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Articles About comprehensive land use plan
2020 Year in Review: Village Council
At its Monday, Oct. 19, virtual meeting, Village Council unanimously approved a new comprehensive plan, which will guide the Village’s development and land use decisions through 2030.
A design for expanding parking around Mills Lawn was removed from the Village’s draft comprehensive land use plan during Village Council’s Oct. 5 virtual meeting.
Public feedback has emphasized the need for a broader economic base, more diversity of housing types and prices and municipal broadband, among other priorities.
A few proposals: Light industrial facilities on the western edge of town. Offices and a new residential neighborhood along Xenia Avenue at the southern end. A “designated outdoor refreshment area” downtown where alcoholic beverages can be consumed on the sidewalks. And a dog park.
For every one-megawatt hour of green energy the Village of Yellow Springs purchases, it receives one Renewable Energy Certificate, or REC. And with a portfolio that is 83% renewables, on the open market, the Village’s RECs could yield about $100,000 per year.
Villagers can help shape the future of town by contributing to the comprehensive land use plan now being developed by the Village of Yellow Springs.