Policies and Standards (Resources)

Grove City is divided into zoning districts to promote and protect the health and safety of its residents and businesses.

  • 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 specific property or parcel by visiting:

The Grove City Land Use Analysis examines 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.
  • 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.

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.

Grove City 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.

Standards Drawings

New development in the City of Grove City must conform to design standards. Some of these standards include manholes, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, streetlights and intersections.

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).

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 Maps

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

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

Grove City Subdivision Map

  • 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 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 Throughfare Map

  • Grove City Thoroughfare Map
  • The Grove City Thoroughfare map 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.