to the Plan Commission meeting for any new building or addition where new materials are being introduced.  

Digital submissions can be emailed here, If the files are too large to email, you can use Dropbox or other file hosting site.  Digital files can also be mailed to or dropped off at the Community Development Department on a USB thumb drive or CD/DVD-ROM. 

Applications for Plan Commission review are due in the Community Development Department no later than 4:00 P.M. on the Monday four (4) weeks prior to the meeting date

Meeting Dates

The Plan Commission meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall, 201 Delafield Street. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Mayor Shawn N. Reilly, Chairman
    201 Delafield Street
    Waukesha, WI 53188
    262-524-3700 (Work)
  • Peter Bartels (Alderman)
    Term expires: April 2021
    2600 Keri Court
    Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Jack Wells (Alderman)
    Term expires: April 2021
    1032 Canterbury Lane
    Waukesha, WI 53188
  • R.G. Keller (Architect)
    Term expires: April 2022
    Keller Architectural Design LLC
    W237 S5585 Maple Hill Drive
    Waukesha, WI 53189
    262-446-2023 (H)
    414-254-8780 (W)
  • John Schmitz
    Term expires: May 2022
    1101 Green Valley Drive
    Waukesha, WI 53189
    262-364-8298 (Cell)
  • Corey Montiho (Citizen)
    Term expires: April 2023
    358 West Main St.
    Waukesha, WI 53186
  • Joan Francoeur
    Term expires April 2022
    201 N. Comanche Ln
    Waukesha, WI 53188


The Planning Department provides staffing for the Commission. The Commission, by ordinance, is comprised of:
  • The Mayor, who is the presiding officer
  • 2 alderman
  • President of the Park Board
  • A citizen architect member
  • 2 additional citizens

Citizen Members

  • Are persons of recognized experience and qualifications
  • Are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council in April of each year to serve for 3 years or until his or her successor is appointed
  • Receive no compensation for service on the Commission

Submissions for Review

For more information on how to submit applications to the Plan Commission, please see the Plan Commission Submissions page.