Below is information regarding Marion City's Community Reinvestment Areas (CRA)

CRA Info

May 1st, 2018 the City of Marion adopted a Complete Streets Policy.

Complete Streets strive to provide the best possible blend of service, mobility, and safety for citizens of all ages, income levels, and abilities.  The City of Marion has had its own complete street policy of, when doing major sanitary and storm sewer replacement, replacing everything, including pavement base, curbs, and sidewalks. This new policy is consistent with the existing policy, but goes beyond to include the transportation improvements for all users, where feasible.

Complete Streets Policy

2018 Road Resurfacing Projects

Street Tree Information

Right-of-Way Information

Revocable Sidewalk Permit


Below are links for resources for Downtown Design Review:

Design District Map

Design Review Process

Design Review Application

Fill-able Application

Design Guidelines

Commercial Building Checklist


The Marion City/County Regional Planning Commission is a group of county, city, and village elected officials and concerned citizens striving for efficient growth and progress in Marion County.  A primary effort is in the guiding and promotion of sound land development for future homes, businesses, and industry.  Commission members; however, have been concerned about many other situations where effective planning and coordination between the private sector and public sector, or between different governmental agencies will increase benefits to the public and prevent costly mistakes to be borne by future taxpayers.

The hiring of professional planners in the mid-1960's enabled the Planning Commission to better review proposed projects and plan for the future in the areas of transportation, recreation, land use, etc.  Having professional planners also allowed the Planning Commission to compile data on the community that has been used by many individuals and other government agencies.

Under the direction of current Executive Director, Kenneth J. Lengieza (AICP), Planning Commission efforts have been devoted to plan implementation and to the development of plans leading to the conservation of natural resources, rehabilitation and redevelopment of existing urban areas, and new growth areas.  Other staff members include: Lenora Mayes (Office Manager), Robert Morris (Planner), and Evelyn Warr-Cummings (Assistant Director).