Thursday, August 20, 2009

Springfield Township Neighborhood Master Planning

Neighborhood Master Planning

Springfield Township is a unique, diverse community that is comprised of many different neighborhoods, each with their unique character, attributes and needs. In addition, the Township includes one school district that is entirely within the Township and portions of six others. With a total of 39,755 residents and about 16,000 households, we recognize that an overall Master Plan for the entire Township may fail to address the individual and specific needs of a particular neighborhood. Therefore, we are creating a Master Plan process that embraces the Township for what it is - a community of neighborhoods. You care about your neighborhood, what it looks like and what it could be. It's where you call home. Creating many individually customized, but unified neighborhood and district plans, will allow us to better ensure our Township's sustainability and create a path for a bright future.

The First Neighborhood Meeting:

Your neighborhood meeting has been scheduled. You are encouraged to attend and share your ideas.Each meeting will last approximately two hours and will be held at a location nearby. Starting at 7:00 p.m., each neighborhood meeting will begin with a presentation of your current neighborhood conditions: land use, economic conditions, housing conditions, rental statistics, crime rate, fire response time, road infrastructure, and neighborhood attributes. This will provide residents with statistical information as it relates to where they live. The second half of the meeting will be designed to gather specific suggestions from residents. This segment is to be used as an idea brainstorm from residents - things to make your neighborhood better, stronger, sustainable and prosperous. Your ideas will be written down for consideration. In larger neighborhoods, a moderator may be used to insure everyone's suggestions are heard and recorded. Your ideas will not be disputed or debated. Your Trustees, members of the police, fire and administration departments will be on hand at the conclusion of the meeting to address individual questions or concerns. If you are interested, you can sign up to be a representative in followup focus group meetings.

August 31
7:00 p.m.
Neighborhoods closest to Valleydale, Edgemont, Caldwell
Mercy Franciscan
100 Compton Road

Sept. 2
7:00 p.m.
The Neighborhood of Sevenhills
Frost Elementary
2065 Mistyhill Drive

Sept. 21
7:00 p.m.
The Neighborhood of West College Hill
West College Hill Neighborhood Services Center
2062 North Bend Road

Sept. 28
7:00 p.m.
The Neighborhood of Hollydale
Springfield Township Senior/Community Center
9158 Winton Road

Sept. 30
7:00 p.m.
The Neighborhoods of Lexington Heights, Glencoe & Wellspring
St. Mark AME Zion Methodist Church
9208 Daly Road

Oct. 5
7:00 p.m.
The Area Called "Hamilton Southwest" - Which includes the areas in and around Skyline Acres, Ranchill, Adams Ridge, Hudepohl & Miles
Mt. Healthy Junior High
1917 Miles Road

Oct. 7
7:00 p.m.
The Area Called "Hamilton Northeast" - Which includes the areas in and around Covered Bridge, New Burlington, Ridgevale & Golf View The Winton Center
10245 Winton Road

Oct. 14
7:00 p.m.
The Area Called "Winton Northwest" - Which includes the areas North & South of West McKelvey, and covers the streets off of Sarbrook, Lakeside & Bridge Creek
The Grove Banquet Hall
9158 Winton Road

Oct. 19
7:00 p.m.
The Neighborhood of Pleasant Run Farms
Welch Elementary
12084 Deerhorn Drive

Oct. 21
7:00 p.m.
The Area Called " Winton Northeast" - Which includes the areas in and around Long Lane, Millbrook, Windcrest Acres, Meadows of Wright
Farm, Bonham, Lakeshore & Lochcrest The Grove Banquet Hall
9158 Winton Road

Oct. 26
7:00 p.m.
Any resident in the Finneytown School District
The Grove Banquet Hall
9158 Winton Road