Grove City, OH
This plan seeks to leverage the work of insight2050, a regional initiative launched in 2014 to help communities prepare for development and population growth over the next 30+ years, a period projected to be dramatically different from the past. insight2050 provide local policymakers, business leaders, developers, and public stakeholders with a clear and objective understanding of the impacts of varying growth choices and public investment decisions.
A process guided by community input.
More than any plan in the city’s past, GroveCity2050 was shaped by community ideas, values and aspirations. A diverse 30-member citizen steering committee formed through a public application process helped lead the community outreach effort and translate ideas into recommendations. The engagement effort included a hands-on planning workshop, an open house, and online opportunities.
An integrated approach, toward focused growth
GroveCity2050 is the city’s first plan to link land use, transportation, and economic development into a mutually supportive set of strategies.
Reflecting insight2050, the plan represents a departure from past trends and existing plans. It supports a focused approach to growth with greater infill and redevelopment, and identifies ways the community can evolve to meet the needs of our future population while maintaining the best aspects of Grove City’s character.
Its major recommendations include focusing outward expansion to areas already served by infrastructure, utilizing a character-based approach to land use, encouraging mixed-use in strategic locations, supporting a complete streets philosophy, and creating a more diverse economy with more job opportunities for residents.
GroveCity2050 received the 2017 Comprehensive Plan Small Jurisdiction Award from the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association.