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Excellent Service & Sound Planning Principles

The Department of City Planning and Buildings is a unified, high-performance team that guides land use, zoning and preservation of historic structures, facilitates building permitting and construction inspection.

Through sound planning practices, the department ensures that our great city is enriched with vitality, thrives as an urban center and is a model to other cities nationwide. Read More

Charles Graves

Charles C. Graves, III

Director Of Planning & Buildings

Charles C. Graves, III is the Director of the Department of Planning and Buildings for the City of Cincinnati. He oversees a staff that includes 75 staff persons in the Divisions of City Planning and Building & Inspections.

Major initiatives for the Department include developing a Comprehensive Plan for the City, developing form-based code zoning, and streamlining the permitting process. Read More

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City Planning
Centennial Plaza Two
805 Central Ave, Seventh Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Buildings & Inspections
3300 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225
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New Traffic Patterns

slated for I-75/Hopple interchange work

Hamilton County (Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013) - As work on the Interstate 75/Hopple Street interchange continues, work to implement a new traffic configuration will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 6 a.m. 

Notice: Fee Increase

Effective July 1, 2014, we will enact an across-the-board price increase on all building permit and associated fees and make adjustments to planning service fees as well.

Plan Cincinnati Wins National Award
Plan Cincinnati Wins National Award

Plan Cincinnati will receive the prestigious 2014 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan from the American Planning Association.

January 24th City Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

The regular meeting of the City Planning Commission on Friday, January 24, 2014 has been cancelled.

College Hill Form-Based Code Zone Changes Public Meeting
College Hill Form-Based Code Zone Changes Public Meeting

College Hill will hold a public meeting related to proposed Form-Based Code zone changes in their neighborhood.

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