Housing Development

Building for the Future

Zanesville and Muskingum County are working toward a goal of increasing our population to 100,000 by 2030. This effort will be undertaken through public and private partnerships – working together – to bring affordable single and multi-family housing to our community. 

Development Sites
Northpointe Business Park
17 Acres
7515 west pike
northpointe development lots ~80 acres
309 Black road

Zanesville & Muskingum County Housing Developments

The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority (ZMCPA) is proud to information on the work of developers to create housing options for our community. Follow our website for up to date information. Please note – the ZMCPA does not administer or accept applications.

Zanesville & Muskingum County Housing Resources

Build Zanesville is a collaborative effort between the Muskingum County Land Reutilization Corporation, the City of Zanesville and many private partners to connect inviduals interested in building or rehabbing properties in Zanesville and Muskingum County. All of the incentive, economic data, parameters for permitting and contacts you will need to have a successful project can be found here.

In July 2023, a professional housing study was commissioned to help identify the housing needed in Zanesville and Muskingum County to grow and accompany the anticipated economic growth of our region.

The result was The Zanesville Housing Strategy; this is a working document with specific strategies for providing housing choices for residents already in Muskingum County as well as for prospective new employees. It will require a commitment to housing as an economic development tool, as important as providing industrial and commercial sites and incentives for prospective employers. More and more employers are focusing on markets willing to house their employees. An aggressive housing strategy will separate Muskingum County from competitive markets willing to accept an employer but unwilling to welcome new workforce residents.