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ARCHBOLD COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Archbold Residents Urged to help PLAN ARCHBOLD by completing a Community Preference Survey
Community officials have started the process to update the community’s comprehensive plan, and we need your help. We are on the second phase of comprehensive planning project that involves building upon the results of community and student surveys that over 650 residents have completed already. The six themes that emerged from the first community survey are:
- Downtown Revitalization
- Community Cohesion
- Improved Residential Opportunities
- Neighborhood Revitalization / Property Maintenance
- Economic Resiliency
Another, more direct “community preferences survey” was developed to help the planning team and steering committee in framing strategies and tools for each of these areas. This preference survey can be completed by going here: https://s.zoomerang.com/r/ArchboldPreferenceSurvey
What is the purpose of a Comprehensive Plan & why is it important?
The purpose of the comprehensive plan is to create a shared vision for the community to preserve and build on its heritage while giving direction for desirable growth and development. The entire process will take roughly one year and be ready for adoption in February 2021 or thereabouts.
The Comprehensive Plan will provide the community officials, residents and decision makers with guidance in the following areas:
*Community Services & Facilities (schools, library, etc.)
*Economic Development and Downtown Revitalization
*Future Land Use and Zoning
*Infrastructure (water/sewer capacity, and other utilities)
*Parks, Recreation and Open Space
*Transportation and Connectivity (streets, parking, bicycle and pedestrian mobility)
*Plan Implementation (getting stuff done and holding people accountable)
There’s many ways to participate:
An interactive public process has been developed to help the community frame goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan. Many community involvement exercises will be held throughout the process that will include steering committee meetings, round-table discussions, mapping and visioning exercises, surveys, and poll-based data collection. While our steering committee meetings are occurring as planned, community forums will occur once social distance rules are relaxed.
For those residents that have not completed the initial community survey, there’s still time. A link to this 17-question survey can be found here: https://s.zoomerang.com/r/ArchboldCommunitySurvey
If you have any questions concerning the planning process or on ways you can participate, please contact Village Administrator Donna Dettling by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, (419) 445-4726. Feel free to reach out to our Planning Team lead, Glenn Grisdale at email@example.com, or by phone, (419) 353-7372.