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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 19, 2008

The Copley Township Land Use Plan Steering Committee will be holding a discussion on Conservation Development on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm at Copley Townhall, 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road. The Speakers for this discussion will be Kirby Date and Alan Weinstein. Kirby Date, AICP, is the Coordinator for the Countryside Program established in 1996 which is currently housed at Cleveland State University, Levin College of Urban Affairs. Ms. Date's expertise is in development, planning conservation and landscape issues and has assisted numerous local governments with land use issues.

Alan Weinstein, professor at Cleveland State University in both Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, is a nationally-recognized expert on planning law with extensive practice and research experience with a variety of land use areas. He is currently under contract with Copley Township to assist in re-writing the Zoning Resolution.

The Land Use Committee is studying the impacts of conservation development for Copley Township and how it might be included in the Comprehensive Plan. Conservation development is a planning tool that can be used to allow flexible lot layouts, creates open space, and reduces the length of roads and utilities, which allows developers to minimize maintenance and environmental impacts. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting.

A draft copy of the proposed Comprehensive Land Use Plan can be downloaded from our website at www.copley.oh.us or stop by Town Hall, at 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, to pic one up. Copies of the Executive Summary of the plan will also be available at the public hearing. If you cannot attend the hearing but would like to make any comments or suggestions, please call the Townhall at 330-666-1853 or email them to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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For more information, contact Peggy Spraggins at 330-666-1853.