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Residents’ survey to help Antwerp develop new comprehensive plan
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:30 AM

ANTWERP – The Village of Antwerp is working on a new comprehensive plan to help create a new long-term vision for development and redevelopment.

As most residents know, improvements to US 24 make the community much more accessible and it has created new development opportunities. A new comprehensive plan will help define what residents want the community to look and feel like in the future.

Essential elements of the process being followed to produce this new comprehensive plan are opportunities to learn about community attitudes. Specifically, comprehensive plans are typically built upon knowledge of what people who live and work in a community like, and what they would like to see change. They are also built on a good understanding of how residents view growth and perceived ways to help make a community more livable and attractive.

There will be two primary opportunities to weigh in on the development of a new comprehensive plan for Antwerp.

First, a short survey has been developed. This survey can be taken on-line from a link on the municipal web site of villageofantwerp.com or at the village’s Facebook page. Or, go directly to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AntwerpComprehensivePlanSurvey

A paper version of the survey is also available. Once completed. the survey can be dropped off at the following locations:

Town Hall – 118 N. Main St.

Depot – 503 W. River St.

Antwerp Post Office

Village Pharmacy

Antwerp Exchange Bank

or mailed to: Village of Antwerp, PO Box 1046, Antwerp OH 45813.

The survey will end on Nov. 30.

Secondly, sometime early in 2014, the Village of Antwerp will be holding a community planning workshop. Details about this event will be made available as the selected date gets closer. It will include a presentation of the survey results – but most importantly, it will provide greater opportunity for people to share opinions and talk about issues and opportunities facing the community.

The information gained from the survey and workshop will provide essential information that will help shape how the new comprehensive plan is being drafted. Once a draft is completed, it will be shared with the community before it is considered for adoption by the planning commission and village council.

Questions may be directed to village administrator Sara Keeran, 419-258-2371 or antadmin@frontier.com.