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Forward Toledo is a comprehensive land-use plan that will guide planning in Toledo for the next 10-20 years. It is our community's collective statement on who we want to be and how we would like to grow as a city.

June 2024 Update

The 45 day public review period concluded on June 15th. A revised draft will be available at the end of the month for final comments prior to the start of the formal city review in July. There are two public meetings scheduled as part of the formal review: Tuesday July 9th at 6pm and Wednesday August 7th at 6pm. Both meetings will take place in City Council Chambers at One Government Center in downtown Toledo and are open to the public.

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You Have a Place in Toledo

As we look forward, your input is crucial to defining the next two decades in Toledo – how to use or protect local resources, preserve historic buildings or areas, create a certain sense of place, foster community life, and protect the overall well-being of our residents.

What's in the Plan?

Introduction

The Forward Toledo Plan is divided into 5 elements, Build, Place, Sustain, Play and Move. See details about each element in the adjacent boxes.

Five Elements Overview

Build

Design, use, and access to a choice of affordable housing throughout the city.

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Place

Strategies for placemaking, expanding opportunity, and building inclusive neighborhoods.

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Sustain

Strategies for maintaining our natural environment, accessing healthy food, and promoting efficient energy.

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Play

Strategies to increase park access, support the arts, encourage tourism, and support childhood development.

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Move

Strategies on increasing connectivity, supporting public transit, and encouraging walkability.

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Once-in-a-Generation Planning

This is the third time that Toledo has considered the future it sees for the land within its borders. This plan identifies the priorities that influence and shape how land is used and developed (e.g. architecture, landscaping, parking).

See the previous Land Use Plan

Project Details

Timeline

Strategic Assessment

A strategic document was prepared at the beginning of this process to help identify potential ideas and challenges. It came up with five major priorities and provided a number of helpful data points. Learn more about the document by clicking the link below.

Forward Toledo Strategic Plan

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