Wyoming Master Plan

2019 Winner – Landscape Architecture

Project Narrative

Wyoming has a unique physical setting and history. Located north of Cincinnati, it was founded in 1874 as a planned rural community. Growth of the early village was spurred by the Miami and Erie Canal, railroads, and industrial districts of the Mill Creek Valley. The Miami & Ohio canal opened industry and railroads linked Wyoming with downtown Cincinnati.

Wyoming has a rich history of elegant Victorian architecture, excellent schools, and volunteerism. The quiet, tree-lined streets of Wyoming create a walkable village setting, and livable community. Infill growth, new development pressures, and livability concerns prompted this plan.

The Master Plan process:
• Education of Citizen Planners
• Focus Groups and Open Houses
• Detailed Public Opinion Survey/700+ Households contributed
• Public Workshops
• Community Authored Planning Sessions

A new horizon of sustainable principles shaped this planning process, long term city planning, and infill development goals. The master plan process enlisted enthusiastic community support and involvement of over 400 citizens. A rigorous set of recommendations based upon stewardship of the land and a sustainable city were created.

Key sustainable goals included:
• Encourage Walkable Streets
• Energy Conscious Design
• Infill Developed Business Areas with mixed uses/housing
• Expanded Green Infrastructure
• Improve Composting, Recycling, Reuse
• Improve Stormwater Management

“Live Smart – Live in Wyoming. A time honored Community with a vision of tomorrow.”


Project Details