Strategic planning plays an important role in making Piqua A Quality Place.
There are many aspects involved in strategic planning for the city. Some of these include development of visions, values, and mission for the City of Piqua.
Click here to see the City of Piqua’s Strategic Plan for 2017-2021. The goals were established in a Strategic Plan Retreat by the City Commission & Department Heads and the action strategies were then completed by the departments.
The City of Piqua Development Department is pleased to announce the start of an important community-planning project dubbed CodePIQUA.
The CodePIQUA project stems from a Plan It Piqua Comprehensive Plan (PDF) recommendation to update the current zoning and subdivision regulations. The purpose of the project is to put into place development standards that will promote neighborhood qualities that enhance existing developments and create a sense of a place; and, to establish a new Transportation Plan that includes context sensitive standards for public right-of-way use and improvements.
CodePIQUA will build upon the findings of prior planning exercises and engage community stakeholders as part of a planning process that will ensure local values and preferences are reflected in the finished work.
The Piqua Community Center Campus Plan examines the possibility of developing a campus near downtown to serve a variety of community interests. The content of the plan builds upon a recommendation that emanates from the previously completed Historic East Piqua Master Plan.
An overarching objective of the Piqua Community Center Plan is to meet a variety of community interests that are important to the citizens of Piqua. Creating synergies between various service providers and end users is a recurring theme throughout the document. The plan proposes the construction of multiple buildings overlooking a campus green and emphasizes the shared use of both indoor and outdoor public spaces. A network of walking and bicycling friendly improvements create strong connections between the buildings on the campus and the adjacent neighborhood, the downtown business district, and the Great Miami Riverway. A small structure near the top of the river levee will serve as a hub for recreational and educational interests utilizing the waterway and trail system. The plan explains how interests including recreation and fitness, health and wellness, early childhood and adult education, senior housing, innovation and entrepreneurship, the arts, and military readiness could all be served by the proposed campus.
Partners collaborating on the completion of this planning effort included the City of Piqua, YMCA of Miami County, National Guard, Piqua City Schools, and Edison State Community College.
One of the most recently completed planning document is the Piqua Placemaking Initiative.
The aim of the is to redesign downtown public spaces to celebrate and enhance the spatial relationships between destinations; to create public spaces that offer and inviting public realm that contributes positively to the surrounding built environment and promotes high quality of place and quality of life experiences. For further details, Piqua, Ohio Placemaking Initiative: A Handbook to Understanding the Placemaking Initiative for Piqua, Ohio.
To encourage the expansion of the Trail System in Northern Miami County, the Miami County Park District initiated the formation of a partnership. The partnership applied for funding from the State of Ohio under the Local Government Innovation Fund (LGIF) Program to support the planning effort. The partnership included the Park District, the City of Piqua, the Village of Bradford, the Village of Covington and the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency. The expansion of the trail system would connect various existing trails traversing through Piqua and other parts of the county to the Simon Kenton Trail in Champaign County to the east, to the Tecumseh Trail in Darke County to the west and to the Johnston Farm and Lockington Locks historical sites and the City of Sidney to the north.
Click the link above to read the plan.
In addition to the strategic plan document and the Piqua Placemaking Initiative, the City of Piqua has a number of other strategic and master plans for various departments and projects. Some of these plans are listed below: