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Strategic Regional Policy Plan for the OKI region

The How Do We Grow From Here? – Strategic Regional Policy Plan contains a vision for regional vitality, sustainability, and competitiveness, focusing on the land use–transportation connection in the 8-county OKI region- Hamilton, Clermont, Butler and Warren Counties in Ohio, Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties in Kentucky and Dearborn County in Indiana.

Conceptually, the strategic planning process addresses four questions:

  • Where are we as a region?
  • Where are we going given current trends?
  • Where do we want to go?
  • How do we get there?

Six strategic subject areas guide and focus planning efforts to achieve the overall regional vision. These opportunity subject areas are housing, transportation, land use, public facilities and services, natural systems, and economic development.

Please visit the opportunity area pages you would like to learn more about by clicking on the icons below.

Transportation

Provide an effective, safe, multimodal, and financially sustainable transportation system for the region equitably meeting user needs.

Public Facilities

Establish the OKI region as a national leader in public facilities and services – such as water, energy, and internet utilities – by managing our resources and systems.

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Natural Systems

Protect, conserve and improve the biodiversity and sustainability of the region’s natural systems.

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Housing

Offer an adequate quantity and diverse mix of housing choices – in terms of size, price, type, transit accessibility and location – within communities throughout the region.

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Economic Development

Improve cooperation and coordination on economic development efforts and opportunities equitably throughout the region

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Land Use

A pattern of land use that makes efficient use of land, preserves important natural features, works well in conjunction with the region’s transportation system

2023 Questionnaire Results

In early 2023, OKI designed and distributed a public questionnaire to gain insight from the community as we re-evaluated our Strategic Regional Issues. OKI received nearly 2,000 responses. Thank you to our many partner organizations and communities who helped us with this effort.

View some sample results below or download the full results of the survey.

Which transportation modes do you wish were more accessible to you? 

  • Car 6.15% 6.15%
  • Rideshare/Taxi 6.42% 6.42%
  • Bus/Public Transit 62.12% 62.12%
  • Paratransit 13.48% 13.48%
  • Safe walking/biking 57.78% 57.78%
  • Other 24.18% 24.18%

Participants could select up to three responses.

Car – 115
Rideshare/Taxi – 120
Bus/Public Transit – 1162
Paratransit – 252
Safe biking/walking – 1080
Other – 452

Total answers – 3180

Is it important to support more community-based food production such as community gardens.

  • Strongly Agree 42.62% 42.62%
  • Agree 30.98% 30.98%
  • Neither agree or disagree 20.36% 20.36%
  • Disagree 3.91% 3.91%
  • Strongly disagree 2.13% 2.13%

Strongly Agree – 762
Agree – 554
Neither Agree nor Disagree – 364
Disagree – 70
Strongly Disagree – 38

Total answers – 1788

As communities across the region work to support current and future housing needs, which of these are most important to you?

  • Stabilize and revitalize older housing stock 40.29% 40.29%
  • Improve transportation access and services to residential areas 44.31% 44.31%
  • Improve Housing Afforability 45.27% 45.27%
  • Invest to improve the parks and greenspaces in close proximity to housing 43.24% 43.24%
  • Invest to reduce crime in neighborhoods 31.07% 31.07%
  • Increase the types of housing options available in your community 24.11% 24.11%
  • Streamline regulations to support more new housing developments 11.71% 11.71%
  • Ensure housing is available equitably 30.45% 30.45%
  • Increase housing density 20.03% 20.03%

Participants could select up to three responses. 

Stabilize and revitalize older housing stock – 712
Improve transportation access and services to residential areas – 783
Improve housing afforability – 800
Invest to improve parks and greenspaces in close proximity to housing – 764
Increase the types of housing options available in your community – 549
Streamline regulations to support more new housing development – 207
Ensure housing is available equitably – 538
Increase housing density – 354

Total answers – 5133