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, Design Review 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.


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Comprehensive Plan

Technical Assistance to Brownfields

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Our Staff

Jay D Bennett, Director                                                                                      Daniel Louwers, Deputy Director

City Hall – Second Floor – Room 232                                                          City Hall – Second Floor – Room 208
740-617-4910                                                                                                         740-617-4878

Email: jay.bennett@coz.org                                                                              Email: daniel.louwers@coz.org


Patrick R. Denbow, Planning/Zoning Administrator                             Carly Campbell, Redevelopment Administrator

City Hall – Second Floor – Room 203                                                            City Hall – Second Floor – Room 226
740-617-4879                                                                                                          740-617-4880

Email: zoning@coz.org                                                                                        Email: carly.campbell@coz.org


Mendi Farnsworth, Administrative Secretary
City Hall – Second Floor – Room 204

Email: mendi.farnsworth@coz.org


401 Market Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed holidays)
On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm- 5pm, the Planning and Zoning Office will be closed to walk-in visitors and will be available by appointment only






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Downtown WIFI Coverage Map

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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


Board and Commission Member Application


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