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Land use planning in the context of Hamilton County, Ohio: Issues of political subdivision, governance, national and local trends, the role of the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission

Land use planning in the context of Hamilton County, Ohio: Issues of political subdivision, governance, national and local trends, the role of the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission



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    Concepts and Issues in Planning Prepared by Catalina Landivar-Simon, AICP [email_address] For First Year MCP Class University of Cincinnati October 21, 2009
  • Geographic Jurisdiction Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission
  • A house divided
    • Hamilton County
      • 21 cities
      • 16 villages
      • 12 townships
    • Population: 845,303
    • Government:
    • 3 county commissioners (elected)
    • County engineer (elected)
    • Auditor (elected)
    • Recorder (elected)
    • Sheriff (elected)
    • Judges (elected)
    • Mayors, council members, township trustees, clerks (400 – 500 elected officials)
    • Others
    • City of Cincinnati
    • 52 neighborhoods
    • Population: 331,285 (39% of all the population in the county)
    • Government:
    • Mayor (elected)
    • 9 Council members (elected)
    • City manager (appointed)
    • Departments under control of the City: budget, development, parks, recreation commission, health, engineering, design, etc.
    • Multi-tier government structure a result of Ohio “Home Rule” environment
    • Comprehensive plan unclear and an option not a requirement
    • Local vs. State vs. Federal government land use management strategies
    • Federal government unfunded mandates
    • Carrots and sticks: multi-jurisdiction cooperation to access to federal funds
    • Milestones
    • Census 2000
    • Globalization
    • Rapid economic growth and economic disparity
    • Internet / technology
    • 9/11
    • Ohio Metropatterns
    • MetroMoves
    • EPA-Brownfields Redevelopment
    • Clean Water Act: NPDES
    • Clean Air Act
    • ISTEA
    • Housing Boom/ Foreclosure
    • Local Trends / Events:
    • Outmigration: population loss not limited to central city
    • Funding for infrastructure goes outside the belt
    • New employment centers goes outside the belt
    • Poverty spreads out
    • Developed urban county (landlocked)
    • CAGIS
    • Reestablished HCRPC creates Planning Partnership and prepares COMPASS
    • City of Cincinnati dissolves Planning Department
    • Multi-jurisdiction planning and CIP: Eastern Corridor Land Use Vision and TID
    • Stormwater Management District
    • OKI Strategic Regional Policy Plan
    • Emergency dispatch center coordination
    • Sustainable development/Smart growth movement
    • Green building-energy conservation
    • HCRPC
    • A Partnership of Communities
    • Education
    • Communication
    • Networking
    • Lobbying
    • Data for decision making
    • Technical support
    • Education: Certified Planning Commissioners’ Program; Forum on Property Maintenance, Housing, Stormwater Management, Community Revitalization, Economic Development; Newly Elected Officials Workshop
    • Communication: Newsletters, Reports, Annual Report, Website, Listserv
    • Networking: Annual Meeting, Planning Commissioners’ Forum
    • Lobbying: First Suburbs Consortium, ICC
    • Data for decision making: Census, CAGIS, research and reports, specialized library, Hamilton County Climate Initiative, Bike Friendly Communities
    • Technical support : planning, zoning, housing, Project Impact, GCEP
    • Planning in the next decade
    • Obsolete organizations and legal frameworks
    • Obsolete infrastructure
    • New economic model
    • Education / employment
    • Resource management: land, energy, water, air, food
    • Post ARRA
    • Aging population
    • Shrinking population
    • Federal vs. State vs. Local: Decision making and funding
    • Look for:
    • Ohio Commission of Local Government Reform and Collaboration
    • 3C is Me: Expanded Passenger Rail in Ohio
    • Ohio Freight
    • Land Bank Legislation and reuse/disposition of urban lands
    • Mergers of political subdivisions
    • Harrison Township and City of Harrison
    • Two separate political subdivision conducted two separate comprehensive planning process that run concurrent.
    • They hired two different consultants.
    • HCRPC facilitated meeting of both steering teams to agree on uses of the land in the common boundaries.
    • Result: one land use plan for both communities
  • Acronyms I STEA : Intermodal Surface Transportation Enhancement Act HCRPC: Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission COMPASS: Community Master Plan and Strategies (Master Plan for Hamilton County) OKI: Ohio Kentucky Indiana Council of Governments – Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) SRPP: Strategic Regional Policy Plan (OKI plan for the 8 county region) CAGIS: Cincinnati Area Geographic Information System GCEP: Government Cooperation and Efficiency Project ICC: Intermodal Coordinating Committee at OKI ARRA: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 NPDES: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System TID: Transportation Improvement District JEDD: Joint Economic Development District CIP: Capital Improvement Program
  • Recommended
    • Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure
    • 90 minute documentary on infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater.
    • PBS
    • A Guide to Planning in Ohio . Ohio Planning Conference OPC, 2007
    • Stuart Meck:
    • Notes on Planning Statute Reform : Guideposts for the Road Ahead in Planning Reform in the New Century edited by Daniel R. Mandelker,2005
    • Ohio Planning and Zoning Law 2007