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Marietta Community Development

304 Putnam Street
Marietta, OH 45750
(740) 373-9354

The purpose of the Development Department is to coordinate partnerships with community groups, pursue grant funding for city projects, and administer the Community Development Block Grant.

The Development Department also offers Housing Programs to income eligible homeowners. The funding comes from U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These programs provide health and safety services for low-income Marietta resident's homes.

Public Notice - Program Year 2023 Action Plan

The Marietta Development Department has prepared the City’s 2023 annual Action Plan with the purpose of applying to HUD for $385,601 in funding. The plan also proposes to reprogram a total of $30,883 of CDBG funding relating to previous years’ grants. The 2023 draft Action Plan seeks to advance the national objective of improving the living conditions of low-to-moderate income (LMI) persons under this plan by funding infrastructure improvements, neighborhood revitalization projects, transportation support, and homeless assistance. The Plan also proposes to fund general program administration. The Plan also anticipates continued homeowner rehabilitation assistance through continued use of prior year resources.

Starting April 19, 2023 through May 18, 2023 the draft of the 2023 Action Plan may be viewed electronically on the City of Marietta’s webpage at www.mariettaoh.net/index.php/government-and-services/planning-and-transportation/community-development and in hard copy at the Community Development office at 304 Putnam Street, Suite 2200 (1st Floor). Any comments received during this period ending May 18, 2023 will be included in the final draft submission to HUD. Comments can be hand-delivered, mailed (304 Putnam Street), or emailed (). Oral comments will be received at the public hearing on May 17, 2023 at 9:00am at the Armory Building, 241 Front Street, Community Room 10. At the May 17, 2023 hearing, the Development Department will also give a public summary of the 2023 Action Plan. Citizen participation in the hearing and review and comment on the Plan are encouraged, with Low-to-Moderate Income citizens being especially encouraged to participate.

For additional information about the public notice process, to request public hearing accommodations, or to request interpretation or translation (with accommodation, interpretation, or translation requests to be made at least 3 days prior to the May 17, 2023 hearing, please contact Geoff Schenkel, Development Director, at or 740-373-9354.

The draft 2023 Action Plan can be accessed at this link


Development Administrator

Geoff Schenkel
304 Putnam Street
Marietta, OH 45750
(740)373-9354 Phone
(740)373-2574 Fax
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Amanda Clark
304 Putnam Street
Marietta, OH 45750
(740)373-9354 Phone
(740)373-2574 Fax
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Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance Programs

The City of Marietta supports through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programming to assist homeowner occupants with certain housing repair needs.  For more information about the available programming, please see our informational page about Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance Programs.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Information

The City of Marietta participates in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program.  As part of the annual submissions related to that program, the Department seeks project ideas and suggestions from community residents.  If you wish to suggest an idea, please use this form.  To provide further technical information about your suggestion so that it may be considered by the Department, please use this form.  For a general overview of the Community Development Block Grant, see the City of Marietta CDBG Policies and Procedures Manual, HUD's Basically CDBG manual and the HUD Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities.  


Downloadable Version of the City Zoning Map

City Building Permits

CDBG Waivers

Consolidated and Action Plans

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

New Business Start-Up Guide

Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program

CDBG Citizen Participation Plan

Volunteer Forms

Peddler/Solicitor Application

ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

CDBG 2021-2023 Consolidated Planning Process

Subrecipient Information

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