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Department of Planning and Development Planning

The city of Lakewood's Department of Planning and Development coordinates long-range planning, zoning, and economic development for the city, in addition to administering the federal Community Development Block Grant Funds awarded to Lakewood by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Applications for the Lakewood Planning Commission can now be completed online.  

Boards and Commissions (216) 529-6630

Apply to Planning Commission

The Planning Commission reviews requests for lot considerations, lot splits, major and minor subdivisions, determination of similar and conditional use. Submit an application for the Planning Commission.
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Apply to Boards of Zoning Appeals (COMING SOON)

The Board of Zoning Appeals reviews requests for area variances such as maximum lot coverage, height and setback requirements for primary structures and accessory structures.

Apply to Architectural Board of Review (COMING SOON)

The Architectural Board of Review (ABR) considers requests for all new construction and construction which alters exterior elevations to protect the value, appearance, and use of property on which buildings are constructed or altered.

Apply to the Small Business Rental Relief Program (COMING SOON)

The City of Lakewood's Small Business Rental Relief Program provides rent relief for Lakewood microenterprises with five or fewer employees that have experienced a reduction in revenue as a result of the current public health emergency. Please click here to review important program information to complete your application. 

The city of Lakewood offers rehab assistance to eligible Lakewood property owners.  To receive assistance you must either be an income eligible owner occupant of a 1, 2 or 3 family home or a landlord with income eligible tenant households.  Please click here for information on all of our program offerings.  For assistance, please call 216-529-4663.

Housing Financial Assistance Programs

Apply for Home Rehabilitation Program (COMING SOON)

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Apply for Home Improvement Rebate Program (COMING SOON)

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Apply for Weatherization Program (COMING SOON)

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