Other Plans, Studies, Documents

2010 Bikeway Plan
This plan builds upon the previous policy and planning documents adopted by the City of Delaware. The current Comprehensive Plan contains a number of goals and objectives related to bikeways, sidewalks, and pedestrian circulation systems. This 2010 Bikeway Plan incorporates those elements by reference and adds detail, priority and specificity to issues related to these issues.
Bikeway Plan (3.6 MB)
Bikeway System Map jpg (Page 11)
Existing Infrastructure Map jpg (Page 37)
Existing and Proposed Improvement Locator Map A jpg (Page 40)
Existing and Proposed Improvement Locator Map B jpg (Page 41)

Gateways & Corridors Plan

The image established at a community’s gateways and along its corridors can set the tone for the successful development of the community, the attractiveness of the place to buy a home or locate a business, and the establishment of a community’s self-image.  The Comprehensive Plan recognized this in establishing several objectives that addressed establishing and implementing a consistent, positive vision of the community at its gateways and along its corridors.  The Gateways and Corridors Design Standards present an analysis of the current situation and set forth recommendations for enhancement.

Gateways & Corridors Plan (6 MB)

Parking in Downtown Delaware has been the subject of much ongoing discussion throughout the years.  Today, with virtually no ground floor vacancies in the Downtown, major public sector anchor tenants, and the major private sector anchor tenant of Ohio Wesleyan University, parking has again become a topic of discussion to ensure that the present and future parking needs of the most important commercial district in the City are adequately addressed.  The discussion that lead to the creation of this Plan began as many civic exercises do, with a few business owners and property owners bringing forward specific and individual issues to the City.  After setting up a small committee to study these issues, it quickly became apparent that a more comprehensive investigation was warranted, if for no other reason then to ensure that individual parking decisions and proposed changes could be evaluated against the overall parking situation in the Downtown area.  An ancillary benefit to taking a broader perspective has been to formally establish a base line of information, coordinate efforts across Departments in the City and within the Private sector, and to educate us all in a comprehensive way about the many issues facing Downtown all of which must work together in a coordinated and concerted fashion in order to ensure the health and vitality that the district enjoys today.

To that end, the City undertook the most formal field analysis of parking that has been undertaken in the Downtown to date.  The purpose of the field analysis was to quantify and catalog the current parking supply, its spatial distribution, current management practices, and investigate best management practices.  This study revealed several findings and conclusions and led to the recommendations contained in this Plan.  The purpose of the Plan is to provide clarity, direction, and guiding principals in regards to the development and management of existing and future parking resources for the Downtown district.

Downtown Parking Plan (33 MB)

East Side Historic Properties Survey

The East Side Historic Properties Survey was an intensive history/architecture survey of East Side properties in the City of Delaware, totaling 220 properties (134 previously undocumented and 26 revised).  The survey area covers approximately 76 acres.  The East Side was targeted for this survey as result of the limited extent to which the area had been previously documented and the rich history involved.  Previously, historic resources have been well documented in Delaware’s northwest and Downtown areas.  The East Side has considerable historic significance as part of the City’s original core.  For instance, existing railroad-related and commercial architecture indicates the important role the East Side played for visitors and residents alike, these buildings being the first impression for many entering the City, by rail or road.  The homes represent architectural types and styles that were prevalent in Ohio during the mid-19th through the early 20th century.  The City’s economic vitality was a product of the East Side’s important factories and warehouses.

East Side Historic Properties Survey (14 MB)

Leffler House Study Summary
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