The ZDA has been busy working side by side with the City of Zanesville on numerous projects.

These project included: Downtown Revitalization District formation, Downtown Redevelopment District formation and providing research information to the Ohio Historical Preservation Office These projects will attract businesses, capture “taxes” and preserve historic facades in our downtown.

ZDA volunteers participated in the Interstate ramp clean-up project to enhance the entrances into and out of our downtown area. Additionally, the ZDA organized the Miracle on Main Street and Holiday Tour.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Zanesville Downtown Association is to stimulate economic revitalization in Downtown by encouraging business attraction, retention and expansion through marketing, promotion, and an improved physical environment.


  • Community leaders come together to discuss the future of downtown Zanesville.

  • The Hyett-Palma consulting firm is hired do build a master plan for downtown Zanesville.

    The Zanesville Downtown Association is formed to be housed under the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce

  • City of Zanesville adopts numerous suggestions from the master plan and incorporates it into codified ordanances.

  • KKG Design Group creates a downtown master plan.

  • Y-Bridge arts festival is created.

  • Downtown Arts & Culture Overlay District adopted by City of Zanesville.

  • Dutro Ford Lincoln Nissan dealership project begins.

  • Way-finding signage project to enhance citizen and guest parking amenities.

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