Since 1998 when our first master plan was enacted, New Albany has committed to developing a dynamic Village Center, an inviting, connected, walkable hub of activity to bring people together and promote the founding pillars of education, culture, health and sustainability.
This effort was underway long before other central Ohio communities began to reinvest in in their “town centers” and “main streets” in response to market demand for pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use developments. It was the result of years of study by leading land use planners and architects to determine what creates an enduring sense of community.
In New Albany, the reinvention of Village Center is based upon smart growth policies that distinguish strong downtowns. Those that succeed employ planning and design principles that encourage compact growth, connectivity, walkability, mixed uses, versatile residential choices, sound architectural standards and sustainability.
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