X-Plan Public Workshops Scheduled for November

Want to get involved in shaping Xenia’s future? The City of Xenia has begun the public outreach process for X-Plan – the first update of the City’s comprehensive plan since 1997. Xenia citizens are invited to attend two upcoming public workshops in November to voice their opinions and help the City determine goals and priorities for future growth and community improvement. The subject, dates, time and place for each workshop are as follows:

Workshop #1 (Key Issues and Big Ideas): Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Workshop #2 (Community Visioning/Priority Goals): Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Both workshops will be held in the Media Room at the Greene County Jobs and Family Services Building, 541 Ledbetter Road.

The workshops will each begin with a brief presentation by City staff and consultants about what X-Plan is and a review of existing conditions in Xenia. The majority of each workshop will be small-group discussions about ideas for Xenia’s future. Workshop attendees will discuss answers to questions such as: What do you like about Xenia? What needs to be improved? How should Xenia build on its strengths and overcome challenges? What are the priorities? The second workshop will build upon input gathered at the first workshop. Input from these meetings will be used to shape the goals, policies and action recommendations of X-Plan.

X-Plan is the update of Xenia’s Comprehensive Plan – a community-based vision for future development and a roadmap of how to achieve it. The plan will guide City actions and decisions with regard to development, infrastructure and community facilities. The City intends to finish the plan (including implementation strategies) by the end of 2012, and there will be additional opportunities for citizens to get involved throughout the process. More information can be found on the project website (http://www.ci.xenia.oh.us/x-plan.html). Interested citizens can also sign up for email updates by sending an email message to xplan@ci.xenia.oh.us (enter “xplan” as the subject).

Questions about the project can also be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department at 376-7285.

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