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Resident Input Given at Public Forum #2

Thank you to everyone that attended the Comprehensive Plan Public Forum #2.  Residents who attended the second Public Forum listened to a presentation by our planning consultant, Envision.  Next, attendees were able to provide feedback and input on what they would like the future of Madeira to look like through a series of interactive displays. 

If you were unable to attend, don't worry, there will be many other opportunities to provide your input.  If you would like to view the presentation from Public Forum #2, click HERE

As the planning process continues, there will be other Public Forums and other public engagement opportunities.  The next Public Forum will be held in September and look for interactive displays at the Street Fair and Bonfire.

Public Forum #2 - July 31, 2018
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Public Forum #2
will be held on July 31st at 7:00pm. This community engagement event is the second in a series of five public forums being held as part of the Comprehensive Plan process.

The forum will begin with a brief presentation and then ask residents for more focused input on their preferences on plan focus areas and potential enhancements by providing feedback at a series of themed stations. At each station attendees will be asked to indicate, on interactive display boards, the type and location of enhancements they would prefer the City to explore further. 

Sample imagery from case studies will be provided to help visualize potential options and evoke public feedback on what options are consistent with community’s character and identity. 

Based on initial public feedback received through the Community Survey, emphasis will be placed on soliciting further community input on:

    • the location and type of potential pedestrian and bicycle connections
    • the form and function of future development and public realm enhancements in the
      business district
    • possible community facilities and parks & recreation amenities.

Public Forum #2 will be held:

July 31, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Madeira High School
7465 Loannes Dr.
Madeira, OH 45243

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As you may have seen in previous city announcements, the City has begun the process of developing its first Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan will identify a community vision for the future and provide for strategies to help implement this vision. Public engagement and involvement is critical to the success and viability of this effort.  As part of the public engagement process, there are four “Working Groups” which will advise the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee on specific issues that are to be addressed in the Plan.  We need residents to serve on these Working Groups.  The four Working Groups are:

Housing. The Housing Working Group will include representation across a broad cross section of local neighborhoods to offer perspective on a wide array of housing issues including but not limited to the state of the current housing stock, recent development trends, housing types (e.g. single family, multi-family, senior housing, etc.), target demographics, property values/affordability, and workforce housing needs.  The group will engage in a constructive, yet respectful dialogue that considers quality of life and community identity issues from multiple perspectives based on age, household type (e.g. family with children vs. empty nesters), and buying power, while also addressing local and regional market factors that make Madeira an extremely desirable market for residential housing development.

Active Transportation.  The Active Transportation Working Group will explore potential opportunities to make Madeira a more walkable, livable community through the provision of pedestrian and bicycle facilities safely linking neighborhoods to major community destinations including the Central Business District, parks and schools.  A combination of on-street and off-street facilities, improved wayfinding and signage will be explored in the discussion, as well as opportunities to identify projects that may leverage public assistance (e.g. grant funding) and/or private investment.

Central Business/Economic Development District. The Central Business District Working Group will examine the preferred form and function of future development and complementary public realm (e.g. streetscape, community branding, etc.) improvements within a vibrant mixed-use district radiating out from Miami Ave and Camargo Rd.  The discussion will consciously balance community desires on development types/tenant mixes with the need for sustainable economic development strategies that result in job creation and positive fiscal impacts to the local tax base and municipal revenue stream.

Community Facilities. The Community Facilities Working Group will explore opportunities to enhance and/or add civic space, parks & recreational amenities, and events/programming within the City.  Emphasis will be placed on leveraging partnerships with local stakeholders (e.g. schools, churches, civic groups, etc.) in order to develop practical, implementable strategies that maximize the use of already established facilities and mobilized constituencies given the City is approaching buildout and space for new facilities is generally limited and highly expensive.

The Steering Committee has a liaison assigned to each of these four groups.  We are seeking 6-9 additional resident volunteers to meet 3 times over the next year to participate in the evaluation process working toward recommendations to the Steering Committee.  If you are interested in participating, please email Assistant City Manager Lori Thompson, .  While you may have a specific interest in one of these areas (we expect Housing to be popular), we ask that you be willing to participate in others if one group is overly populated.  Please rank each of the groups on which you would be willing to serve with “1” being the first preference through “4” being the least preferable. 

Please call the Madeira Municipal Building/City Manager’s Office at 561-7228 if you have any questions.  Thank you for your willingness to serve your community!

Public Forum - May 22, 2018

Thank you to everyone that attended the Comprehensive Plan Public Forum last evening.  If you were unable to attend, don't worry, there will be many other opportunities to provide your input.  If you would like to view the presentation from Public Forum #1, click HERE.

As the planning process continues, there will be other Public Forums and other public engagement opportunities.  Look for an information booth at Girls Night Out on June 7th, at the Farmers' Market on June 21st and the Criterium on June 29th. 

Public Forum - May 16, 2018
Our first Public Forum for the Comprehensive Plan was held at the Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church on May 16th.  Attendees were given an overview of the Comprehensive Plan process by our consultant, Envision Group.  After the presentation, attendees had the opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas about the future of Madeira. 

If you missed this meeting, the next Public Forum will be held on May 22nd at Madeira Middle School from 7pm - 9pm.  We encourage you to attend! 

Public Forum #1
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The City will hold Public Forum #1 for the Comprehensive Plan on the following dates:

May 16, 2018
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Silverwood Presbyterian Church
8000 Miami Ave.
Madeira, OH 45243

May 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madeira Middle School
6612 Miami Ave.
Madeira, OH 45243

The same presentation is being held at 2 different times to accommodate resident schedules and maximize input.

Comprehensive Plan Initiated- April 2018
The City of Madeira is embarking on a year-long process to develop its very first Comprehensive Plan and seeks to gather community input as part of the process to establish a community vision.  The Comprehensive Plan will serve as a guiding document that assesses existing community conditions and future needs in order to provide strategic recommendations for the City's future.  The Comprehensive Plan will encompass all aspects of the community; including land use, housing, economic development, transportation, infrastructure improvements, and community facility enhancements.

The Comprehensive Plan process will officially kick-off in May 2018, at the first in a series, of  Public Forums with the plan slated for completion early in 2019.  We encourage you to help shape the community vision by joining us at engagement events and completing the Community Survey.

Check our website often for updates!