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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