"This is the first time we've branded one of our planning processes," he said.
Vriendt said the grand design incorporates recent changes in how land in the city is being used and how future zoning should reflect those changes. He said a comprehensive rezoning of the city is part of the plan.
"It's less about what uses are next to each other and more about the character of the neighborhood," he said.
Columbus, Ohio-based consulting firm MKSK, over a period of several months, developed the concept. Research for the project included public meetings and input sessions where resident could comment on issues they saw in the city and their vision for the community.
"The amazing thing about all these meetings we attended was a cross-section of not only age, but location," said Councilwoman Mary Jean Davis, who is a member of the commission.
The planning commission will hold a special meeting to discuss the plan. A date has not yet been set.
In other business, the commission approved the change in zoning of a property located at 933 Oakhurst Drive, near Corridor G. Property owner John Walls requested the change from the current R-8 (high-density residential district) to R-O (residential office district).
The difference will allow the property to be used for some offices, like medical offices, to be built on the lot in addition to single or multi-family residences.
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