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Chillicothe, Ohio, adopts Comprehensive Plan

By March 8, 2023March 15th, 2023Project Updates

Congratulations to the City of Chillicothe, Ohio! After a unanimous vote from the Planning Commission and City Council, the City has adopted the Choose Chillicothe Comprehensive Plan. The plan includes 73 specific recommendations and empowers community leaders with a guide to decision-making related to preservation, revitalization, and growth. Three rounds of public engagement brought together many people from the community to gather the thoughts, ideas, and aspirations of the region. The plan also included three area plans to envision what’s possible while addressing needs in the City.

Chillicothe celebrates its rich history while striding forward, eagerly led by a community with culture, health, education, financial security, and quality of life. An upcoming UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in Chillicothe, the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, is a foundational opportunity for the City and region. The plan aims to capitalize on this while implementing the vision established by the community. The City has already hired a new member of their planning department to help advance key recommendations in the plan, and is working towards obtaining funds from the Appalachian Community Grant Program.

Congratulations to the City and everyone who worked on this project!

A copy of the final plan document is available here.

I was excited to see how many Chillicothe residents came out to share their opinions and take ownership of their community.

Chillicothe City Council Member