Activity 3: Where should this go?

This activity is about determining where to locate regional facilities in Hamilton County.
The four examples we will be looking at are:

• Jails
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• Landfills
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• Regional Commercial Centers
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• Regional Industrial Parks
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While these regional facilities are vital to our health and economy, it can be difficult to select locations for them due to their size, impacts on the land, extent of service area, and community concerns.

Hamilton County supports around 350,000 people in over 500 square miles. Some of this land area is already developed and other areas contain sensitive natural resources that may need preservation or protection. These and other issues must be considered.

When siting these regional facilities, there are technical requirements and safety concerns which must be taken into consideration. We also know the public often has concerns about potential impacts from these facilities on the surrounding communities.

We’re asking you to tell us what is important to you when choosing locations for these regional facilities.

Jails are a staple of the justice system in our country. The general requirements that come with these regional facilities may include large-scale buildings with high security, heavy fencing and lighting. Some of the perceived and real impacts of jails include traffic, light and noise issues, and safety concerns.

Check the boxes next to the criteria you feel are the most important to consider when selecting a site for a jail. (Feel free to check multiple boxes.)

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Jails – While there are technical criteria that must be looked at, we want to hear from YOU about what is important when locating jails.

What do you believe are important criteria for selecting a site for a jail? (If you have no comment, please type N/A and click Next)


Landfills are a very necessary component of a community, but one we don’t typically like to think about. The design requirements that come with these regional facilities include large acreage needs, security fencing and extensive buffers, groundwater protection, and sometimes methane capture and extraction plants. Some of the perceived and real impacts of landfills include traffic, odors, noise issues, animal or insect populations, explosive gas, air quality issues, and potential pollution due to leeching issues.

Check the boxes next to the criteria you feel are the most important to consider when selecting a site for a landfill. (Feel free to check multiple boxes.)

Landfills – While there are technical criteria that must be looked at, we want to hear from YOU about what is important when locating landfills.

What do you believe are important criteria for selecting a site for a landfill? (If you have no comment, please type N/A and click Next)


Regional Commercial Centers provide jobs and commercial goods at an efficiency of scale that draws employees and customers from a large market area. They come in varying shapes and sizes.  The general requirements that come with these regional facilities are large-scale square footage of rentable space, access to major highways, multi-modal transportation access, and access to adequate sewer and water.  Depending on the type and proximity to the regional commercial center, some of the perceived and real impacts include heavy traffic, noise, lighting, and stormwater issues.

Check the boxes next to the criteria you feel are the most important to consider when selecting a site for a regional commercial center. (Feel free to check multiple boxes.)

Regional Commercial Centers – While there are technical criteria that must be looked at, we want to hear from YOU about what is important when locating regional commercial centers.

What do you believe are important criteria for selecting a site for a regional commercial center? (If you have no comment, please type N/A and click Next)


Regional Industrial Parks house clusters of industrial uses. They provide a high level of efficiency in manufacturing, production, and other incidental uses by having many industries and suppliers close by. They provide jobs and tax revenue.  The requirements for large industrial parks can vary greatly depending on what is being done on site. Many technical requirements are imposed on such facilities by state and federal governments to ensure safety, but even with these regulations there are often impacts the public may want to mitigate. Examples could include noise and odor issues, heavy
truck traffic, late hours of operation, and chemical releases.

Check the boxes next to the criteria you feel are the most important to consider when selecting a site for a regional industrial park. (Feel free to check multiple boxes.)

Regional Industrial Parks – While there are technical criteria that must be looked at, we want to hear from YOU about what is important when locating landfills.

What do you believe are important criteria for selecting a site for a regional industrial park? (If you have no comment, please type N/A and click Next)


Please answer these last three questions to help us learn a little bit about you. We will use this information to make sure we are getting feedback from a diverse group of people.

What is your age?

What is your household income?

What is your zip code?

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