1921 was a year of both growth and plans for growth. The high school was nearing completion, and the Cassingham Elementary School was to be built soon. With the population at nearly two thousand, Mayor Stephen Ludwig undertook to govern future expansion by appointing the first zoning commission and revising the building code.
A milestone in Bexley’s history occurred with the 1930 census revealed the village’s population had passed the 5,000 mark. Bexley officially became a city April 11, 1931.