Hinckley Township Zoning

Zoning has been an integral part of the development of Hinckley Township since 1952. The first zoning book was published at that time and included such uses as were prevalent in the township during the first half of that decade.

In 1962, a new zoning resolution was approved by the Board of Trustees and that resolution has evolved into what is currently the resolution used now. Many amendments to the zoning resolution have occurred since the ‘60’s, some minor adjustments to satisfy demands as needs changed and a few major changes. The year 1975 brought one of those major changes. Hinckley changed its zoning requirements for new home construction from 3/4 of a acre to two acres and added a new district, 6R2, to accommodate a greater density.

The biggest impact on zoning to the township occurred in 1982 when Hinckley Township became the first township in Medina County to adopt a Master Policy Plan. This plan was reexamined in 1993 and updated in 2003 and will be reviewed every ten years.  Currently, the ten year review of the township Master Policy Plan is underway and a community committee has been assembled to participate in the consultation process.