New Albany Strategic Plan

New Albany Strategic Plan New Albany, Ohio

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Community-wide Plan

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Chris Hermann
Aron Frazier


2000 Ohio Chapter ASLA Merit Award

Planning Document

New Albany Strategic Plan

Burgeoning community uses careful design concepts and regular updates to keep its strategic plan fresh.

The New Albany Strategic Plan has been guiding development in the city since its adoption in 1998. It is a critical tool for the growing community to preserve character, reduce impacts of development, and encourage investment that contributes to residents’ quality of life. It promotes balanced growth within the community by specifically addressing development densities and aesthetic standards for both residential and commercial districts, street corridors, and gateways. A special emphasis is placed on the Village Center, reinforcing its walkable mixed-use nature that makes it the heart of the community.

MKSK has lead the strategic planning efforts since its work on the first plan in 1998. The most recent update was completed in 2014. This process focused on update the City’s Future Land Use map to guide where growth and development occurs. Design standards for each of these land uses were refined to preserve the high quality of design the City has accomplished. The 2014 update also took a comprehensive look at transportation within the growing city. Recommendations for thoroughfare improvements were developed to complement an increased emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle transportation. 

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Two catalytic ideas identified in the 2014 Strategic Plan Update were the need for a bicycle master planning effort and the importance of connecting to the Rocky Fork Metro Park just north of the City. This has resulted in the Bike New Albany Master Plan and the development of new trails toward the Metro Park. 

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