Bowling Green, OH

Future Land Use Plan

Bowling Green, OH

Future Land Use Plan

A city of approximately 30,000 in northwest Ohio, Bowling Green is home to Bowling Green State University, a traditional, walkable downtown, and a variety of housing and retail. While asset rich, Bowling Green is also a community at risk of becoming another small city in decline, indistinguishable from other communities of chain restaurants and suburban-style housing.

  Team Members: Charles Buki, Karen Beck Pooley, Andrea Weinberg
  Partners: Jeff Winston, MIG
  Services: Analysis, Visioning, Facilitation, Steering Committee, Report Creation, Land Use

“How can we ensure that our community is on the right trajectory?”

Population

Median Household Income

%

of adults have a bachelor's degree or higher

%

of all households live in poverty

Assessment & analysis.

For Bowling Green, czb analyzed land use patterns, housing market data, and transportation plans, and conducted surveys, planning meetings, and exercises. czb’s approach was to focus on applying seven planning principles to four focus areas in the city.

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Good decision-making.

Bowling Green is pursuing major quality of life improvements, such as a $10 million plan to improve I-64, its main transportation corridor.

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“What we have in front of us is a unique developmental tool. It tells us two things. One, it tells us which questions to ask as land uses change. And secondly, it gives us detailed examples of projects that will be studied further to meet the goals the public supports.”

Meeting current & future needs

During the process to create Bowling Green’s Future Land Use Plan, czb worked with city officials, residents and stakeholders to understand the challenges facing Bowling Green and the extent of its competition in the region. Over a 12-month period, czb worked with a 14-member steering committee to recognize opportunities and create an actionable plan designed to help the city compete for households and businesses.

czb helped grow the steering committee’s capacity so that, by the end of the process, the steering committee was able to present the Future Land Use Plan to neighbors, friends, and community members at a 200-person open house in downtown Bowling Green.

Bowling Green’s Future Land Use Plan was approved in 2014. Also that year, the plan won an Ohio APA award for Best Plan in its small jurisdiction category.

Meeting current & future needs

Over a 12-month period, czb worked with a 14-member steering committee to recognize opportunities and create an actionable plan designed to help the city compete for households and businesses. Bowling Green’s Future Land Use Plan was approved in 2014. Also that year, the plan won an Ohio APA award for Best Plan in its small jurisdiction category.

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703.548.3708
info@czb.org

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Contact