The City of Cuyahoga Falls has a rich history spanning more than 200 years. The City has recognized that a number of properties and areas within it have value culturally, aesthetically, and historically. These properties have economicvalue in that they contribute to a special sense of character, unique to Cuyahoga Falls. They represent the layers of historic development over the 19th and 20th centuries, which comprise the Cuyahoga Falls story.
In 2014, the City established legislation to recognize and protect those buildings and areas within the City that have a special value to the community. The Ordinance passed in 2014 (Section 1112.04 of Chapter 1112, 'fide 1, Part 1, and Section 1132.21 of Chapter 1132, Title 3, Part 11) established the ability of the City to designate local Landmarks and Historic Districts. It also established a Design and Historic Review (DHR) Board for the purpose of reviewing properties and districts nominated for historic designation as well as reviewing proposed alterations to those properties and areas deemed worthy of preservation.
Cuyahoga Falls Downtown Historic District Design Guidelines
Questions can be directed to the Community Development Department.