Revitalization District

In May, 2018, the Ohio Division of Liquor Control approved the City of Zanesville’s application for a 36.32-acre Revitalization District in downtown Zanesville. The Downtown Zanesville Revitalization District allows seven D-5l permits to be issued within the boundaries of the district.

The establishment of the Downtown Zanesville Revitalization District builds upon the City of Zanesville’s strategies over recent years to promote development and investment in downtown Zanesville, including the adoption of an Arts Overlay District, creation of a Downtown Redevelopment District (DRD) and a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, and securing grant funding to create the "Visit Zanesville-Muskingum County" mobile application in partnership with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce.

What Is a Revitalization District?

  • A Revitalization District is a tool empowered under Ohio Revised Code Section 4301.81 and established through the Ohio Division of Liquor Control.
  • The objective of a Revitalization District is to promote the investment and development of new restaurants and other social/entertainment establishments
  • The District provides more D-5 liquor permits within designated district area.
  • The District allows for one additional D-5l permit to be issued for each 5 acres of land (maximum of 15 additional permits).
  • The D-5l permit:
  • A holder of a D-5l permit may exercise the same privileges and observe the same hours of operation as the holder of a D-5 permit
  • A D-5l permit may be issued to owner/operator of a licensed retail food establishment/food service operation
  • D-5l Permit Requirements:
    • The sale of food and meals must constitute 75% of its total gross annual receipts
    • The premises is located within a designated Revitalization District
    • A D-5l permit cannot be transferred outside of the District

How to Apply for a D-5l Permit

Revitalization Districts are administered by the Ohio Division of Liquor Control. If you are interested in applying for a D-5L permit, refer to the Division of Liquor Control’s D5L Permit Application DLC 4113. The statute defining the D-5L class permit is 4303.181(L).

This map is for demonstration purposes only. For eligibility please contact the Ohio Division of Liq