Zoning

A family enjoying an outdoor shopping mall
An aerial view of a parking lot and building
Land Use
Approximately 1,000 acres of the City of Aurora's land is currently in use for various commercial occupancies. This includes retail stores, hotels, offices, and similar uses. Aurora, Ohio supports an environment conducive to well-located and designed office building sites to accommodate professional offices, nonprofit organizations, warehousing and limited business service activities.

Industrial Property
Another 800 acres of City land is currently in use as industrial property, located in the southern portion of Aurora.

Vacant Property

In addition, there is approximately 3,600 acres of land currently vacant. A portion of this undeveloped land represents prime available real-estate for individuals looking to start or relocate their business in Aurora, Ohio. Aurora's existing Planned Development districts also have land available for a variety of commercial uses:

Industrial Land Use
Potential uses for industrial land include offices, research and development uses, traditional light industrial uses such as manufacturing, processing, wholesaling and distribution and warehouses. Industrial buildings can be no greater than 3 stories in height and blend with the character of the area. All building facades facing a public street or residential areas should be of high-quality design.

Retail / Commercial / Office Land Use
Retail and commercial land is located on larger lots and associated with off-street parking. Potential uses include large grocery stores, hardware stores, and general merchandisers. These businesses are on 10- to 50-acre parcels. The center of Aurora is home to countless professional and service offices as well as boutiques, restaurants and more.

Neighborhood Commercial Land Use
Land located along major roadways and encompasses areas that can service both pedestrian and automobile clientele. Neighborhood commercial development architecture must reflect the character of the area.

Office Land Use

Land primarily located to the west of SR 306, south of Aurora-Hudson Road / SR 306 intersection, supports an environment conducive to well-located and designed office building sites to accommodate professional offices, nonprofit organizations, warehousing and limited business service activities. The center of town is also home to countless professional and service offices as well as boutiques, restaurants and more.