Proposed Zoning Change & Revitalization District
Also, Olmsted Falls City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed Revitalization District at the July 24 special Council meeting at 7 p.m. A 70-acre area in and around the historic district is being considered. A Revitalization District is an economic development tool that many historic downtowns have used to strengthen their communities while being respectful of the neighborhood's historic nature. Heritage Ohio, the managing organization for Ohio Main Street and part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was instrumental in developing the legislation for the first district in the City of Wooster's historic downtown that helped to revitalize their community and many others. It will make 14, D5 licenses available for restaurants at a much lower cost. Owners must prove 75-percent of revenues will come from food sales in order to obtain a license.
Both meetings will be informative and will include presentations of need and benefit as the City moves forward to relieve the tax burden from residents and help Olmsted Falls realize its potential as a destination while maintaining the valued traditions of our neighborhoods and history.