Good land use planning provides a framework from which future land development policy is drawn. Recognizing the fact that planning decisions in one community impacts surrounding communities and the region as a whole, MVRPC promotes good land use planning practices both at the regional and local level.
MVRPC conducts regional land use planning activities and provides technical assistance to various local land use planning efforts so that communities in the Miami Valley Region maintain a regional perspective in their land use policy development.
In addition, MVRPC strives to integrate land use planning with transportation and environmental planning to better achieve consistency between future transportation infrastructure investment and land development, while protecting environmental resources.
In July 2007, MVRPC began a regional land use planning initiative called Going Places: An Integrated Land Use Vision for the Miami Valley Region. This three-phase initiative will build a regional land use plan from a shared future land use vision. This conceptual regional plan will provide our local communities with a regional perspective on future land use decisions.
The planning area includes Greene, Miami, and Montgomery counties and the cities of Carlisle, Franklin, and Springboro in northern part of Warren County.
The 3-Phase planning process is:
- Phase I – Existing Condition Assessment : Physical and Non-Physical Condition Evaluation
- Phase II – Future Landscape Exploration : Future Land Use Scenario Development and Assessment
- Phase III – Building a Clear and Shared Regional Land Use Framework
Find out more about the origins of Going Places and who is involved at About.