Homeowners must submit plans to the Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) for any physical changes to ensure they are in keeping with Lakeside’s heritage and character. Reviews are required for all external changes, including porches, decks, gazebos, windows, roofing, siding, fences, sheds, driveways, ornamentation, major landscaping and removal of all or part of a building. Approval is not required for painting and routine repairs.


Meetings

The HP&DRB meets one Saturday each month. Application materials (see below) and 2020 meeting schedule are available to download. Print copies are also available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office. After obtaining a HP&DRB Certificate of Appropriateness, the owner should apply for Danbury Township and Ottawa County permits.

Lakeside regulations for setbacks, lot coverage and other building requirements are contained in the Danbury Township L District zoning regulations. The Zoning Resolution, as well as contact information for the Danbury Zoning Inspector, can be viewed online at danburytownship.com. Copies can also be purchased from the Zoning Inspector for a nominal fee.

Allow additional time for construction in case the board or township requests changes. Questions may be directed to designreview@lakesideohio.com.


Application Materials

HP&DRB Application
2020 Meeting Dates
Lakeside Permit Fee Form (New)
Lakeside Chautauqua Rules & Regulations
Review & Permit for Demolition
Danbury Township Zoning Applications & Information
Ottawa County Building Application
Recent Regulation Changes


Additional Information

The Lakeside Homeowners Guide is a brief guide to living and owning a home in a National Historic District. View the Lakeside Chautauqua Rules & Regulations for more information.

Lakesider newspaper articles offer brief descriptions of Lakeside Chautauqua historic architectural styles and features.

The Gaede Serne Report, released in 1993 is an historical document that outlined the formation of the HP&DRB. It contains an illustrated listing of existing Lakeside Chautauqua architectural types as well as diagrams of relevant construction features.


Announcements

The Williams family, 602 Lakefront, is planning a cottage renovation that includes raising their roof by one foot. According to Lakeside regulation, 18-3(D), this constitutes a partial demolition. The family has posted, at 602 Lakefront, a demolition worksheet and a letter describing the need for the change in roof height at their cottage. The Historic Preservation & Design Review Board will receive community input regarding the demolition and raising of the roof until Tuesday, June 2. Emails can be sent to designreview@lakesideohio.com, and letters can be sent to 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440.

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David and Sarah Olenik, 222 Lynn Ave., are planning a cottage renovation that includes rebuilding and raising their roof. According to Lakeside regulation, 18-3(D), this constitutes a partial demolition. The family has posted, at 222 Lynn Ave., a demolition worksheet and a letter describing the need for the change in roof height at their cottage. The Historic Preservation & Design Review Board will receive community input regarding the demolition and raising of the roof until Friday, June 5. Emails can be sent to designreview@lakesideohio.com, and letters can be sent to 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440.

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Meredith and David Workman, 432 E. Second St., are planning a cottage renovation that includes rebuilding and raising their roof plus moving the entire front facade of the house 3’11” toward Second Street and the second floor front bedroom would move 2’ toward Second Street. According to Lakeside regulation, 18-3(D), this constitutes a partial demolition. The family has posted, at 432 E. Second St., a demolition worksheet and a letter describing the need for their project. Drawings and a cottage history are also posted at the cottage and attached to this notification. The Historic Preservation & Design Review Board will receive community input regarding this project until Monday, June 29. Emails can be sent to designreview@lakesideohio.com and letters can be sent to 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio 43440.


Contact

Susan Mack
Board Chair
designreview@lakesideohio.com