Residents are reminded of the requirement to keep grass under 8 inches in height and yards abated of noxious weeds (informational handout), according to Section 99.20of the Codified Ordinances. Owners may be subject to mowing by the city at the owner’s cost and a citation. Complaints can be called in to the Planning Department at (419) 354-6218.
Congratulations to the City of Bowling Green for winning the 2015 APA Ohio Planning Award for under the category Comprehensive Planning – Small Jurisdiction! Click here for more information.
For information regarding Planning Commission Meetings, Zoning Board Meetings or any other Planning Department inquiries please contact us at 419-354-6218. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
What We Do
The City Planning Department is charged with the responsibility of carrying out the City’s planning function including the preparation and updating of the City’s Comprehensive Master Plan. The Department also administers some Ordinances implementing the adopted Plan.
Planning Commission and City Council held a public hearing on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wood County District Public Library. The Green Space Task Force Report was presented, along with public comments and questions. Click here to review the meeting Minutes. Additionally, Council (at their meeting on 1-19-2016) decided to have a feasibility study done on the site by a design firm as a response to public feedback and questions about the site being able to accommodate the potential for a green space and city building. Council felt this could be done fairly quickly as a reasonable response to concerns.
The City sponsored a public educational workshop titled “We have a plan, now what? ” On Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Wood County Public Library. Kirby Date, a community planner, reviewed best land use practices and potential ordinance revisions that will facilitate implementation of the Future Land Use Plan. Please click here to view the presentation by Ms. Date. Also, click here to view the brief review and update of the Land Use Plan that was presented prior to introducing Ms. Date. For additional information about the Ohio Balanced Growth Program, you can view the website.
Exterior Housing Evaluation
Click on the link to view the City of Bowling Green’s 2011 Exterior Housing Evaluation Survey. A map of the neighborhood sections is accessible by clicking here. The Wood County Health Department conducts this survey every 5 years, with the next survey commencing in spring of 2016. Please call the Planning office at (419) 354-6218 or the Wood County Health Department at (419) 352-8402 for any concerns regarding sanitation or health-related issues for a structure or property (such as litter removal, unsafe structures, peeling paint, etc.). Click here to review the health department complaint procedure.