Community Development

Major Responsibilities

To provide direction in comprehensive planning for residential and economic development, and for the future growth of Zanesville; to research funding sources that can provide financial assistance to help implement the City’s comprehensive planning efforts whether initiated by Community Development or other departments.

Standard Services Provided
Comprehensive planning; administration of the City’s Zoning Code; Assistance to four City Planning boards (Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Historic Preservation Board  and Downtown Design Review Board) and the Shade Tree committee; administer City’s Community Development Block Grant Program, CDBG funded housing rehabilitation program, CDBG funded Revolving Loan Fund program for economic development within the City’s limits.

Areas of Services Not Generally Known
GIS (geographic information system) computer planning; city maps and neighborhood mapping; computer database development; neighborhood planning with community groups.


Comprehensive Plan – (Adopted 11/28/2016 Ord. 16-110)

Technical Assistance to Brownfields



Our Staff

Bill Arnett, Director                                                                                   Holly Grimes, Administrative Secretary

City Hall – Second Floor – Room 203                                               City Hall – Second Floor – Room 204
740-617-4879                                                                                             740-617-4909

Email: william.arnett@coz.org                                                             Email: holly.grimes@coz.org


, Redevelopment Administrator                                                         Matt Schley, Planning/Zoning Administrator

City Hall – Second Floor – Room 2                                                   City Hall – Second Floor – Room 208
740-617-                                                                                                       740-617-4878

Email:                                                                                                             Email: matthew.schley@coz.org 


Dane Miller, Associate Planner 

City Hall – Second Floor – Room 208


Email: dane.miller@coz.org


401 Market Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed holidays)

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The Planning and Zoning Code is Part Eleven of the City of Zanesville Codified Ordinances. Follow the ‘Codified Ordinances’ link on the right side of the screen


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