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Downtown/Flats Region

Meeting Times and Location

9:30 a.m. – Generally 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month (see schedule/agenda)

Room 514 Cleveland City Hall – 601 Lakeside Avenue

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 Design Review District | Map (PDF)
  • Flats Oxbow 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.

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

Arthur Schmidt   216 664-3817

Committee Members

Jennifer Coleman, Architect (Chair)   Keith Brown, Realtor
Jack Bialosky, Jr., Architect   Thom Geist, Local Business Representative
Andrew Blank, Interior Designer   Bruce Jackson, Architect
Jeffrey Bogart, Architect   Rory Turner, Architect
Melanie Boyd, Architect   Barbara Williams, Resident
Charles Bredt, Local Business Representative   Tom Yablonsky, Planner
Craig Brown, Landscape Architect   Thomas Zarfoss, Landscape Architect