The City of Hillsboro, Ohio

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Imagine Hillsboro

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Imagine Hillsboro is an exciting opportunity for the community to come together to shape the future of the City of Hillsboro and imagine the possibilities for the city and establish actions to realize that vision.  This is a year-long process to prepare the City of Hillsboro’s first Comprehensive Plan.

The city is calling on you to help kick-start the citizen driven planning process!

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HOW DO YOU IMAGINE HILLSBORO?

Please take the simple kick-off survey to tell us what you love about Hillsboro and what you think are the biggest challenges and opportunities for the community.

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JOIN THE PROCESS!

Sign up here to join the process and receive notifications for future events and opportunities to shape the plan.

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Send us questions or comments about the plan or planning process.

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PURPOSE OF A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

  • The long-range statement of the community’s vision for the future
  • A strategic guide for decision making related to development, redevelopment, preservation, and the provision of services and public facilities
  • A formal policy document endorsed by the Planning Commission and adopted by City Council.

THE MISSION FOR IMAGINE HILLSBORO

Develop a vision and supporting recommendations that are citizen driven and have been embraced and developed by the community.

WHAT IS IN A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Comprehensive plans typically provide land use, infrastructure, and policy recommendations for a variety of topics including:

  • Community Character and Design
  • Economic Development
  • Redevelopment and Reinvestment
  • Historic Preservation
  • Natural Resources and Recreation
  • Housing
  • Community Facilities and Services

The recommendations are direction for city administration and elected leaders to assist in decision making on projects, regulations, and programs that seek to support a high-quality of life for current and future residents and businesses.

STEERING COMMITTEE

This will be a year-long process led by a steering committee of appointed community members which include:

  • Drew Hastings-Mayor
  • Mel McKenzie-Safety & Service Director
  • Thomas Eichinger-Chairman of Planning Commission-Retired Director of IT Merrell Dow
  • Justin Harsha-Council Member-Business Owner
  • Ann Morris-Council Member-Business Owner
  • Destiny Bryson- Executive Director-Highland County Visitors Bureau
  • Loy Lutton-Retired Pharmacist
  • Rob Holt-Planning Commission Member-Technology Director at Bagshaw Enterprises
  • James Buck-Vice President of Business & Finance at Southern State Community College
  • Mark Wilson-Owner-Wilson National Real Estate
  • Tim Davis-Superintendent Hillsboro City Schools
  • Charlie Guarino-Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission-Retired School Superintendent, Chairman of the Master Planning Committee

The steering committee will rely heavily on citizen input and review to shape the content of the plan’s recommendations. The process aims to create a vision and recommendations for the future of Hillsboro that reflect the values and goals of the community and provides guidance to address the city’s challenges and opportunities. Your opinions and input are a vital part of the planning process.

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Hillsboro, OH 45133

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