Grove City is divided into zoning districts to promote and protect the health and safety of its residents and businesses. Each district must follow regulations that control land use, establish area requirements and regulate physical improvements (e.g. lot coverage, height requirements). The specific requirements for each district can be found in the Planning and Zoning Code. The zoning map shows the boundaries of each district.

Planning and Zoning Code (Online)

You may check the zoning of a property or parcel by visiting the interactive Grove City Zoning Map downloading the Grove City Zoning Map, updated January 2022, or emailing the Grove City Building Division or calling 614-277-3075.

GroveCity2050 Community Plan

The GroveCity2050 plan integrates multiple aspects of planning for the future of the community, including land use, transportation and economic development, as well as leveraging regional insight regarding central Ohio’s projected growth while remaining rooted in the community’s values and aspirations.

GroveCity2050 Community Plan

Grove City Land Use Analysis

The Grove City Land Use Analysis examines existing land uses in the City and regional land-use trends to help guide development in Grove City. The study analyzes the different types of land uses found in the City, outlines possible growth strategies, and makes recommendations for future land use in Grove City.

1999 Grove City Analysis

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Comprehensive Plan

The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Comprehensive Plan is a guide for the development of parkland, recreational offerings and departmental organization. The intent of this plan is to provide decision makers with a comprehensive understanding of existing conditions and a policy framework to advance the parks system and recreational programs offered by the City.

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Comprehensive Plan

Town Center Plan

The Grove City Town Center Plan addresses the current and future needs of the City’s downtown area and establishes guidelines to preserve the character of the Town Center and enhance the economic vitality of the area.

1987 Town Center Plan

2008 Town Center Plan (Please note this document is 51, 11″x17″ pages)

2009 Town Center Parking Study

2011 Supplement to the 2008 Grove City Town Center Plan (Please note this document is 29, 11″x17″ pages)

Fee Recovery Policy

The Grove City Fee Recovery Policy establishes a fee structure for the use of consulting architects and engineers for plan review and inspection services. This policy applies to all proposed public and private site improvement projects within the City of Grove City.

Grove City Fee Recovery Policy

Historical Preservation Area Color Chart

The Color Chart for the Historical Preservation Area (HPA) details colors permitted for building exteriors for all new construction, reconstruction, remodeling and exterior maintenance of existing structures within the HPA. Approved colors are limited to black, white, and colors shown on the Chart in the categories of Colonial and Federal Styles, Early Victorian Period and/or Late Victorian Period. Identical colors from other manufacturers are also permitted.

Historical Preservation Area Color Chart

Standards Drawings

New development in the City of Grove City must conform to the design standards. Some of these standards include manholes, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, street lights and intersections. For a complete list of detailed standard drawings click below.

Grove City Standards Drawings

Record Drawing Policy

The City of Grove City requires Record Drawings for all Sanitary Sewer Plans; Street, Storm, and Water Plans; and Stormwater Management/Water Quality Facilities (regardless of the maintenance responsibilities).

Record Drawing Policy

Stormwater Design Manual

Design criteria for stormwater facilities within the City of Grove City, outlined in the Stormwater Design Manual to be used in conjunction with Grove City Code, Sections 971 and 973, Part 11, Title 1, Section 1101 and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Phase II Stormwater Program.

Stormwater management facilities shall be designed to meet these requirements and submitted to the City Engineer, as part of the site improvement plan submittal. Included in the manual: stormwater system design criteria, peak flow rate control facilities calculation requirements, water quality control criteria, water quality and detention system design criteria, wet basin design standards, drainage easements, stream corridor protection zone requirements, operation and maintenance plans, erosion and sediment control.

Grove City Stormwater Design Manual

View and print the Grove City Stormwater Waiver Request Form

Grove City Zoning Map or Interactive Grove City Zoning Map

The zoning map shows the various zoning districts within Grove City.

Historical Preservation Area (HPA) and Central Business District (CBD) Map

This map displays the two distinct boundaries of the HPA and CBD areas within the Town Center.

Grove City Subdivision Map

Grove City has 140 unique subdivisions. Apartment complexes, condominiums and single-family household complexes are displayed on the subdivisions map.

Grove City Street Map

Grove City is located along Interstate Highways 71 and 270. Major thoroughfares in the City include Stringtown Road, Broadway (US 62) and London-Groveport Road (SR-665).

Grove City Thoroughfare Map

The Thoroughfare map of Grove City categorizes major roadways in and around the City. Roads are divided into five classifications: interstate, principal arterial, minor arterial, collector and local roads. Proposed roadways are also represented on the map.