The C-H Historic Commercial District I is established to preserve and protect the Village downtown core which is the historic and retail center of the Village at and near the intersection of Broadview Road and Streetsboro Road. This purpose shall be accomplished in this District by preserving the historic character and architectural integrity of the existing buildings in the District and setting forth guidelines for new development. The regulations contained in this District are intended to encourage a predominance of compact, neighborhood and pedestrian scale retail, service and office uses in the Village core.
The C-H Historic Commercial District II is established to preserve and protect the existing historic area at and near the intersection of Brecksville Road and Streetsboro Road and to provide for uses which will be compatible with certain existing uses, the historic structures in the area, and the rural residential character of the Village. This purpose shall be accomplished in this District by preserving the historic character and architectural integrity of the existing buildings in the district and setting forth guidelines for new development. The regulations contained in this District are intended to encourage a predominance of neighborhood-scale retail, service and office uses.
The purpose of the Historic District Overlay is to regulate new construction and additions or renovations to existing historic buildings in the Historic District and any properties zoned Commercial Historic, but located outside of the formal Historic District. Historic buildings are structures that are at least 100 years old, using 2015 as the base year. These regulations also apply to all new buildings constructed after the adoption of this Section. Existing non-historic buildings (less than 100 years old) may be renovated and expanded using materials, styles and architectural details consistent with the existing building design. The regulation and guidelines in this Section are based on a 2014 study conducted by the Village Planning Commission and adopted in September 2015.
The zoning requirements and information related to the CH-I and CH-II Historic Districts can be found here:
- Chapter 1145 - Zoning Code
- Chapter 1181.29 Historic District Overlay
- Historic District Guidelines
- Village of Richfield Zoning Map
- Richfield Historic District Inventory
For further information, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (330)659-9201, ext. 6