Euclid 2016 Master Plan Kicks Off With Public Meeting October 4th
Earlier this year the City of Euclid was awarded a Master Plan to be prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission over the next 10 months. A Master Plan inventories current conditions, outlines a community’s vision for the future and then describes concrete, specific action steps community leaders can undertake to accomplish that growth and development.
Public input is a vital piece of any Master Plan to ensure that future policies reflect the goals and vision of residents, businesses and other stakeholders. The creation of Euclid’s next Master Plan will allow many opportunities to be engaged in the process.
A community-wide survey was issued in August 2015 to a random sample of 1,400 households throughout all eight wards. The anonymous results are currently being recorded and will appear in a written report as well as influence the Master Plan.
Furthermore, the 2016 Master Plan is led by a Steering Committee of community stakeholders including residents who applied through a competitive application in summer 2016. Each member possesses unique qualifications to develop a meaningful, inventive and useful planning tool for the City of Euclid.
The first public meeting of the 2016 Master Plan will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 7:00pm at Arbor Elementary School at 20400 Arbor Avenue. All residents are encouraged to attend. Please visit the 2016 Master Plan website at https://euclidmasterplan.wordpress.com/ to learn more and stay up to date on future public meetings and presentations.
The City of Euclid created a Master Plan in 1971 which was also prepared by the County and contained themes of industrial decline and increased retail demand. In 1996 the Plan was updated with a focus on maintaining the vitality of the living environment in the City and specific economic development projects.
The 2016 Master Plan will be comprehensive of multiple priorities including transportation, land use, zoning, housing, parks and public land, economic development and more.
We look forward to envisioning the future of Euclid with all residents on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016.
Allison Lukacsy is the Community Projects Manager at the City of Euclid. You can reach her at (216) 289-8160 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org