Planned Growth is Our Future
The Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission (also referred to as APC) is the policy-making organization that oversees zoning and related issues for the Greater Lafayette area in Tippecanoe County. The APC is a 15 member body of ten elected officials and five citizens representing Dayton, Clarks Hill, Battle Ground, Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County. In addition, the APC is the governor-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) charged with transportation planning for our Metropolitan Statistical Area. Tyrone Taylor represents Dayton as an elected official.
The Executive Committee of the APC provides general oversight over the area planning process. The Committee sets specific policies and procedures for the operation of the Department. The Ordinance Committee makes recommendations and drafts changes for ordinances related to the area planning process.
The APC provided this land use plan for Dayton in the 1970s. It was updated in 1981, 1987, and 1996. For 20 years, Dayton has followed this plan. With annexation of land to the south, followed by development of Baker Farms over five to eight years, it is not too early to form a public/private partnership focused on extending Yost Drive from CR 375 S to Haggerty Lane. This opens up the options to develop Class A office space along the interstate north of SR38, and a traditional neighborhood development (TND) at Dayton South.
Planning is more than simple talk. Your Voice is needed as we take the next step in planned growth of the Town of Dayton.