Monday, January 31, 2011

View, comment on Cincinnati's next master plan this Wednesday

The format for the development of Cincinnati's new comprehensive master plan has changed, and your next opportunity to participate comes during an open house on Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. at Two Centennial Plaza, 805 Central Avenue, Downtown.

The Plan Cincinnati process is moving away from 12 separate working groups into a more integrated approach, allowing the work of all 12 working groups to be viewed and evaluated.

Since their beginnings in 2009, all 12 working groups have met separately. Current working group categories include arts and culture; economic development and business retention; fiscal impact; health, environment, and open space; historic conservation; housing and neighborhood development; institutions; intergovernmental cooperation; land use; transportation and transit; urban design; and utilities and infrastructure.

Public input and working group ideas will be used to refine a set of goals and action steps that will be revealed at this year's Neighborhood Summit on April 2nd at Xavier University's Cintas Center.

When completed, the comprehensive master plan will be the City's first since the Coordinated City Plan of 1980.

Previous reading on BC:
Final master plan learning forum this Thursday (8/23/10)
Cincinnati master plan forum to examine local planning efforts (8/2/10)
Working group summaries for new comprehensive plan coming online (7/5/10)
Working groups forming for new Cincinnati plan (4/15/10)
Cincinnati plan moves into next phase with 'Great City' survey (11/10/09)