Comprehensive Plan Update 2022

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The Planning Commission voted to recommend the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan with modifications at their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. The City Council will review the Comprehensive Plan for adoption as a public hearing at their regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 5th at 5:30PM in the City Council Chambers in the City Building located at 1 Donham Plaza, Middletown, Ohio 45042. City Council meetings are also available for live viewing on the City's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofmiddletown. The final draft of the comprehensive plan is available under "Comprehensive Plan Draft" below (Destination Middletown - Final Draft 4.4.2022).

The City thanks everyone who submitted feedback for the Comprehensive Plan Draft! The Final Draft of the Comprehensive Plan includes necessary changes that were made based on the comments received and additional review by City staff.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OVERVIEW:
The Comprehensive Plan is an aspirational guidebook that includes input from the steering committee, City staff, Planning Commission, and City Council and Middletown’s citizens and stakeholders. The plan will provide a road map for enhancing the cultural and economic vitality of our community through strong public-private partnerships and community leadership. Middletown prides itself on having a diverse community and rich history. It is important that as Middletown continues to evolve and develop that there is a focus on the health and safety of our community.

The City of Middletown is committed to hands-on economic development policies that promote the city’s locational benefits, amenities, and resources along with business-friendly policies such as creating a one-stop-shop in order to streamline the development approval process. The comprehensive plan used different forms of public engagement and reflects the ideas, values, and desires of the community, aligning these with a range of plans, policies, and initiatives in place or underway in both Middletown and the wider region.
Once adopted, the Comprehensive Plan will help guide both day-to-day decision-making, short-term actions, and longer-term initiatives and strategies to achieve the community’s vision. The comprehensive plan will serve as a tool to help guide the community toward its desired outcomes. However, it is intended to be a living document, meaning it will be updated and amended as needed to reflect progress made, changing conditions in Middletown and the region, and the evolving needs of the community.
The updated plan serves as a reinvigorated foundation for the city, establishing a comprehensive vision for the future, refreshed land use recommendations, and both general and specific implementation recommendations to guide the city moving forward.

Questions or Comments? Please email Tina Blevins at tinab@cityofmiddletown.org or 513-425-7950.