All commercial and industrial projects must first be approved by the City Planning Commission before actual construction can begin. Commercial developments do include multifamily housing with four or more dwelling units per structure.
These projects have a somewhat unusual review process in that zoning compliance and site plan review are under the purview of the City, but actual commercial building permits, building plan review and building construction inspections are under the jurisdiction of the Medina County Building Department. The Commercial Development Guide provides a step-by-step summary of the site development and review process. Site Plan Requirements detail the information that must be provided on a typical site plan that will be evaluated by the Planning Commission.
For more information about the review process for commercial & industrial projects, see the below document.