Build Zanesville is a collaborative effort between the Muskingum County Land Reutilization Corporation, the City of Zanesville and many private partners to connect individuals interested in building or rehabbing properties in Zanesville and Muskingum County with all of the incentives, economic data, parameters for permitting and contacts you will need to have a successful project.

Below you will find several resources and information about programs related to building and rehabbing residential structures in the Zanesville-Muskingum County Area, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will get you pointed in the right direction. Thanks for stopping in, we are here to help you Build Zanesville.

City Of Zanesville

Downtown Arts and Culture Overlay Revitalization Grant Program (DACOR)

The City of Zanesville, in our continuing effort to support the development of our Downtown Arts and Culture Overlay District, has set aside $300,000 in American Rescue Plan Funds for the purpose of creating a more inviting, bustling, productive character for the Zanesville Downtown area. The purpose of this grant program is to spur and support economic development activities within the City of Zanesville. Grant funds are available for new or expanding businesses and/or property owners that will positively impact the economic and employment climates in the City and broader Muskingum County area. Funds are available through 11-1-2024 or until funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.

Community Reinvestment Areas

Community Reinvestment Areas (or CRAs) are specially designated geographies within the City of Zanesville that allow for real estate tax reduction for individuals or corporations who make an investment (either rehabbing existing structures or building new) within their bounds. Click the link above to learn more about this program.

Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are yet another way for investors in specific geographies to take advantage of tax incentives.

Parks & Recreation

Zanesville and Muskingum County are packed with a whole host of outdoor recreational opportunities, we view our natural beauty and park assets as one of our strongest attractions.