2023 LRLUP Update

The Long Range Land Use Plan: A Roadmap for Sugarcreek Township's Future

The Long Range Land Use Plan Update is a project to ensure our current long range land use plan reflects the community’s values and priorities. Sugarcreek Township has experienced very targeted growth and change in recent years. This plan update will ensure the goals and objectives of our plan remain relevant and in concert with community sentiment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a long range land use plan?

A long range or comprehensive land use plan is a long-term guide that expresses the values and aspirations of a community. It is the broadest public policy document a community can create for its future physical development. It balances the perspectives of citizens, businesses and other stakeholders. The plan is a tool to prepare for change and acts as a guide for decision-makers. 

Why does Sugarcreek Township need to update our long range land use plan?

The existing long range land use plan was last updated in 2013. Since then, Sugarcreek Township has seen growth in population and targeted development. A new plan is needed to reflect current trends and priorities while being focused on the future. 

Are there opportunities to get involved?

Yes! This is an open and inclusive process. There will be two series of public input opportunities held during the planning process. Anyone who cares about the future of Sugarcreek Township will be able to participate and contribute their ideas and insight. Information on opportunities will be provided on this web page and community members can join our mailing list by emailing ctilford@sugarcreekoh.us.  

Thank you to all of those that came to our Open House on September 27, 2022 from 6-7:30 p.m.  We appreciate the community input received and are at work incorporating that input into the plan update.

Do I have to be an expert to contribute ideas?

You are an expert if you live or work in Sugarcreek Township! We want to understand your ideas in order to make an inclusive plan that takes into consideration varied perspectives and experiences.

 What is the timeline for completing the plan?

The plan is anticipated to be completed in late 2023/early 2024.