Galion's Design Review District was established by City
Council to qualify for Community Development Block Grant monies. The
District encompasses most of Galion's downtown business district, bounded
on the north by Church Street, on the east by the railroad tracks, on the
south by Walnut Street, and on the west by Union Street.
The primary purpose is to create a better business environment by
disallowing unreasonable development that injures property values of other
owners in the district.
Residential or commercial building owners of property within the district
must acquire prior approval before making improvements, repairs or other
changes to the exterior of their buildings. This includes painting,
paving, landscaping, signage, window and door replacement and more.
The process is meant to be as painless and expedient as possible. The
first step is to stop by the City Building located at 301 Harding
Way East for an
application. The application requests information pertaining to the
proposed project such as materials and colors to be used, and where the
proposed improvements will be made. You will also need to submit pictures
of the building and drawings depicting the improvements along with color
samples. After you return the completed form, your application will be
discussed at the next regular or special meeting of the Design Review
Board. You are encouraged to attend this meeting to answer any questions
pertaining to your application.
If you are looking for ideas to improve your building, you are welcome to
apply with your ideas and discuss these with the Design Review Board.
There is no fee for this service.