The comprehensive plan was created in order to guide the future growth and development of the city of Zanesville. The plan is compromised of community facilities, arts and culture, parks and recreation, housing, transportation, economic development, downtown historic districts, and land use.
The result is a plan that provides strategic goals and policies for how these elements can advance and help improve the future of Zanesville.
The City of Zanesville has completed its first comprehensive plan. Now city administration is releasing it for review and comment.
The committee which is made up of community members, dedicated two hours a week for more than a year to create the goals of the plan. One highlight of the plan is it provides a road map for Zanesville's future. And on Wednesday at the James Singer Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the city will host an open house.
According to Jay Bennett, Director of Public Service and Community Development, funds have been decreasing over the past year due to more city projects and construction costs so an increase was needed in order to provide sufficient funds for future projects in Zanesville.
“Sewage rates go up seventy cents on the base cost and also another 20 cents per one hundred cubic feet. So depending on that volume of water you use, it would certainly make a difference on your monthly...
Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance to join Muskingum County in an application for the Community Housing Improvement Program.
The jurisdiction partnership could lead to an over $800,000 grant if the application is accepted. The money will be used to help those homeowners who meet income requirements to make necessary repairs.
Public Service and Community Development Director Jay Bennett said the city and county have partnered in the past and seen success in the project,...
Muskingum County and the City of Zanesville will once again apply for a 'CHIP' Grant to make improvements to area homes.
The Community Housing Improvement Grant of $850,000 would allow homes in the city and county to see repairs. President of Ohio Regional Development Corporation Dale Hartle said the county and city have partnered to apply for the grant for years in order to better the lives of those residing in the local area.
"The program is designed to make the house more...
The city of Zanesville continued to work with Muskingum County and the Port Authority in their project to assess Brownfield structures in the area.
They're applying for a federal grant of $600,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which will set the project in motion. The money will allow them the funds to assess certain properties. Redevelopment Administrator for the city of Zanesville Patrick O'Malia explained what is considered a 'brownfield structure'.