If a commercial property owner wishes to make exterior alterations to their building or a business owner is looking to add permanent signage for their business, those proposed changes must be reviewed by the Ohio City Design Review Committee and potentially the City of Cleveland Landmarks Commission.
The Ohio City Historic District was created in order to recognize and preserve the architectural heritage in Ohio City. Historic Districts are areas of exceptional architectural strength where historic buildings and their surroundings are protected by a design review process. When properties have been designated by the City of Cleveland as part of a historic district, exterior changes must be reviewed and approved by the Cleveland Landmarks Commission in order to ensure the historic integrity of that property and the district as a whole are maintained.
In Ohio City, as well as in several other Cleveland neighborhoods, changes are also reviewed by a local design review committee, which helps to lend a neighborhood perspective to the review process, as well as give expertise on architectural styles prevalent in individual Cleveland neighborhoods. The Ohio City Design Review Committee fulfils this function in the Ohio City.
Upcoming Design Review Meetings:
*All Meetings are held at 1939 West 25th Street Suite 200 and begin at 11:45am*
Thursday, February 20th (Submissions Due Thursday February 13th at 5pm)
Thursday, March 6th (Submissions Due Thursday February 27th at 5pm)
For a 2014 Design Review schedule, click here.