Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday June 8. See the agenda here.
In 2021, the City of Hilliard launched a process called Hilliard by Design to create a major update to the city’s 2011 Comprehensive Plan. The process led to a bold vision, a series of big ideas, goals, and actions that are based on the values, needs, and aspirations of the community. This plan sets the direction for the city’s growth and development and serves as a guide for decision-makers and the community for future development and many aspects of our city’s quality of life.
View the entire document here or access individual sections below.
Introduction | Land Use and Development | Economic Vitality | Mobility and Connectivity | Parks and Public Spaces | Focus Areas | Old Hilliard | Cemetery Corridor | I-270 Corridor | Retired Railroad Corridor | Big Darby Area | Implementation
Emphasize development and redevelopment of underutilized land and structures within the city rather than extending infrastructure and developing further west. Expansion of the city limits should be strategic and are limited to areas currently within the existing water and sewer service boundary agreement with Columbus.
Build upon the success and distinct character of Old Hilliard by encouraging development with an integrated mix of uses (commercial, residential, civic, public, employment) at various scales and intensities throughout the city.
Expand the city’s regional trail network and support unique development and public spaces along trails. Extend the Heritage Trail to Hilliard’s southern boundary and work with partners to make connections to the Quarry Trails metro Park and downtown Columbus. Create other regional destinations through the Central Ohio Greenway Network.
Provide more opportunities for the community to walk and bike through the city by filling in gaps in the trail network. Address improved connectivity across I-270, between neighborhoods, schools, parks, mixed-use destinations, and to the regional trail network.
Allow for and encourage infill commercial and residential development on or adjacent to the sites of older corporate office buildings to create new walkable mixed-use places that surround the existing structures, to make these sites more viable as employment locations in the future, and to serve as neighborhood gathering places.
Encourage a wider range of housing types and price-points to support a growing and changing population including new housing types or neighborhood types that are distinctive to Hilliard.
Peggy Hale, City Council Rep.
Jay Muether, Chair
Bevan Schneck, Vice-Chair
Libby Gierach, Co-chair
Joel Assenheimer, Co-chair
Mark A. DiGiovanna
David L. Johnson
William C. Mills III
Michelle Crandall, City Manager
Dan Ralley, Assistant City Manager, Community Development
John Talentino, Director of Planning
Carson Combs, Planning Manager
Letty Schamp, Director of Mobility and Transportation
Ed C. Merritt III, Director, Recreation and Parks
Erin L. Duffee, Deputy Director, Recreation and Parks
Clark Rausch, City Engineer
Diane Werbrich, Clerk of Council
Burgess & Niple
McBride Dale Clarion
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