Xenia is YOUR home, we want to hear what YOU want for its future.
neXt Plan will be a roadmap of the next 10 years in Xenia, and the community is the author of that plan. It will address land use, economic development, housing, mobility, utilities, public safety, and parks/recreation. neXt Plan is an update to X-Plan, which is the City's existing comprehensive plan.
THANK YOU to those of you who completed the neXtPlan Community Survey! City staff, with help from a diverse citizen group called "neXTeam", created an online survey which asked Xenians what they felt should be the City's priorities for future development and community improvement. Hard copies were mailed to residents of neighborhoods with low survey response rates to ensure equal involvement among a Xenia's diverse population. The City received 465 responses, which exceeds the response received during the previous 2012 community survey. City staff will analyze these responses to help determine the focus and priorities of neXtPlan.
This was the first of many opportunities to participate in neXtPlan, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. The next phase of the process, "eXchange," will consist of a series of community meetings throughout the late Spring and Summer to further engage Xenia residents in discussions about planning for the future. These meetings will include general interactive workshops as well as focus groups that address specific topics such as housing, economic development, and parks.
neXtPlan is being developed with the assistance of a grant from the Dayton Foundation, through the Del Mar Healthcare Fund, for the Livable and Age-Friendly Communities Project. Xenia recently became a member of the AARP's Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Being an Age-Friendly Community means making Xenia livable for residents of all ages, from cradle through retirement. The grant will help to reimburse fees for consultants and other related expenses involved in public outreach and development of neXtPlan.