Comprehensive Plan

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The City of Westerville, City Council accepted the Imagine Westerville Community Plan, which outlines a feasible and positive vision for the community. Multiple public meetings, community events, Planning Commission, and City Council have all given input on what makes our community unique and how to remain competitive for the future.

Imagine Westerville! Community Plan UPDATED CENTRAL COLLEGE STRATEGIC LOCATION (December 2016)
Scheduled to go before City Council for Public Hearing February 21, 2017

Imagine Westerville! Community Plan Draft (May 5, 2016)
   Introduction
   Chapter 1: Community
   Chapter 2: Development
   Chapter 3: Mobility
   Chapter 4: Economic Viability
   Implementation

Prior Draft
Imagine Westerville! Community Plan Draft (March 2016)
   Introduction
   Chapter 1: Community
   Chapter 2: Development
   Chapter 3: Mobility
   Chapter 4: Economic Viability
   Implementation

What is a Comprehensive Community Plan?
A Comprehensive Community Plan is a document that outlines a community’s vision of its future by the residents, workers, visitors, businesses, and community leaders. A Comprehensive Community Plan uses this vision as a means to work toward economic, social and environmental stability. Positive growth is also a City’s primary guide to assess the location, character and extent of proposed public and private development – as a framework, not a rule book. City Council adopts the accepted final document.

The Comprehensive Community Plan provides:

  • A snapshot of the City’s demographics, trends and existing patterns of development;
  • Shared community values and aspirations for Westerville’s future;
  • Overall goals and strategies to achieve that vision;
  • Clear guidance for decision makers to make informed decisions;
  • Priorities, thus serving as our “to-do” list to review during budget, infrastructure and investment discussions.
The public process began in March 2014 and concludes with Council adoption in 2016. To receive e-mail updates regarding the status of this project, please click here.

Citizen Advisory Team
The Citizen Advisory team has assisted the planners formulate the vision for the future of Westerville, and engage hundreds of other Westerville residents and businesses to help envision that future.

Vaughn Bell
Dennis Blair
Kimberly Burton
Matthew Crill
Diane Ferguson
Nicole Fischer
Sarah Galbreath
Chris Hayter
Paul Johnson
Suzanne Kile
Bob Lawler
      Karen Lint
Carol Mahaffey
Steve Munger
Henrietta Nwomeh
Dr. Allen Prindle
Rick Rano
Al Schutz
Maureen Trimble
Alan Vestal
Jon Walden
William Zieber

Planning Next and Kimley-Horn have served as primary consultants to the planning team.

EXISTING PLANS which inform the Comprehensive Plan: