Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan 2020 Status Update

Completed in August of 2019, Madeira’s first ever citywide Comprehensive Plan was developed through a year-long collaborative strategic visioning process with extensive public participation.

This high level of community engagement has resulted in an effective, actionable plan that the City is already working diligently to implement through multiple initiatives. Despite 2020 being a uniquely challenging year for collaboration, the City has made significant progress with nearly two-thirds of the plan strategies already underway. Read the 2020 PROGRESS REPORT for full details.

Highlights include:

  • Zoning Code: Update to the Zoning Code is underway
  • Community Facilities: $215,000 awarded to the City for a Master Plan for McDonald Commons from the State of Ohio Capital Appropriations Bill.
  • Traffic Calming: Completion of Miami Avenue Traffic study, funded with a CDBG grant. Funding options for implementation are currently being explored.

City Council Adopts Comprehensive
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City Council, at the August 12, 2019 meeting, formally ad
opted the COMPREHENSIVE PLANAs the first Plan ever adopted by the City, it will provide a guiding document to direct future policy decisions, development, and investments.  With over a dozen opportunities for public input and over 70 residents that served on the various committees, the Plan is a community based vision for the City's future.

Second Reading of Comprehensive Plan

At the July 22, 2019 meeting, City Council will hold the Second Reading on the legislation to adopt the Comprehensive Plan.  On July 11, 2019, City Council held a Special Session to review the document and to hear public comment on the Plan. Council requested some edits in the Executive Summary, Introduction, and Housing sections of the Plan.  Click HERE to read a side-by-side mark-up of the revised sections.  City Council will have a Third Reading on the legislation in August.

City Council Review of Comprehensive Plan Begins

At the June 24, 2019 meeting, City Council had the First Reading of the ordinance to consider the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan. The Second Reading is on the Council agenda for July 22, 2019.  City Council has also a scheduled a Special Session on July 11, 2019 at 7:00pm to review the proposed Comprehensive Plan in greater detail and provide the opportunity for public comment.  All meetings are open to the public.

Planning Commission Recommends Draft Plan to City Council - June 17, 2019

The first draft of the Comprehensive Plan's recommendations were presented to the Planning Commission by the City's consultant, Envision, LLC in February 2019. Planning Commission has spent the past several months reviewing, discussing and editing the draft.  Planning Commission's efforts included holding an additional public meeting to give residents an opportunity to speak about the proposed plan. 

At the June 17, 2019 meeting, Planning Commission voted to recommend the DRAFT Comprehensive Plan to City Council.  City Council will review and discuss the contents of the plan through the regular legislative process.

Project Background

The City of Madeira embarked on the development of the its first ever Comprehensive Plan in the Spring of 2018. The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to review the City's assets in conjunction with input from residents, businesses and other stakeholders to determine the future direction of the community. It is an opportunity for the City to develop a guiding document that can be used for directing and implementing how the City develops and responds to change in the coming years.

The Comprehensive Plan will provide the City with a guiding document to direct future policy decisions, development, and investments. The Comprehensive Plan was developed with a four-step process:

  • Identify Community Vision
  • Assess Existing and Future Conditions
  • Recommendations
  • Implementation
The year-long planning process included a multi-faceted public outreach effort that included a community survey, public forums, outreach opportunities at community events, business interviews, working groups, steering committee, and Planning Commission oversight.
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