Strategic Planning

As a planned city, New Albany collaborates with residents and businesses to create a shared vision for the future designed to improve our quality of life and protect investment for the long term while avoiding the pitfalls of typical suburban sprawl.

Our nationally-acclaimed planned community continues to evolve based upon our founding pillars—life-long learning, culture, health and sustainability—to build a smarter, healthier, greener, better community for all. Our forward-thinking, inclusive approach to planning informs and influences everything we do, from our pedestrian-friendly Village Center and miles of leisure trails to the 9,000-acre New Albany International Business Park, the largest planned business park in the Midwest and one of the fastest growing business parks in the state of Ohio. The city’s strategic plans and studies effectively manage growth and development by prioritizing community needs, guiding public and private investment, prudently allocating city revenue, expanding amenities and meeting infrastructure needs to allow the city to grow while preserving its character.