Definition of Geographic Area
The Little Farms Neighborhood is located in the southeast portion of the Township. The area is bound by the City of Akron to the east, the City of Norton to the south and the Copley residential neighborhoods, Kendall & Colon, Meadows of Copley and Annabelle Estates to the north and the Wolf Creek Neighborhood to the west.
Small farming and small residential development characterize this neighborhood. The Little Farms neighborhood is one of Copley's earliest allotments with development beginning in the late 1920's.
Current Land Use and Zoning
Little Farms is zoned for Residential-Open Space Conservation (O-C) with a small portion reserved for industrial use.
The Residential-Open Space Conservation District is established to achieve the following purposes:
- To preserve and protect the values of distinctive geologic, topographic, botanic, historic and scenic areas;
- To protect the ecological balance of an area;
- To conserve natural resources, such as river valley and tracts of forest land; and,
- To reduce the problems created by intensive development of areas having excessively high water tables, organic or other soils unsuitable for most types of urban development, or which are subject to flooding, or which are topographically unsuited for urban type uses.
The Industrial District is primarily intended to accommodate limited manufacturing, wholesaling, warehousing, research and development, and related commercial or service activities which in their normal operations have little or no adverse effect on adjoining properties. Provision is also made for a wider range of assembling, fabricating, and manufacturing activities as conditionally permitted uses, provided they can meet the standards necessary to insure that the effects of their objectionable characteristics on adjoining properties can be minimized.
Neighborhood Ambassadors are essential to the success of any strong community.
Neighborhood Ambassadors serve as a local point-person for information in your part of the Township. Ambassadors are charged with promoting improvements, identifying problems, and informing neighbors about beneficial services and programs.
Ambassadors may volunteer just a little bit of free time, or choose to devote significant efforts toward neighborhood projects that connect neighbors. Organize a block party or help build community by chatting over the fence.
Neighborhood Ambassadors receive ongoing support and guidance from the Township Administration and the Department of Community and Economic Development.
By building a team of neighborhood-level leaders, the cumulative impact of this positive force will expand. Ultimately, the neighbors who volunteer as Ambassadors lay the groundwork for lasting excellence and long-term community pride.