The City of Harrison is beginning an update of our Comprehensive Plan. Please join us for a fun and engaging evening of listening and learning with your neighbors to help shape the future of the City.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT LIFE IN HARRISON?
Please bring a favorite photo or memory in Harrison that you would like to share with your neighbors. We will be creating a photo collage and graffiti wall with the things people love about Harrison.
Older children and teenagers are encouraged to attend and share their ideas. Coloring activities will be provided for younger children.
Wednesday May 17, 2017
Harrison High School Cafeteria
9860 West Rd. Harrison, Ohio 45030
PLEASE RSVP SO WE KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE TO EXPECT FOR THE EVENT.
1. What is a comprehensive plan?
A comprehensive plan is a long-range statement of a community’s vision for the future. It provides guidance for decision making related to development, preservation, and the provision of services and public facilities. It is a formal policy document that is adopted by the city but is implemented through zoning regulations, and other ordinances, laws, and actions of the city.
2. Why is Harrison updating its comprehensive plan?
The city’s current comprehensive plan is now more than eleven years old. Much has changed in the city and western part of Hamilton County since the plan was adopted and it is time to refresh the vision and strategies. This time the city wants to develop a citizen-driven plan that is strategic and actionable, and embraced by the community.
3. Why should I care?
As a citizen, business owner, or property owner in Harrison, you have made an important choice to invest in this community. If you like the community the way it is, you should care because change is always happening. If you want aspects of the community improved you should care enough to help identify what needs to be addressed. This is your best chance to have a direct say in what Harrison looks like in the future.
4. Who is leading the process?
The planning process is being led by a citizen’s steering committee that was appointed by the Harrison City Council as a cross section of the community. The steering committee is charged with meeting on a regular basis to guide the planning consultant (McBride Dale Clarion) in the creation of several milestone deliverables and to process and reflect on information and input provided by the broader public at a series of three workshops held over the next year.
5. How can I be involved?
We are committed to an inclusive and open process to foster community engagement and action. There will be three series of input opportunities specifically designed for you to share your ideas. Please follow the city on Facebook and check the project website www.envisionharrison.org for the engagement schedule, and online activities.
6. Do I have to be an expert to participate?
You are already an expert if you live or work in Harrison. Who knows the community better than someone who lives or works here?
7. What will happen at the Listening & Learning Workshop?
You will learn more about the Envision Harrison comprehensive planning process and work together in small groups to identify, using a map, areas of strength and areas for change within the community. Each group will share why each area is identified as such. We also ask you to share what you love about Harrison, and bring photos or favorite memories about the city to share with your neighbors.
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