Community workshops brought approximately 200 people together to focus on key questions such as how the city can leverage its non-residential land to generate revenue and how it can ensure the continued delivery of services and the maintenance of facilities.
Plans for Five Areas
The Area Planning effort developed distinct plans for five non-residential areas. The largest of these areas is the 1,000-acre Rockside Road area, home to nearly 1,000 businesses, 21,000 jobs, and approximately 4 million sqft. of office space. The Rockside Road effort brought Independence and the neighboring City of Seven Hills together in an unprecedented way to form a mutually-beneficial plan. The plan for Rockside Road will strengthen the district as a fiscal asset for both cities, and build a framework for a more dynamic and vibrant neighborhood for workers and residents alike.