Plans and Studies
In 2015 the City of North Olmsted adopted a new Master Plan. Go North Olmsted was an initiative that brought the community together to determine where the city would GO. Public input from three workshops was included in the 2015 Master Plan. The plan will work as a guiding document for policy decisions and new development in North Olmsted. During the process, the community identified five action agenda items:
1. Strengthening Quality of Place
2. Advancing Prosperity
3. Improving Housing Choices
4. Retrofitting Infrastructure
5. Enhancing Amenities To learn more about the process and see the Master Plan, follow the link below:
Great Northern Multi Modal Transportation Plan
In 2010, the City concluded a 2-year planning process to analyze transportation system issues and propose options and improvements in the City's mixed use center. The plan includes recommendations and alternatives for encouraging transit usage, creating bicycle linkages, promoting pedestrian orientation and enhancing the streetscape through physical improvements.
The project is positively impacting the quality of life for residents in the City by connecting residents to resources such as employment, public transit, shopping, and parks and recreation. Not only is the project study area the most densely developed area of the City, but it also serves as one of the largest commercial centers in Cuyahoga County and in the region. Therefore, the project's recommendations are improving the economic viability of business in the community by improving access to business, encouraging new development, and creating a strong visual impact and gateway to the community.
A majority of this project was grant funded through the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency's (NOACA) Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative. To read the Great Northern Multi Modal Transportation Plan, click on the links below. Due to the large file size the plan has been divided into three parts for convenient access.
Crocker Stearns Corridor Plan
The Crocker-Stearns connector between Lorain Road in North Olmsted and Center Ridge Road in Westlake was opened in December 2008. Stearns Road south of Lorain Road to I-480 was widened to four lanes. In 2007 the North Olmsted City Council approved the Crocker Stearns Corridor Plan. This design plan and redevelopment strategy for the corridor was created with planning and design services provided by the Urban Design Center of Northeast Ohio. The planning process explored potential redevelopment options for the corridor and solicited input from the community.
The purpose of the Streetscape Plan is to provide guidance for the site and structural development North Olmsted's commercial districts, specifically the public right of way and other public spaces. This document also identifies programs and initiatives to help the City organize and integrate the various individual land uses to create a more desirable destination for residents and visitors. The streetscape plan is intended to incorporate design solutions and approaches that will provide a unified and appropriate response to the district while not compromising uniqueness of each individual land owner.