Bowers Park Rezoning

On September 8, 2022 The City of Lancaster, Ohio, submitted an application for rezoning 20.661 acres of vacant land located on Wilson Road east of US 33.  The property was recently annexed to the City and is designated as Bowers Memorial Park.

​The property is currently zoned Residential R-1 under Greenfield Township Zoning, but the petitioner has proposed to change the zoning to Commercial Neighborhood(CN).

The first step for this zoning change request is for it to go before​Lancaster City Planning Commission.  Once Planning Commission makes its recommendation, that recommendation, along with the application, will be forwarded to City Council for consideration.    Once City Council has conducted their public hearing, they have the ability to vote on the application.


​Curt Shonk, P.E. P.S.

121 E. Chestnut St
Suite 100​ 
Lancaster OH 43130​
(740) 681-6614


​The general timeline for the rezoning process is as follows (the timeline does not include all considerations and you should refer to Lancaster Codified Ordinance Chapter 1147 for more details):

​Rezoning application, submitted on September 8, 2022

​Required public notification (Letters, Newspaper Advertisement, and Signage) provided by September 16, 2022

​Planning Commission hearing on October 13, 2022

City Council Public Hearing November 28, 2022

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