Department of Community & Economic Development

FOCUS AREAS

The Department of Community and Economic Development is tasked with key focus areas which include:

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Copley strives to foster sound economic development objectives which facilitates investment, through the Community Improvement Corporation, a strategic Business Expansion Retention Plan, and well placed Infrastructure.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Copley believes that engaging with our residents will foster greater community pride and collective unity. The Comprehensive Neighborhood Master Plan, public iDEA Space and community Arbor Day help facilitate engagement in the Township.

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ENHANCED PUBLIC & GREEN SPACE
Copley actively pursues opportunities which increase the availability and convenience of access to public green space. The Copley Canopy, Little Farms Active Recreation Plan and Trails & Greenways are tools which help support the expansion and care of our public and green space throughout the Township.

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NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION
Copley engages with homeowners to improve and enhance the housing stock and thereby help foster strong and prosperous neighborhoods. Residents are encouraged to utilized the Property Maintenance Code and Keep Copley Beautiful initiatives to help protect and restore our neighborhoods. 

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PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL STRUCTURES/LAND
Copley has an abundance of local history which is worth preserving for future generations. Homes, byways and land are all part of the preservation process. 

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STRATEGIC LAND PLANNING & ZONING
A great deal of attention has been given to strategic planning initiatives as this becomes the foundation for an equitable and desirous community. Zoning Permits and Resolutions are instrumental in sound land planning. Additionally, Copley supports a Comprehensive Land Use Plan which guides the Township on strategic land use decisions.

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In 2012, local small business leaders decided that Copley Township, a traditional farming community, deserved a weekly farmers market of its own to bring the community together near the historic center of the township. These leaders worked to create the Copley Creekside Farmers Market, and that market continues to bring the community together today to support local farms and small businesses. Many special events happening throughout the season can be found on their website, http://copleyfarmmarket.com/.

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