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

 

Call 740-223-4140 for updates.

Below is a list of current Zoning Inspectors and other state and local agencies involved with development.

Zoning Inspectors and other Agencies

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). 

 

 

Office hours:

8:30 a.m to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

We are located at:

Marion County Building

Second Floor

222 West Center Street

Marion, Ohio 43302

Phone: 740-223-4140

Fax: 740-223-4149

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Staff:

Kenneth Lengieza, AICP, Director

Evelyn Warr-Cummings, Assistant Director

Robert Morris, Planner

Lenora Mayes, Office Manager