Use Table and Use Standards are Ready to Review!

The project team is wrapping up Module 1, which includes what uses are permitted in each zoning district and the specific standards that apply to individual uses. The proposed code has incorporated a use table to make finding what uses are permitted in what district easier. There are separate tables for the residential and agricultural zoning districts and the non-residential zoning districts, which are followed by the use-specific standards in those districts.

If you have any questions or feedback for the city, please e-mail Erin Lynn, Planning Manager at the City of Fairfield.

Draft Use Definitions are Ready to Review!

The project team has been working diligently over the past few months on Module 1, which includes the zoning districts and uses. Updated use terms and definitions have been drafted as part of that process and are provided below for review and comment. If you have any questions or feedback for the city, please e-mail Erin Lynn, Planning Manager at the City of Fairfield.

Code Update Presentation Given to the Mayor and City Council

On February 14, 2022 city staff gave an update presentation to the Mayor and City Council on the Planning and Zoning Code update. The presentation addressed where we are at in the update process, the difference between a property maintenance code and a zoning code, recommendations for what to include in the update, and other similar information. This presentation is available below.

Planning and Zoning Code Diagnosis Complete

The diagnosis is an analysis of the existing planning and zoning code compiled together with information collected from meetings with staff and the advisory committee. The diagnosis is prepared prior to drafting of the code to ensure the new code will include what the city desires. The diagnosis is available below.

The City of Fairfield, Ohio is embarking on an update to its Planning and Zoning Code.

The purpose of this update is to modernize and align the City’s Planning and Zoning Code with the newly updated Comprehensive Plan – Fairfield Forward. The City has hired McBride Dale Clarion, a planning and zoning firm based in Cincinnati, to assist in this process.

This website will be the home for information regarding the process to update the Planning and Zoning Code.

3 thoughts on “Updates

  1. James Moore February 21, 2022 / 5:19 pm

    I currently live in Village Green. At this time we are not allowed to have any type of a shed on our property. The area in which I live was the last development at end of Sherry Lane. Our property is typically larger than most other lots in Village Green. My particular lot resides against the Muskoff Preserve, the back of my yard cannot be seen from any street. What would need to take place to start this discussion?


    • erin lynn February 23, 2022 / 8:54 am

      Please feel free to contact me to discuss. Erin Lynn, Fairfield Planning Manager. 513-867-5345.


  2. Carl July 21, 2022 / 6:04 am

    Completely disagree with moving the “rear yard” to behind the parallel line on the rear of the house on a corner lot. Homeowners of corner lots already are at a disadvantage due to having “two” front yards. Corner lots need the additional side yard (parallel line behind the front of the house) to compensate.


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