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Balanced Growth Strategy

The Ohio Balanced Growth Strategy outlines the purpose and direction of the Ohio Balanced Growth Program. It contains information on actions that state agencies will take to support and enhance the program for participating local communities.

There are two components to the Strategy: Watershed Planning, and Best Local Land Use Practices. Watershed planning provides a framework to bring together local communities to engage in cooperative planning with the goal of protecting water resources while facilitating development. Best Local Land Use Practices are resources that individual communities can use within their jurisdictions to serve the same purpose.

The Ohio Balanced Growth Strategy was adopted by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission in December, 2011 and by the Ohio Water Resources Council in February, 2012.