Planning & Economic Development

The City of Avon considers itself to be the best place to live and work in Northeast Ohio. Rich in history with outstanding resources for education, recreation and a dynamic economic environment and workforce, Avon is the ideal home for any family or business. Once a farming community, Avon has blossomed into a city for people who want it all. Still boasting a small town feel with quiet neighborhoods, there is an abundance of shopping, health care facilities and small industrial areas. Located along Interstate 90 and only 20 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the second largest theater district in the country, professional sports teams and some of the finest museums and dining experiences and less than ten minutes from Lake Erie, our city is truly the best place for doing business and providing a high quality of life for its residents.

The Planning and Economic Development Department serves as the channel through which development applications are processed and development codes are enforced. It ensures that proposals adhere to city regulations and meet sound planning principles. We will work with you to provide insight and guidance through every step of the process to ensure a seamless transition from concept to development.

Projects requiring development plan approval include:

  • General / Final Development Plans
  • Residential Subdivisions - Preliminary / Final Plats
  • Lot Splits / Consolidations
  • Special Use Permits
  • Zoning Changes

The North Coast Chamber of Commerce and Lorain County Chamber of Commerce are always looking at ways to help our local businesses and provide networking opportunities.