Village Ordinance Update Project
In 2020, the Villages of Centerburg, Fredericktown, and Gambier, Ohio, adopted separate strategic plans to help establish a vision for each of the village's future. In 2021, with assistance from the Knox County Area Development Foundation and Compass Point Planning, and funding by the Knox Foundation, these three villages are moving forward with a review and update of their zoning ordinances as a step toward implementing the goals of those strategic plans.
Zoning is a tool that the villages use to help establish how properties can be used within zoning districts, as well as site design elements such as signage, landscaping, architecture, parking, and access. The purpose of this website is to provide a location where interested citizens can keep up to date on the progress of the project, download draft documents, and provide feedback on the project. Feel free to click on any of the links above to learn more about each of the village's ordinance update projects. As new documents and draft regulations are developed, we will post them to the site.
Come Out to Learn More!
This project started in January 2021. During the first few months of the year, the consultant has been working with the villages to identify major issues and opportunities for the zoning ordinances. This work has resulted in the development of "code audits" for each village to showcase the proposed big picture changes to the ordinances in a narrative format (audits are available by clicking on the buttons below). Now we want to hear from you. Each village will be hosting an open house where the consultants will outline proposed areas of change and where you can ask questions or bring new ideas to the discussion. This feedback will then be used during the next few months of work as the consultant develops the updated ordinance language and zoning maps. These open houses will be a casual format where you can drop in at any time during the open hours and stay as long or as little as you want. The focus of each open house will be of the recommendations for that individual village. See the information below for timing and locations.
Village of Gambier
Village of Centerburg
Village of Fredericktown
Download the code audits by clicking on the boxes below.