The City of Tallmadge Comprehensive Plan, completed in November of 1997, is directed toward the policy aspects of planning. The Comprehensive Plan:
Defines a unified set of objectives for the development of the community
Determines community objectives which effectuate a sound pattern of development
Guides private land owners in making individual plans for the development of their property
Protects existing land use developments
Provides direction for the review and strengthening of the various land development controls
Serves as a guide in the delineation of capital improvement projects
What the Plan Represents
The plan represents a studied estimate of future land use requirements and outlines the pattern toward which the community should logically develop. It also represents the most economical use of land as well as the proper balance of uses to ensure the fiscal well being of the community. Whereas zoning usually reflects current conditions, the comprehensive plan recommends the manner in which future expansion should proceed taking into consideration the health, safety, economic viability and welfare of the community.
The Plan focuses on the South Avenue Corridor, the Portage County Industrial Area, and the Rural Preservation Area as well as identifies 30 potential development sites and makes recommendations as to the future development of those sites.
Plan Update & Completion
It is the city's intention to update and complete the Comprehensive Plan in early 2017. The city has held a series of public meetings to discuss the proposed Comprehensive Plan prior to development in order to gain public insight as to the development of the community. A preliminary plan will be developed and presented to both the Planning Commission and the Tallmadge City Council prior to completion.