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Plan Review & Approval
Architecture  Landscaping  Architecture 

The Department of Development 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.

   West Allis Planning Application  

Overview, Guidelines and Fees
The following Planning Resources provide explanation and guidelines associated with Plan Reviews administered by the Department of Development.

Procedure  Overview/Guidelines  Fee 
Site, Landscaping and Architectural Improvements Design Guidelines Level 1: $100               
($0 - $2,000 project costs)
Site, Landscaping and Architectural Review Process Level 2:  $250
($2001 - $5,000 project costs)
Plan Submittal Checklist Level 3: $500
($5,001 + project costs)
Special Use Permits Special Use Process $500
Site, Landscaping and Architectural Review Process
Rezoning and Land Use Map Amendments Rezoning Process $500
Land Use Map Amendment
Request for Ordinance Amendment Ordinance Amendment Process $500
Certified Survey Map CSM Process $725

Plan Review Application, Procedure and 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 Department of Development at (414) 302-8460 for complete details.

Plan Finalization
Once plans have been reviewed by staff and the Plan Commission, plan revisions and conditions of approval are required to be submitted to the Department of Development for final approval, prior to obtaining the necessary building permits to complete the project. The following forms provide examples for common conditions of approval.

Additional Resources
Information regarding residential improvements (other than new single-family construction) and temporary signage may be obtained from Building Inspections and Neighborhood Services (414) 302-8400.

Information regarding businesses licenses may be obtained from the Clerk’s Office (414) 302-8200.

Planning and Zoning Division
City Hall
7525 W Greenfield Ave
Room 220
West Allis, WI 53214
Map & Directions

(414) 302-8460
Fax: (414) 302-8401 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F

City Planning & Zoning
Steven J. Schaer, AICP
(414) 302-8466 

Shaun M. Mueller
Senior Planner
(414) 302-8470 

Trent Schultz
Graduate Intern
(414) 302-8465
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