Ridgeville Ready is a community-driven process to develop a master plan for the City of North Ridgeville, Ohio.

The Ridgeville Ready planning process will result in a new master plan for the City of North Ridgeville. A master plan is a long-term guide that expresses the values and aspirations of a community. It is the broadest public policy document a community can create for its future physical development considering the input of residents, businesses and other stakeholders. It includes a vision statement about the future condition of the city, goals and desired outcomes for each of the plan topics, objectives to measure progress on a goal and actions to achieve the goal. The plan is a tool to prepare for and manage change. It acts as a guide for decision-makers. The plan is not a legally binding document but serves as a foundation for budgeting decisions, zoning ordinances, land development regulations and more.

Why should I participate?

This is an exciting opportunity.

We are committed to creating a master plan that reflects the community’s ideas, is implementable and addresses current challenges. These decisions will shape the community for years to come.

This is your city.

We want this planning process to be an opportunity for everyone to get involved and share ideas about the city’s future. Work together with your community and be a part of the decisions that will impact the future of this community.

We are listening.

Join your community to help influence a positive course of action for the City of North Ridgeville. We want to hear from everyone so that all perspectives are considered.

We need your voice.

As a resident, employee, student, landowner, business owner or anyone else interested, you stand to gain from a well-executed master plan. Coming together as a community is vital to North Ridgeville’s success. As the city continues to change it is important to have a framework by which decisions are made. Your involvement can shape and impact the life of you, your neighbors and the future generations in North Ridgeville.

Who is involved?

Steering Committee

Process and outreach.

A resident-led Steering Committee is helping to guide the public process and the plan’s recommendations. The group is representative of the City’s many diverse interests. The planning consulting team will facilitate the Steering Committee’s work, convene public workshops, conduct technical work and draft the plan.

Focus Groups

Targeted input.

Individuals or groups with specific insight or expertise will be engaged to provide insight during the process.


Input and feedback.

Widespread public involvement is vital to the plan’s success. Two rounds of engagement, alongside online tools, will offer a variety of ways for the community to give input throughout the process.


Project management and local knowledge.

City staff will support and help to coordinate the work and will also provide local knowledge and expertise to each element of the plan.

Elected Officials


The final plan will be formally adopted by City Council who will have a central role in its implementation.


Process leadership and expertise.

The consultant team is led by planning NEXT and includes Ninigret Partners. The team will work closely with the Steering Committee and Staff to facilitate the process and share experience from other successful communities nationwide.

The Process

From its start, the planning process will span approximately 12 months. The public engagement process is kicking off in February 2023 and there will be multiple opportunities to get involved.