PAINESVILLE, Ohio, October 27, 2022– The Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Ohio) recently announced the winners of the 2022 Ohio APA Great Places Awards. The biennial awards program honors outstanding physical spaces that planners have made permanent through careful planning and unbridled imagination in Ohio.
APA Ohio presented the Great Places in Ohio Awards at the 2022 Cleveland Planning and Zoning Workshop on October 12, 2022.
Lake County, Ohio was recognized by the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association with two Great Places in Ohio Awards for Downtown Willoughby and Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve. Downtown Willoughby is a beautiful, charming, historical neighborhood that goes by the nickname of the “Courtesy City.” The Mentor Marsh is home to many different local plant and animal species. Today, Mentor Marsh is one of the largest natural marshes that still remains along the shores of Lake Erie. Please click here to read the entire press release.