The first draft of a plan to guide the development and redevelopment of Morrow will be unveiled during an Oct. 10 open house.
It runs from 6-8 p.m. and will be held at the historic train depot, 240 Main St.
The comprehensive land use plan focuses on economic development, downtown revitalization, neighborhoods, quality of life and infrastructure.
Key considerations include the historic downtown, regional bike trails, impact of the floodplain much of the village lies in, an aging population, the natural environment, and history.
The last plan was completed and approved in 1979.
The comprehensive land use plan has been under development for the past 10 months by the village and the Warren County Regional Planning Commission. Comments and results from a community survey done earlier this year have been incorporated into the draft.
It is one of two plans being worked on simultaneously. Graduate students from the University of Cincinnati’s School of Planning program worked with village officials to put together a redevelopment plan that puts more emphasis on the tourism industry.
“That plan is finished. It was so well put together that it won the President’s Award – which is the highest a senior Capstone project can get,’’ said Rod Smith, village manager.
“It has more of an economic development focus, whereas the Warren County Regional Planning Commission plan has more of a strict planning focus.”
Together, he said, the two plans should move Morrow forward.
Information: 513-899-2821 or http://www.vil.morrow.oh.us/2013-comprehensive-plan-update/