The City of Lorain has initiated a process to create a Comprehensive Land Use Plan and update the corresponding Zoning Ordinances. This planning process is expected to be completed in the spring of 2017. The following is a brief description of the Plan and the process that will be followed to create the final document.
WHAT IS A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN?
A comprehensive plan is a community’s “blueprint” for the future. It is the vision of what a community wants to become and the steps needed to realize that vision. Specifically the Plan achieves the following:
WHO IS INVOLVED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN?
City Administration and Staff will be overseeing the creation of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The City has also retained OHM Advisors to assist in the planning process. OHM Advisors is an integrated engineering, architecture, and planning firm in Columbus, Ohio committed to advancing communities. OHM brings more than 50 years of public and private sector expertise, forward thinking, and insightful counsel to help plan for the future of Lorain.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN PREPARING A COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN?
As part of the Plan update process, information and data is gathered from prior planning studies, while current views and opinions are collected through community meetings and forums where residents are invited to provide input on the future of Lorain. Other sources include data gathered from the U.S. Census and mapping data provided by the City and County. The planning process also includes the following:
WHAT ARE THE KEY ELEMENTS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN?
The Plan will address many community elements including: