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The City Planning Commission keeps official records of the City's zoning and landmarks maps using geospatial data, commonly called shapefiles, which can be used in GIS software such as QGIS or ArcGIS for analysis and mapping. At this page, you can download commonly requested shapefiles for the City of Cleveland and related to City Planning's work, such as administrative boundaries, zoning districts, design review districts, and more.

These files are updated approximately every month, or as changes occur. Information accessed through this page may be preliminary.

For viewing these layers interactively via your web browser, please use the City Planning's GIS Viewer.

For your convenience, we also provide preset configurations of the layers found below on our GIS Maps Page.

CPC Design Review Districts

Description: City of Cleveland's current design review districts. These are named geographies within the city where development is reviewed specifically to enhance character of neighborhoods through art and design. (§ 341.01)


Local Landmark Districts

Description: City of Cleveland's local historical districts as managed by the Landmarks Commission (§ 161.01) and staff. These geographies are areas where development is reviewed to preserve special historical, community or aesthetic values.


Zoning Districts

Description: City of Cleveland's codified Zoning Code districts for use, height, and area. These are managed by City Planning staff with the community and stakeholders, and legislatively approved to go into effect. For metadata and code definitions, please use our online GIS viewer and use the info panels on the top right (U, A, O).


Zoning Overlays

Description: City of Cleveland's form overlay districts which add additional form-related requirements. Form overlays do not nullify underlying zoning districts, but serve as additional regulation to enhance pedestrian-oriented and economic activity.


City Wards (17)

Description: City of Cleveland's 17 ward boundaries for City Council, last modified in 2014. Each ward is represented by a single Councilperson.


City Neighborhoods (Statistical Planning Areas)

Description: Cleveland's neighborhoods which are formally known as Statistical Planning Areas, last changed in 2014. These are officially recognized geographies used for Planning purposes and statistical analysis.


City Boundaries

Description: Municipal boundaries for the City of Cleveland, last changed in 2001.


Proposed Landuse for 2020

Description: The City Planning Commission proposed future land uses during the last city-wide planning process in 2010. This layer provides the proposed future land uses projected for 2020. While zoning can serve to influence land use, these are not zoning map change recommendations.


Existing Landuse in 2005

Description: The City Planning Commission catalogued land uses during the last city-wide planning process in 2010. This layer represents the land uses that existed in 2005 and provided a basis for proposing landuse for 2020.