Finally, the City of Cincinnati has decided to adopt another formal comprehensive plan…after 30 years.  We were the first in the nation to do so in 1925 and then again in 1948 and 1980.  So Plan Cincinnati is being put in place and will hopefully be completed by December 2010.

It is expected that the plan will create a vision of where the City wants to go and how it intends to get there. Mayor Mark Mallory and the Planning Department will be presenting four regional meetings this fall to make citizens aware of the process:

  • Corryville Rec Center, Sept 30, 6-8pm
  • Price Hill Rec Center, October 5, 6-8pm
  • College Hill Rec Center, October 15, 6-8pm
  • Madisonville Rec Center, October 22, 6-8pm

A steering committee of 31 people has been appointed to help lead the process and evaluate the Plan’s eleven primary elements: Housing and Neighborhood Development, Economic Development and Business Retention, Transportation and Transit, Environment and Open Space, Land Use, Historic Preservation, Urban Design, Utilities and Infrastructure, Institutions, Intergovernmental Cooperation and Fiscal.

In February, a neighborhood Summit is expected to be devoted to the comprehensive plan and how the various neighborhoods need to be involved.  So mark you calendar and attend the meeting closest to you.  Your involvement leads to vital neighborhoods and cities!