Going Places, Regional Initiative for Sustainable Growth

Going Places is a Miami Valley Regional Planning land use initiative. The three phase project began in 2007 bringing together community leaders, business leaders, developers, and citizens from every city, town and village. The goal has been to create a consensus vision for land use and development that will benefit all citizens in the future. During the first phase, an inventory of current land use, developable land, current and potential issues like traffic flow, future employment, trends in industrial, commercial, and residential development, and the like. Phase I was completed in 2009. (To see the report of Phase I, go here.)

Phase II began a little later in 2009. During this phase, surveys and workshops were conducted to obtain input from citizens, business and community leaders throughout the Miami Valley. Their views and ideas were compiled into seven best future land use scenarios believed beneficial to all people of the region. Following the workshops, public open houses were held to present the results. Phase II was completed in May of 2011. (To read the report of the Phase II, go here.)

Phase III has now begun. As it was for previous phases, workshops and open houses have been conducted during which a preferred future land use scenario was selected. The selection process included opportunities to vote at local open houses, on-line open houses, telephone and mail surveys. The results have been compiled and are now available for public viewing. (To see the report on the results, go here.)

Now, citizens are asked to come out and see the results at one the scheduled open houses in their local community. All are invited and refreshments will be available as well. The time and place of scheduled open houses are listed below.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Troy Rec’s ground floor gym
11 N. Market St., Troy, Ohio 45373

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Friendship Village
(Please enter at the Friendship Coffee House)
5790 Denlinger Rd., Trotwood, Ohio 45426

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Centerville Police Department
155 W. Spring Valley Pike, Centerville, Ohio 45458

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Center for Regional Cooperation
1100 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45402

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Greene County Jobs and Family Services building
541 Ledbetter Rd., Xenia, Ohio 45385

All open houses are from 4 PM to 6 PM. Sorry no beer or wine but coffee and pop will be served.

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