Come join the Planning Team and the County Commissioners on December 1st for the final presentation of enVISION Fayette County. The presentation will take place in the community room of Southern State Community College at 7 P.M. This presentation will reveal the shared goals of the county and how they will be achieved. All are welcome at this free event and we look forward to seeing you there!
On September 6th several graduate students traveled down to attend a public meeting pertaining to the creation of a parks and recreation department for Fayette County. The county commissioners held the meeting to gather if there was interest in a parks department. There was lot of optimism and almost complete consensus in the addition of a parks department in Fayette County. The residents are very much interested in promoting and increasing recreation in the county. Having a connected trail system is a top concern and they believe it will not only create ease of access but, also help boost the local economy by creating access to businesses. An official vote was held at the commissioners meeting on September 19th which, was voted overwhelmingly in favor of. The students are excited to introduce this idea to the updated plan for the county.
On October 6th the entire class held a public meeting to present the current creation of the plan as well as, gathering input from the community through various activities.
On September 1st The Ohio State University City and Regional Planning graduate students had the pleasure of traveling down to Southern State Community College - Fayette Campus to meet with the Fayette County Commissioners and community stakeholders. While the start of the meeting involved introductions, the highlight for the students was when they were able to break into smaller subcommittees to discuss the subcommittees concerns and goals for the future of Fayette County. The students were able to learn a lot from the community and gain insights that may have never been learned otherwise. On the way back to Columbus, the class couldn’t stop talking about what was learned and the potential ideas that had been developed. This meeting confirmed one of the main pillars of land use planning for the students, which is that public outreach and input are invaluable. The students are excited and look forward to working with Fayette County community in updating the county land use plan.
The students will be attending various county events over the next two months to gain additional public input and excitement. They hope to see you soon!
Prosperity Team Lead