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Planning + Development - Community Planning

138 East Court Street, Room 801, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Ph: 513-946-4550   Fx: 513-946-4475

About Us

What is Planning Partnership?

The Planning Partnership is a collaborative initiative of the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission. The Partnership - open to all political jurisdictions in the county and to affiliate members in the public, private and civic sectors - is an advisory board that works to harness the collective energy and vision of its members to effectively plan for the future of our county. Rather than engaging in the Planning Commission's short-range functions such as zoning reviews, the Planning Partnership takes a long-range, comprehensive approach to planning, working to build a community that works for families, for businesses and for the region. The Partnership firmly believes that collaboration is the key to a positive, competitive and successful future for Hamilton County.

By-Laws [ PDF ]


To bring together public, private and civic sector organization engaged in community planning in Hamilton County so that mutual goals related to physical, economic and social issues can be planned for comprehensively and achieved collaboratively.


All governments and planning commissions in Hamilton County:

  • Work together effectively (in and adjacent to Hamilton County) to resolve issues related to growth management, land use, green space, transportation, housing, public services, utilities and other cross-jurisdictional issues
  • Effectively communicate between planning commissions and planning officials at all levels and forms of government and between public, private and civic sector stakeholders
  • Build consensus on a unified, comprehensive community vision for Hamilton County
  • Create and implement local and countywide plans through continuous and collaborative planning relationship with planning partners in the public, private and civic sectors
  • Plan for and achieve efficient use of our physical (i.e. natural and built), economic and social resources and assets
  • Determine, achieve and sustain local goals and plans within a regional framework
  • Use local authority, and government closest to the people to create and implement community based solutions to local problems
  • Make informed decisions through consideration of local and countywide comprehensive plans
  • Use a countywide database (information system) to support the comprehensive planning needs of local and county government
  • Leverage collaborative power to improve funding and policy change at all levels of government

The Resolution of Cooperation

The "Resolution of Cooperation" approved in 2000 by political jurisdictions and planning commissions in Hamilton County reestablished and modified the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission and established the Planning Partnership.

This agreement, among other things, improves the Regional Planning Commission structure to enable greater focus on long range planning responsibilities as well as effective stakeholder involvement while sustaining its current or short range planning services in subdivision, zoning, address assignment and other development review services.

The Resolution of Cooperation [ PDF ]

Community Recognition & Awards

Check out what the local media CityBeat and Soapbox had to say about the workshop.


Hamilton County sustainability workshop encourages cooperation, fiscal reform - February 6, 2011 - Soapbox Media

County sustainability series expands on infrastructure, takes aim at finances - December 7, 2010 - Soapbox Media

Sustainable Hamilton County conference examines how to retrofit, improve sprawl - November 2, 2010 - CityBeat

County launches sustainable planning workshop series - October 26, 2010 - Soapbox Media

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138 E. Court St, Rm 801
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: (513) 946-4550
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