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Amherst Township is committed to providing reliable services, being environmentally conscious and encouraging a viable local economy with sustainable development and growth. It is hoped that these commitments will foster a family-oriented community in which our residents can live, work and play.
These commitments demand effective and efficient land use planning, reasonable land use zoning regulations, consistent zoning regulation enforcement and supportive infrastructure (e.g. utilities, schools, sanitary sewers, fire hydrants, street lights & roads).
Planning in Amherst Township has been, and will continue to be both anticipatory and reactive, requiring the Township Trustees, Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals to anticipate and develop responses for future development pressures, while at the same time responding with immediate solutions to the current needs of township residents, business owners and property owners.
Existing land-use and zoning regulations are located in the "Amherst Township Zoning Resolution" located on this website under "ZONING" (Reference Zoning Resolution -1 & -2).
Future and long range planning is presented in the "Amherst Township Comprehensive Plan".
(Reference "COMM DEV" drop-down menu selection: "1-A.T. Comprehensive Plan")
A special project that supports the Amherst Township Comprehensive Plan is the
"SR 58 Corridor Traffic Study Plan", initiated in September of 2006.
(Reference "COMM DEV" drop-down menu selection: "2-SR 58 Corridor Study")
Community Supportive Infrastructure must be funded with private and/or public monies.
There are several Funding options available to Amherst Township.
This section also contain information pertaining to 2 large development areas in Amherst Township.
(Reference "COMM DEV" drop-down menu selection to see more information about each of these areas:)
4-Joint Economic Development Districts (JEDD's)