Advance Monroe: Comprehensive Plan

Monroe, OH

A comprehensive plan that builds upon residential growth policy options, recreational, and park development goals with strategies to encourage economic development, sustainability, and general improvements for increased quality of life.

The City of Monroe, Ohio is centrally located between Cincinnati, Ohio and Dayton, Ohio along Interstate 75 spanning into an eastern section of Butler County and a western portion of Warren County. Through the early 2000s, the city experienced dramatic growth, increasing its population by approximately 75% between 2000 and 2010. Monroe has continued to grow at a more moderate pace.

The updated Comprehensive Plan includes new strategies necessary to guide the community’s direction into the future in a progressive and insightful way. A complete review of the 2010 Comprehensive Plan was necessary to determine which elements and goals have been accomplished and which have not been successfully implemented, therefore meriting reconsideration.

The new Comprehensive Plan identifies community issues and concerns and will include policy statements, goals, objectives, guidelines, maps, illustrations and graphics that serve as a framework for the development of land use policy, which will provide solid rationale for any resulting updates to their zoning map. This framework also provides clear and predictable guidance to developers, stakeholders, and citizens. It will help the City to preserve cooperative relationships within the Monroe community and with its neighbors, with whom they can establish policies and priorities for coordinated development.

The Monroe Comprehensive Plan will build upon the recently established residential growth policy options and recreational and park development goals with additional strategies to encourage economic development, sustainability, and general improvements for the continued increase in quality of life for its residents and businesses. The plan will also recognize the land use plans of its neighboring jurisdictions and work to create a compatible plan.