After a public meeting attended by more than 150 Blendon Township residents more than two weeks ago, Franklin County planners are working to categorize input that will be used to formulate an official plan for the township's future development.

After a public meeting attended by more than 150 Blendon Township residents more than two weeks ago, Franklin County planners are working to categorize input that will be used to formulate an official plan for the township's future development.

"We have thousands of data points we're still processing," said Ben Weiner, the project manager for the plan. "There's a lot of data that we're kind of distilling down."

At the July 13 meeting, residents were surveyed on what they liked and disliked about the township. They then were asked to make lists of their three favorite and three least-favorite things about the township.

That information will help the county identify key points that will be addressed in the plan, a document that will go on record with the county to later be used by officials in making decisions about development and future allocations of money.

Weiner said once all the comments from the July 13 meeting are compiled, a data sheet of those comments will be posted on the plan's Web site, www.franklincountyohio.gov/commissioners/edp/planning/blendon.

That information likely will be up on Aug. 10, Weiner said.

Once the data is compiled, he said those working on the plan, with the help of a working group comprising residents, business owners and property owners, will create a list of elements that will be addressed in the plan.

That list will be presented to the public at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Blendon Township Senior Center, 6330 Hempstead Road. Residents again will have the opportunity to weigh in on the plan at that meeting.

Residents unable to attend the Sept. 14 meeting will be able to provide feedback via the plan's Web site in the week following the meeting, Weiner said.

The Blendon Township plan will address the unincorporated portions of the township, which includes Huber Ridge, Sunbury Woods, Cleveland Heights and the area east of Hoover Reservoir.

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