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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. Your participation is essential. You do not need to be a resident to participate, you just need to care about Toledo.

NOTE: The first round of public input is now closed. We are pleased to announce that we received over 3000 responses across all of our surveys along with numerous written or emailed comments and future suggestions on our land use map. We will analyze the information that was provided and present the findings through larger community workshops in late spring and early summer.

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?


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


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

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

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

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

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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

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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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