The City of Canfield, located less than ten miles from Youngstown, Ohio, is undertaking a multi-pronged approach to prepare for the future. In an effort to better serve its residents and increase activity in the community, the City wanted to formulate a strategic plan addressing a myriad of physical, economic, and environmental issues.
The Comprehensive Plan envisions the future of growth, development, and quality of life for the Canfield community for the next ten to twenty years. The plan, rooted in community aspirations and implementable goals, provides an honest evaluation of present and future needs. The plan establishes long-term goals around several topics including: economic development, land use, transportation, community character, parks and public space, and housing. Final recommendations include strategies for revitalizing the downtown district, supporting multi-modal transportation options, and marketing available development areas in the region. The plan takes special attention to address the relationship between the City and the Township to ensure the region’s growth is managed in a balanced and strategic way. The plan is grounded in significant public engagement to ensure recommendations reflect community-wide aspirations and garner broad, long-term support.
Conducted concurrently with the comprehensive planning process, the Main Street Corridor Plan evaluated congestion, safety, aesthetics, and land use along the primary commercial corridor and gateway in Canfield. A complete traffic study is aligned with the wide-ranging planning objectives of the Comprehensive Plan to ensure a thorough and inclusive analysis of the corridor’s function.
The City of Canfield was awarded a Planning Grant by Eastgate Regional Council of Governments to assist in planning efforts related to active transportation. The City utilized the awarded funding to conduct a study in preparation for construction of a multi-use path loop through the heart of Canfield. The plan for the Canfield Loop aims to enhance internal access to civic, commercial, and green space, as well as strengthen connections to the region. The Canfield Comprehensive Plan considers the proposed loop in relation to other objectives of this plan including corridor enhancements and future land use.
Learn more on the Canfield Comprehensive Plan website.