Felicity is a community located in southwest Ohio 45 minutes
south of Cincinnati in the middle of Franklin Township.
Felicity is a small rural community with a wonderful rural
character and a long tradition of residents coming together
to work on community improvements. It is clear that people
care about this place deeply and are willing to work towards
positive community change.
To implement place
matters in Felicity the recommendation
is to support the following goals (For more on this selection
I. YOUTH SUCCEED
Increase opportunities for youth to participate in community
projects and connect with community institutions. The
strategy to achieve this goal is to implement youth leadership
programs beyond the school day for young adults.
II. PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT
Buildings in the Village are rated in good condition.
The strategies to achieve this goal are to develop a minor-upgrade,
facade improvement program and to enforce Village housing
and Township zoning codes.
III. CRIME & SAFETY
Improve perception of the Village as it pertains
to crime activity. The strategies to achieve this include
increasing community awareness and Village and Township
police collaboration that lead to a safer neighborhood.
The lead organization for the Felicity-Franklin Township
matters program is Felicity Initiative for
Neighborhood Excellence (FINE).
For more information about the Felicity-Franklin Township
matters initiative, please contact: