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Planning & Zoning

The Community Development Department consists of the Planning Department, the Building Department, and the Economic Development Department. Together, they provide a one-step convenient service to residents, businesses, and contractors.

The Planning Department provides assistance to businesses and residents requesting information related to zoning and development issues. The Department assists applicants through Medina's approval process including submittals to the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Board, and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Additionally, we monitor the continued compliance of the established development regulations.

The Planning Department administers the City's Comprehensive Plan and special planning studies. The Department also coordinates the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), and other housing and neighborhood related programs.


Multi-Use/Bike Path Plan Public Meeting

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The City of Medina, in partnership with the Medina County Park District, is embarking on a public engagement process to gather community input for a Multi-Use Path Plan. This plan builds upon recommendations from the City's Comprehensive Plan completed in 2022. The City is looking to develop an interconnected multi-use path network that links residents and workers to local and regional assets.

Using feedback gathered from public meetings and surveys, local stakeholders, and a steering committee, draft plans are currently being compiled.  Draft plan documents will be presented at an upcoming third public meeting in the fall of 2023.  


CHIP Program

The City of Medina, in partnership with the City of Brunswick, was awarded a Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) Grant for the Program Year 2022. The CHIP Program allows the City of Medina to make funding available for income-qualified residents in owner-occupied households who reside within the City of Medina OR the City of Brunswick. Funds, which will become available in early 2023, can be utilized for qualified home rehabilitation or repair projects.

Homeowner Applications For more information or to make an application, please go to

Qualified Contractors Needed! - To apply to become a Qualified Contractor for the CHIP Program please review this Flyer and Application Form or click the image below.



Historic Preservation Brochure

In cooperation with Main Street Medina and the Community Design Committee, the City of Median Community Development Department has worked to create a brochure to guide exterior change and development in the City's Public Square Historic District and designated historic properties.  The brochure, accessible by the link below, outlines historic properties in Medina, the process for review of exterior changes, Community Reinvestment Area incentives, and provides numerous useful contacts.

Brochure - Architectural Review and Historic Preservation in Medina, Ohio


Quick Links

Planning Forms and Applications

Planning and Zoning Code

Zoning Map

Planning Documents

2023 Boards and Commissions Meeting Schedule

2023 Boards and Commissions Agendas and Minutes


Department Contacts

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Andrew Dutton, Community Development Director

Email:  [email protected]

Office:  330-722-9023


Sarah Tome, Administrative Assistant

Email: [email protected]

Office: 330-722-9038


Matt Mahoney, Code Enforcement Inspector

Email: [email protected]

Office: 330-722-9033



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