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Downtown/Flats Region

Meeting Times and Location

WebEx Virtual 9:00 a.m. – Generally 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month (see schedule/agenda)

Region Description

The Downtown/Flats Region generally covers the Downtown and Flats area from West 25th Street on the west to the Innerbelt on the south and east.  It also covers the Lake Erie shoreline from Bratenahl on the east to, and including, Edgewater Park on the west.  It also encompasses the Hopkins Airport area south of I-480.  This region includes the following Design Review Districts:

  • Downtown/Flats Design Review District | Map (PDF)
  • Lakefront Design Review District (excluding the section south and east of I-90) | Map (PDF)

More detailed maps of the Design Review Region can be found here and for individual Design Review Districts click here.

To check the status of a case in the Downtown/Flats Design Review Region click here.

Cleveland Flats Design Guidelines click here.

The Downtown/Flats Committee does not review projects in the following designated Local Landmarks Districts:(these districts are reviewed by separate local committees advisory to the Landmarks Commission)

  • East 4th Historic District
  • Mall Historic District
  • Market Square Historic District
  • Ohio City Historic District
  • Playhouse Square Historic District
  • Prospect Avenue Historic District
  • Warehouse Historic District

City Planning Staff

Dan Shinkle   216 664-3854

Committee Members

Jeff Bogart, Chair
Thom Geist, Vice Chair
Jack Bialosky
Keith Brown
Krysta Pesarchick
  Jayme Schwartzberg
Greg SJ Soltis
Tom Yablonsky
Tom Zarfoss