Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Preserving Our Past, Securing Our Future
The Board of Trustees approved the Copley Township Land Use Plan at its meeting on September 16, 2009. After 2.5 years of work by the Steering and Technical Committees, Township staff and consultants, the final product was recommended unanimously by the Steering Committee and Board of Trustees.
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan is a guide for future development in the Township. The document begins with current conditions within the Township as to land use, zoning, population and environmental conditions and includes the desires of the residents in what they would like to see in the future. The residents put a strong emphasis on preserving natural land features, taking advantage of environmental conditions that are favorable to the Township and limiting growth to those areas outlined in the Joint Economic Development District or land currently zoned Commercial or Industrial.
The adopted plan is reviewed periodically throughout the ten year period it covers to accommodate any changes or to allow the Township to take advantage of new development tools that may become available. A full review and update of the Land Use Plan will take place in 2018.
2025 LAND USE PLAN UPDATE
The Land Use Plan Update is underway! Follow the Zoning Commission and the Department of Community & Economic Development as we undertake this important review.
We are committed to a quality review with relevant recommendations essential to the success of our community. Through continual community feedback and partnerships with surrounding communities and agencies, our goal is provide the residents of Copley Township an updated Plan which will carry us through the year 2025.
LAND USE PLAN UPDATE PROJECT TIMELINE
The Land Use Plan Update will follow the timeline indicated below. Residents are encouraged to contribute to the Land Use Plan at anytime during the process.
|Update Initiated||November 2017|
|Staff Work/Commission Work||Continual|
|Public Engagement Plan||August 2018-May 2019|
|Open House||May 2019|
|Public Hearing||June 2019|
|Summit County Planning Commission||July 2019|
|Zoning Commission||August 2019|
|Board of Trustees||September 2019|
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN
Residents are encouraged to take an active role in the Land Use Plan Update. The Department of Community & Economic Development will provide continued recommendations regarding the Land Use Plan Update to the Zoning Commission at the Zoning Commission meetings held the first Monday of every month. The presentation will be available online for public review.
STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS: Contact the Department of Community & Economic Development to schedule a Stakeholder Meeting.
KIOSK STATIONS: Look for the Department of Community & Economic Development out and about at Township activities including Heritage Days!
OFFICE HOURS: Visit the Department of Community & Economic Development to learn more about the Land Use Plan Update.
ONLINE SURVEYS & OPEN HOUSE: Be sure to take quick surveys which help shape the Land Use Plan Update & plan to visit the general Open House to learn more about the proposed update.