Life in Delaware County

Air Quality Awareness Week In Central Ohio

5 May , 2020  

With the theme of “Better Air, Better Health,” the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is promoting National Air Quality Awareness Week through Friday, May 8.

Air Quality Awareness Week encourages people to be mindful of their contributions to air pollution and to make responsible decisions that contribute toward healthier air. It also encourages them to check the current and forecast Air Quality Index (AQI) from MORPC’s air quality program and sign up for Air Quality Alerts.

Dr. Kerstin Carr, MORPC Director of Planning and Sustainability, shared, “Air Quality Awareness Week is a national conversation about the impacts of air quality on public health in our communities. MORPC will highlight how Central Ohioans can protect their health from air pollution and still enjoy being active outside through daily messages on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.” More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

MORPC Grows With Addition Of Two New City Members

24 Feb , 2020  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, which includes Delaware County and its cities, has expanded with the addition of two new city members.

MORPC, a regional council of over 70 local governments and agencies in Central Ohio, serves the region through planning, direct service, public policy information, innovative programming and intergovernmental coordinating services in the areas of transportation, land use, energy conservation, the environment and housing. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware Recognized For Leading On Sustainability

22 Feb , 2020  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has announced that it has certified the cities of Bexley and Delaware as the most recent Sustainable2050 communities to achieve an elevated status for their actions to promote sustainability. 

Sustainable2050 is a program that supports communities’ sustainability efforts through direct technical assistance, collaboration and recognition. Each member’s tier status – Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum – is determined by the number of eligible activities it carries out in five categories corresponding to MORPC’s Regional Sustainability Agenda. The categories are: energy consumption; natural resources; economic opportunity; sustainable neighborhoods; and collaboration. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Comments Sought On Transportation Plan Changes

4 Feb , 2020  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is amending the State Fiscal Year 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to include changes to Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Section 5307 Program of Projects.

FTA’s Program of Projects is a list of projects proposed by transit agencies or other recipients for Section 5307 funding – the Urbanized Area Formula Funding program – which provides funding to public transit systems in urbanized areas for public transportation capital, planning, job access and reverse commute projects, as well as operating expenses in certain circumstances. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware Council To Hear MORPC 2020-2050 Transportation Plan

10 Jan , 2020  

The first regular meeting of the year for Delaware City Council will see that body consider a handful of resolutions and one ordinance, the latter being the third reading on the annexation of 43.847 acres of land known as The Evans Farm Delaware LLC Annexation.

Also on Council’s agenda, a copy of which can be found below, is a presentation of the MORPC 2020-2050 Transportation Plan by Maria Schaper, MORPC Transportation Planning Manager. More…

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Life in Delaware County

MORPC Seeking Comments On Policies

20 Dec , 2019  

Today, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) announced it is seeking comments on its policies that determine how MORPC-attributable federal transportation funding is committed to projects.

Approximately $60 million is awarded to projects every two years in MORPC’s transportation planning area that consists of: Delaware and Franklin counties; Bloom and Violet townships in Fairfield County; Pataskala, New Albany and Etna Township in Licking County; and Jerome Township in Union County. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Breathing Easier: Report Notes Improving Air Quality In Central Ohio

14 Dec , 2019  

On Thursday, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) released its annual air quality report. The report provides a summary of air quality data from November 2018-October 2019. Findings from the 2018-2019 air quality season continued the trend of improved air quality in Central Ohio.

MORPC issues daily air quality forecasts and notifies the public when ozone and particle pollution levels are considered to be unhealthy for sensitive groups of people. More…

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Life in Delaware County

MORPC and ODOT Release Central Ohio Transportation Safety Plan

14 Sep , 2019  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) in collaboration with local, state, and private organizations with expertise in transportation safety, developed the Central Ohio Transportation Safety Plan (COTSP).

The COTSP identifies causes of serious injuries and fatalities on Central Ohio local roadway system, establishes a series of goals and benchmarks for safety improvements, recognizes existing trends and critical safety priorities, and creates a framework for how collaboration can improve safety throughout the region. The plan was modeled after the Ohio Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP).  More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

MORPC Grows With Addition Of New County, City Members

20 Aug , 2019  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, which includes Delaware County and its cities, has expanded with the addition of one new county and one new city member.

MORPC, a regional council of 70 local governments and agencies in Central Ohio, serves the region through planning, direct service, public policy information, innovative programming and intergovernmental coordinating services in the areas of transportation, land use, energy conservation, the environment and housing. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Registration Open For MORPC Summit On Sustainability

16 Aug , 2019  

The online portal has been activated to register for the Summit on Sustainability, MORPC’s signature environmental conference. The event brings together hundreds of community leaders to explore and share sustainable ideas and solutions, and to celebrate individuals and collaborative sustainability efforts with the Regional Sustainability Awards. The Regional Sustainability Awards are presented to those who have made significant contributions to the region in the area of sustainability. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Central Ohio Region Focuses On Coordinated Housing Strategy

1 Aug , 2019  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), Franklin County, the City of Columbus, and regional partners – including the City of Delaware — are excited to lead the development of a coordinated housing strategy that will develop investment and policy recommendations to support mixed income neighborhoods and regional growth. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Comments Sought On Transportation Projects

25 Jul , 2019  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is seeking comments on projects seeking funding from the Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Two of these projects are in Delaware County. More…

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