North Canton Ohio Master Plan
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save the dateNorth Canton is developing a master plan for growth!

Read the one year community update from the March 2013 North Canton Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.


The North Canton master plan is focused on improving the major north/south and east/west corridors and gateways to the city as well as developing concepts for future land use, connectivity of neighborhoods and maximizing the assets of North Canton.


The Plan, which builds on previous efforts including Imagine North Canton, was initiated by North Canton’s Department of Economic Development, with the support of the North Canton Chamber of Commerce, and direction from a Steering Committee comprised of community leaders and stakeholders. The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (part of Kent State University) is providing technical support to this process.

The planning process consists of three steps:

1. Understanding the city’s problems, priorities, and goals

2. Identifying alternative solutions to address these problems, priorities and goals

3. Develop a plan that has widespread community support


Public input is essential and vital to a good plan. Residents, business owners, representatives of local institutions, and anyone else with an interest in North Canton are invited and encouraged to participate in three community meetings:

  • July 21, 2011: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the North Canton Civic Center (845 W. Maple)
    A review of existing conditions—problems that need to be fixed, assets that should be enhanced, and opportunities to bring appropriate new development to the city.

  • Sept. 20, 2011: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Walsh University, Barrette Center, Francoeur Room (parking map)
    Community workshop, where preliminary ideas will be presented and participants will be asked to respond to and revise these ideas, as well as add their own ideas to the mix.

  • Nov. 16, 2011: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Walsh University, Barrette Center, Francoeur Room (parking map)
    As the community’s ideas are developed into a plan, participants will have an opportunity to weigh in on their priorities for implementation.

  • Feb 1, 2012: 6:30 p.m. Plan Unveiling at Walsh University, Barrette Center, Francoeur Room (parking map)