Regional Planning Commission

The Richland County Regional Planning Commission operates under the provisions of Section 713.21 & 713.23 of the Ohio Revised Code. It is comprised of forty-four individuals. Combined with the active Past Presidents and the special Coordinating Committee members, the Commission represents a widely diverse cross section of the governmental, business and civic leadership of Richland County. The Commission is not a Richland County department, but rather a separate entity. The "region" served is all of Richland County including its municipalities and townships.

The Commission employs a staff of seven professionals and technicians to undertake a variety of programs and projects, including:

LAND USE PLANNING: The RCRPC is responsible for the development and administration of the Richland County Subdivision Regulations. The Commission also provides assistance, advice and recommendations to municipalities and townships concerning their zoning and subdivision matters.

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: The RCRPC is a Metropolitan Planning Organization responsible for the transportation planning program in Richland County. This planning program is a prerequisite for Federal and State financial participation in most transportation projects in Richland County, and also provides the community with a wide variety of services.

The RCRPC also administers the Richland County Transit Board, which serves the transportation needs of approximately half a million riders annually; the Community Development Block Grant Program for Richland County which funds community projects to benefit the low and moderate income persons; and the State Issue 2 infrastructure funding program.

The Commission oversees the Revolving Loan Fund that assists small businesses in financing their job creating projects, administers the Enterprise Zone Program for the County that provides tax incentives for business expansions, and maintains a cooperative relationship with Richland County Development organizations.

Other community resources include aerial photos, maps, traffic counts, demographics and zoning information

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