Quick Facts

Newbury Township is comprised of 18,272.5 acres covering 28.5 square miles

Cleveland is 35 miles northwest

Akron is 40 miles southwest

Warren-Youngstown is 50 miles southeast

There are 9 outdoor public and private recreational facilities in or around Newbury

Newbury Township was originally a part of the area known as the “Connecticut Western Reserve.”


Newbury Township formally came into existence around the year 1817

The Newbury Town Center Master Plan

Illustrative sketch of one proposed option for land use in the "downtown" area.

The Newbury Town Center Master Plan is a long range vision that creates a balance between market rate development and the conservation of natural assets.  The Plan focuses commercial development at the intersection of Auburn and Kinsman roads.  The Lake Erie Balanced Growth Initiative (BGI) and Newbury Township (which is in the Chagrin River watershed) has an opportunity to update its land use plan by combining the principles of BGI with a town center design for this intersection.


A $12,000 grant was obtained to complete a study to establish the work to be accomplished over the next 25 years. This is a study that is vital to Newbury Township’s growth initiatives.

The Kent State University Urban Design Center (UDC) of Northeast Ohio was appointed to support the work of the Geauga County Planning Commission and assist Newbury Township officials, property owners, and community stakeholders in preparing an illustrated master plan for the Town Center district. It shows planned and proposed development opportunities, design concepts for managing stormwater, road configurations, green space connections, walkways, and other amenities.  The plan created development alternatives that support the objectives of BGI and responded to community preferences.

Newbury Township Trustees encourage everyone to visit the Town Hall to view our three optional layouts as presented by the UDC. 

Land Use Plan Information

Please read this information before downloading the PDF documents below.

Below you will find two copies of Newbury's Land Use Plan. The first file is the complete document and takes a couple of minutes to download. The rest of the files are separate parts of the Land Use Plan broken out to help you find the information you need as quickly as possible.

Newbury Township Land Use Plan 2010 Documents

Community Links

Newbury's Future

List your commercial vacancy

If you have a vacant commercial or industrial building the Geauga Community Improvement Corp. would like to get your information on its Website. If you click on  www.geaugaCIC.com/Submit_Building.html you will have an opportunity to list many details that would be of interest to a business looking for a new location. Newbury Township's Website will have a link to the CIC site to increase the exposure of your vacancy. If you would rather print the form out and fill it in with pen, you can send the paper form to Joni Stusek, Geauga County Community and Economic Development, 470 Center St., Building 1A, Chardon, OH 44024.