West Carrollton Olde Downtown plan: 5 things to know about effort to transform city

The scope of West Carrollton’s strategic plan for its Olde Downtown area spans Central Avenue from Miami Avenue to Elm Street, where the water tower is located. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

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The scope of West Carrollton’s strategic plan for its Olde Downtown area spans Central Avenue from Miami Avenue to Elm Street, where the water tower is located. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

West Carrollton is finalizing a long-term, strategic plan to revitalize its Olde Downtown corridor.

The study will provide a framework to boost jobs, business, the economy and traffic in the district while making the area a more attractive community gathering spot. Here are five issues to know about the proposal:

-It involves about 60 acres, much of it donated to the city by the owners of the Fraser Paper mill, which was demolished in a project that began in 2014.

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-Its scope spans Central Avenue from Elm Street to Miami Avenue. It includes recreation and commercial space, as well as community gathering sites, including a dog park.

-OHM Advisors of Columbus was hired by the city last year to develop the study for $62,500, records show, $50,000 from the Montgomery County Land Bank.

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-Three phases are included in the plan, ranging from up to five years, up to 10 years, and up to 20 years, according to the city.

-The plan is expected to go before West Carrollton City Council this spring.

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