The Newbury Town Center Master Plan
Illustrative sketch of one proposed option for land use in the "downtown" area.
The Newbury Town Center Master Plan is a long range vision that creates a balance between market rate development and the conservation of natural assets. The Plan focuses commercial development at the intersection of Auburn and Kinsman roads. The Lake Erie Balanced Growth Initiative (BGI) and Newbury Township (which is in the Chagrin River watershed) has an opportunity to update its land use plan by combining the principles of BGI with a town center design for this intersection.
A $12,000 grant was obtained to complete a study to establish the work to be accomplished over the next 25 years. This is a study that is vital to Newbury Township’s growth initiatives.
The Kent State University Urban Design Center (UDC) of Northeast Ohio was appointed to support the work of the Geauga County Planning Commission and assist Newbury Township officials, property owners, and community stakeholders in preparing an illustrated master plan for the Town Center district. It shows planned and proposed development opportunities, design concepts for managing stormwater, road configurations, green space connections, walkways, and other amenities. The plan created development alternatives that support the objectives of BGI and responded to community preferences.
Newbury Township Trustees encourage everyone to visit the Town Hall to view our three optional layouts as presented by the UDC.