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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. They also coordinate the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Community Housing Improvement Program, (CHIP) and other housing and neighborhood related programs.


Historic Preservation Board - Alternate Members Needed

The City of Medina Historic Preservation Board (HPB) reviews proposed new buildings, additions, alterations, demolitions, and signs in the Historic District and for Historic Landmarks.  The Board meets on a monthly basis and has five regular members.  Recently, City Council approved an ordinance creating two new alternate HBP members.  An alternate member is asked to attend when a regular member cannot make the monthly meeting, which happens throughout the year. 

If you are interested in being considered as an alternate member on the HPB, please fill out the following Application Form and return it to the Mayor's office at City Hall (132 N. Elmwood Ave., Medina, OH  44256) or email to


City of Medina Comprehensive Plan Update

The City is currently progressing through an update of our Comprehensive Plan.  The plan is a community blueprint which aims to build upon the City’s previous planning documents and public involvement to design a 10-20 year guide for future development. This guide will serve as a vision for future development and re-development to best position the City of Medina.

Please go to to find out more information or click the image above.

In addition, a pre-recorded Comprehensive Plan presentation is currently available at 


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

2022 Boards and Commissions Meeting Schedule

2022 Boards and Commissions Agendas and Minutes


Department Contacts

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Andrew Dutton, Community Development Director


Office:  330-722-9023


Sarah Tome, Administrative Assistant


Office: 330-722-9038


Kirk Vozar, Code Enforcement Inspector


Office: 330-722-9033



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