LakewoodAlive, a community development organization in Lakewood, Ohio, is excited to announce its Request for Proposal (RFP) for professionally qualified individuals or companies to prepare the National Register of Historic Places nomination form for the Downtown Lakewood Historic District. The Lakewood Historic District, along Detroit Avenue, includes over 60 buildings, and it is estimated that 75 percent of the buildings will be contributing assets in the proposed historic district. 

The nomination will document the history and development of the district and establish an inventory of contributing and non-contributing buildings to provide access to federal and state historic tax credits for building owners and developers. 


  • Preparation and submission of a historic district nomination resulting in listing of the Downtown Lakewood Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places; 
  • Completion of photographs, locational mapping, owner notification form and any additional requirements of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the National Park Service (NPS) to support the nomination; 
  • The consultant selected to complete this project will be responsible for making all revisions to the nomination form and accompanying materials that may be required by LakewoodAlive, the SHPO and NPS; 
  • Participation in meetings with LakewoodAlive at draft submissions and SHPO public meeting;  
  • Attendance at the presentation of the nomination to the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board (OHSPAB) in Columbus; and  
  • Three printed copies and three flash drives, each containing a PDF of the final nomination with all supporting materials; three CDs with the final TIFF images; and one flash drive with digital images of all buildings within the historic district boundaries. 

Click here for the full RFP and proposed district map.

For additional questions, please contact Ian Andrews, LakewoodAlive Executive Director, at or 216-521-0655.