Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Our Town LUP

Preserving Our Past, Securing Our Future

The Board of Trustees approved the Copley Township Land Use Plan at its meeting on September 16, 2009. After 2.5 years of work by the Steering and Technical Committees, Township staff and consultants, the final product was recommended unanimously by the Steering Committee and Board of Trustees.

Plan Overview
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan is a guide for future development in the Township. The document begins with current conditions within the Township as to land use, zoning, population and environmental conditions and includes the desires of the residents in what they would like to see in the future. The residents put a strong emphasis on preserving natural land features, taking advantage of environmental conditions that are favorable to the Township and limiting growth to those areas outlined in the Joint Economic Development District or land currently zoned Commercial or Industrial.

The adopted plan is reviewed periodically throughout the ten year period it covers to accommodate any changes or to allow the Township to take advantage of new development tools that may become available. A full review and update of the Land Use Plan will take place in 2018.

LUP 2025


The Land Use Plan Update is underway! Follow the Zoning Commission and the Department of Community & Economic Development as we undertake this important review.  

We are committed to a quality review with relevant recommendations essential to the success of our community. Through continual community feedback and partnerships with surrounding communities and agencies, our goal is provide the residents of Copley Township an updated Plan which will carry us through the year 2025.


A draft copy of the Land Use Plan is ready and available for view online. The draft copy is still is working form and will continue to receive minor updates until the document is presented to the Board of Trustees for final review during the Public Hearing. 



The Land Use Plan Update will follow the timeline indicated below. Residents are encouraged to contribute to the Land Use Plan at anytime during the process. 

Update InitiatedNovember 2017
Staff Work/Commission WorkContinual
Public Engagement PlanAugust 2018-May 2019
Open House May 2019
Public HearingJune 2019
Summit County Planning CommissionJuly 2019
Zoning CommissionAugust 2019
Board of TrusteesSeptember 2019
AdoptionNovember 2019
LUP Public Engagement Plan


Residents are encouraged to take an active role in the Land Use Plan Update. The Department of Community & Economic Development will provide continued recommendations regarding the Land Use Plan Update to the Zoning Commission at the Zoning Commission meetings held the first Monday of every month. The presentation will be available online for public review. 

STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS: Contact the Department of Community & Economic Development to schedule a Stakeholder Meeting.

KIOSK STATIONS: Look for the Department of Community & Economic Development out and about at Township activities including Heritage Days!

OFFICE HOURS: Visit the Department of Community & Economic Development to learn more about the Land Use Plan Update.

ONLINE SURVEYS & OPEN HOUSE: Be sure to take quick surveys which help shape the Land Use Plan Update & plan to visit the general Open House to learn more about the proposed update.

2025 Update Engagement Opportunities

Community Surveys

Take a moment and give us your opinion! Below are three areas of the Township we are considering minor updates to regarding land use and/or District focus. Take our quick two question survey and help us plan for the future.

Montrose: CLOSED

Ridgewood/Industrial: CLOSED

Copley Circle: CLOSED

Open Office Hour

Stop by and visit our office for a one-on-one review and discussion of the Land Use Plan update. The Open Office Hour is hosted on Friday's from 3:00-4:00 pm beginning March 22 and concluding June 7.

Community Open House


Copies of Land Use Plan

Physical copies of the Land Use Document are available at Town Hall for a fee. The first (20) pages are free and then .05 cents thereafter. Additionally, the document can be downloaded from our website. The document is posted by individual chapters to make downloading easier.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about the Land Use Plan Document or process or need help to download the document, please do not hesitate to contact us at 330-666-1853.

The Township would like to thank the members of the Steering and Technical Committees, residents and other stakeholders who participated in the Land Use Process. We truly appreciate your interest and support in this important endeavor.

Land Use Plan Documents