Plan Review & Approval
Planning & Zoning performs reviews of alterations to commercial properties and Special Uses throughout West Allis. These reviews promote aesthetically compatible development; promote stability and improvement in property values; avoid congestion and improve circulation; and, promote the long term health, safety, general welfare and happiness of the community.
Overview, Guidelines and Fees
The following Planning Resources provide explanation and guidelines associated with Plan Reviews administered by the Planning & Zoning team.
|Site, Landscaping and Architectural Improvements - Level 1||Design Guidelines (PDF)||Level 1: $125|
($0 to $1,999 project costs)
|Site, Landscaping and Architectural Improvements - Level 2||Site, Landscaping and Architectural Review Process (PDF)||$275|
($2,000 to $4,999 project costs)
|Site, Landscaping and Architectural Improvements - Level 3||Plan Submittal Checklist (PDF)||$525|
($5,000 + project costs)
|Special Use Permits (Public Hearing Required)||Special Use Process (PDF)|
Site, Landscaping and Architectural Review Process (PDF)
|Rezoning and Land Use Map Amendments||Rezoning Process (PDF)|
Land Use Map Amendment
|Master Sign Program or Sign Plan Appeal||Planning Application for MSP or Sign Appeal (PDF)||$125|
|Certified Survey Map||CSM Process (PDF)||$750|
Plan Review Application, Procedure & Deadlines
An application to the Plan Commission may be made with the submission of the Planning Application Form.
Applications for review are due on the final Friday of each month, for consideration by the Plan Commission on the fourth Wednesday of the following month.
Please reference 12.13 of the Online Municipal Code or contact the Planning & Zoning Team for complete details.
Once plans have been reviewed by staff and the Plan Commission, plan revisions and conditions of approval are required to be submitted to the Planning & Zoning team for final approval, prior to obtaining the necessary building permits to complete the project. The following forms provide examples for common conditions of approval.
- Grant of Privilege - Major (PDF)
- Grant of Privilege - Minor (PDF)
- Letter of Credit (PDF)
- Performance Bond (PDF)
Information regarding residential improvements (other than new single-family construction) and temporary signage may be obtained from the Code Enforcement Department. You may contact the Code Enforcement Department at 414-302-8400.
Information regarding businesses licenses may be obtained from the Clerk's Office. You may contact the Clerk's Office at 414-302-8200.