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Millennials: Have your say about the future of Clark County

RELATED: Clark County, Springfield continue land use plan update process

Connect Clark County — a local group working to update the county’s comprehensive land use plan — will be sharing a draft of its plan and asking for suggestions on other areas of the plan.

The group also held three public meetings last month to provide more input into the county’s future growth and development.

The completed plan will be the first update to the land use plan in 18 years. The Crossroads Comprehensive Plan is a long-term strategic vision used by the city and county as a road map for future transportation, housing and economic development projects. It was last updated in 1999. Columbus-based consulting firm Planning NEXT has been hired to perform the $214,000 study.

MORE: Clark County, Springfield updating land use plan

The city of Springfield, Clark County and the TCC are sharing the cost to update the plan. The TCC will pay $141,000, while the county will pay about $43,000 and the city will pay about $30,000.

A draft of the updated land use plan with specific goals is expected to be released during public meetings in November. The finalized plan will be used as a planning and zoning document by different local boards, including the Springfield City Planning Board and Board of Zoning Appeals.

The overall plan will be completed by the end of December and is expected to be completed and sent to city and county commissioners for approval in January.

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