St. Albans Township is on the precipice of transformation with the announcement of Intel's $20B investment just miles from the northwest corner of the Township. Over 3,000 permanent jobs and 7,000 temporary jobs will be created with Intel's investment alone. This does not account for the thousands of jobs created within Intel's supply chain and the service industry to provide needed accommodations for such a facility. This project is the single largest economic development project in the history of Ohio and will have generational impacts for decades. It will place stresses upon the road system, housing, schools and public safety resources. Now is the time to lay out the plan for growth in St. Albans Township to mitigate any negative impacts to the community.
On April 12, 2022, the St. Albans Township Trustees appointed seven (7) community residents to the Community Advisory Committee. In addition to the seven community residents, the Township Zoning Inspector, Township Fire Chief, member of the Northridge Local School District administration and Mayor of Alexandria serve as ex-officio members of the committee.
The St. Albans Township Comprehensive Plan Community Advisory Committee meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month beginning at 5:30pm. The public is encouraged to attend. The meeting is held at the St. Albans Township Fire Department Community Room, 19 N Liberty St, Alexandria.
Together with Neighborhood Strategies (our planning consultant), the Community Advisory Committee has drafted the following public survey. Survey questions were designed to help the committee gather information about public sentiment on a variety of issues affecting the future of the St. Albans Township. Questions asked for basic demographic information, as well as opinions regarding current and future services, and development within the community. One of the most important considerations when formulating a comprehensive plan is public input.
Results of the survey will be posted to the St. Albans Township website.
What is a comprehensive plan?
A comprehensive plan is a plan for a community’s future that attempts to consider all local and regional factors. It evaluates the state of the community by taking inventory of current demographics, infrastructure, services, and physical characteristics, as well as by assessing the needs and concerns of its residents. The plan then incorporates this information into a series of explicitly stated goals, objectives, and recommendations. Ideally a comprehensive plan is updated every five years.
Many of the recommendations within the comprehensive plan are visualized through the future land use map, a document that indicates where particular types of land uses have been recommended within the community. It should be emphasized that the Future Land Use Map is not a zoning map; rather, it is a collection of recommendations. An area on the future land use map that has been recommended for industrial use, for example, has not been rezoned and will not necessarily host an industrial use in the future. The future land use map and the comprehensive plan are guides that should be considered and observed by local officials when making decisions concerning the community.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COMPLETE THIS SURVEY!