Accord Promotes Collaborative Approach to Development

The proposed Western Licking County Accord, a collaborative initiative between Jersey Township, the village of Johnstown and the city of New Albany, will enable the communities to work together to plan and responsibly manage future growth in a way that protects the desirable quality of life residents and employees enjoy while avoiding potential problems such as traffic congestion.

If approved by the communities, the accord will serve as a non-binding policy document to promote desirable land uses and identify the locations where they will best serve the communities.

The plan takes into consideration all future land uses—from agriculture, rural residential and open space to civic, commercial, office and industrial/distribution.