Ross Township began a process of updating the township's land use plan as part of a larger effort to consider whether the township residents wanted the township to take over control of zoning. In November 2022, the township voted against having township zoning but zoning still remains in place, and will now continue to be controlled by the county.
While the process for zoning consideration was underway, a draft of the updated township land use plan was completed, but not adopted. The delay in adoption was made until there was a final decision on whether the township or county would control zoning. If the township had adopted zoning, then only the township would have to adopt the updated plan. Now that the county will control zoning in the township, the township wants to submit the draft plan to the county, for them to adopt, as a guiding document for land use in Ross Township (similar to how the existing plan was adopted).
Click below to download the draft of the Ross Township Land Use Plan that the township is seeking to have adopted. The process will include a public hearing in front of the Ross Township Trustees on Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 pm, at the Ross Township Fire Station 102 (1308 Ross-Millville Road) who will vote on whether to forward the plan to the Butler County Regional Planning Commission for adoption. All dates of hearings will be posted on this site when the hearings are scheduled.
We have also included links to the current township land use plan.