Bexley residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the city's proposed land-use master plan.

Bexley residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the city's proposed land-use master plan.

Bexley City Council passed an ordinance earlier this year establishing the Bexley Land Use Master Plan Commission, which will help set the guidelines for future development.

A public workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Congregation Torat Emet, 2375 E. Main St. Participants can tour the new synagogue beginning at 6:30. The public then will be given an opportunity to weigh in on four study areas defined by the commission.

"We are looking for feedback from the public in terms of what sort of uses people like, don't like what people would like to see," said council member Ben Kessler, who chairs the commission.

There will be a brief presentation to start the meeting; then participants can look at each study area.

The first study area is the north side of Livingston Avenue from Ferndale to Mayfield, an area typically known for multifamily housing.

Main Street is the second study area. Kessler said the commission needs to decide if Main Street should be studied as a whole or dissected into parts to study the different needs.

"As you go further east the use becomes less dense, becomes a little less pedestrian oriented," he said.

The third study area is the commercial area of North Cassady and Delmar. There is a mixture of multifamily and office use and limited single-family housing, Kessler said.

Delmar has warehouse and office uses and is the location for the new police station.

"There is a lot of room on Cassady to envision what it could be," he said.

The fourth area is Alum Creek between Livingston and Main Street. The commission would like to know if the public is interested in seeing additional recreation opportunities.

"That is more of a big-thinking, dreaming, study area," Kessler said.

He said the first community workshop is crucial to the land-use commission. The commission will put together a plan that will drive land-use policy for the next 10 to 15 years, he said.

"It is a long-term strategic process," he said. "Right now there is a blank slate."

Land-use commission member Dan Fertleman, who works in urban design for the city of Columbus, said the commission wants resident input.

"It is their city," he said. "We are just helping to facilitate (the plan). We are coming in with no pre-conceived notions about what really has to happen."