Best Local Land Use Practices Case Studies

We have compiled a series of case studies of examples of the various types of best local land use practices in action in Ohio. These include information on project costs and benefits as provided by the project managers, developers, and/or communities.These are grouped by topic or by region.

Index (sortable Excel file)

The chapters are available for download on the Best Local Land Use Practices page.

Case Studies Grouped By Topic (in order by chapter)

Comprehensive Planning Eastern Corridor Project Youngstown Comprehensive Plan

Compact Development Columbus Urban Commercial Overlay Litehouse Demonstration Homes

Conservation Development Nature's Grove The Homestead Aurora Conservation Development PUD

Storm Water Management Big Creek Storm Water Retrofit and Ranking Bioretention Swales, City of Brunswick Brook Run Rain Gardens Brooklyn Heights Bioretention Cells Cawrse Office Building Clark Montessori High School, Cincinnati East Fork Little Miami River Stormwater Retrofit Analysis Lick Run Project Osborne & Comer Alleys Rockside Railroad Boarding Station & Pedestrian Bridge

Stream, Wetland, and Floodplain Protection Foster's Run Stream Restoration Project The Cascades Copley Stream Setback Zoning

Source Water Protection City of Columbus Reservoir Pollution Reduction Dayton Well Field Protection

Natural Areas Establishment & Management I-75 and Route 36, Piqua Riverbank Management Fernald Preserve Ohio Heritage Garden

Brownfield Redevelopment Fernwood Growing Center Fernald Preserve

Tree and Woodland Protection Street Tree Arboretum, Dayton

Steep Slope Protection Tinker's Creek Stream Restoration and Slope Stabilization

Transfer of Development Rights Rolling Meadows

Historic Protection Patterson Blvd, Dayton Historic Perrysburg

Access Management Pinetree Commons

Case Studies Grouped by Region

Central Ohio (Columbus area) Brook Run Rain Gardens City of Columbus Reservoir Pollution Reduction Columbus Urban Commercial Overlay Ohio Heritage Garden

Northwest Ohio (Toledo area) Historic Perrysburg Fernwood Growing Center

North Central Ohio (Sandusky area)

Northeast Ohio (Cleveland area) Big Creek Storm Water Retrofit and Ranking Bioretention Swales, City of Brunswick Brooklyn Heights Bioretention Cells Cawrse Office Building Foster's Run Stream Restoration Project Riverbank Management Rockside Railroad Boarding Station & Pedestrian Bridge Tinker's Creek Stream Restoration and Slope Stabilization Pinetree Commons Rolling Meadows The Cascades The Homestead Aurora Conservation Development PUD Copley Stream Setback Zoning

East Central Ohio (Youngstown area) Nature's Grove, St. Clairesville Youngstown Comprehensive Plan

Southeast Ohio (Lancaster area)

Southwest Ohio (Cincinnati area) Clark Montessori High School, Cincinnati East Fork Little Miami River Stormwater Retrofit Analysis Eastern Corridor Project Lick Run Project Osborne & Comer Alleys

West Central Ohio (Dayton area) Patterson Blvd, Dayton I-75 and Route 36, Piqua Dayton Well Field Protection Litehouse Demonstration Homes Street Tree Arboretum, Dayton Fernald Preserve