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Economist Sees Slow Growth, No Recession for Central Ohio

Story originally published in The Hannah Report on January 8, 2020. Copyright 2020 Hannah News Service, Inc.

LaFayette said the fundamental problem in Central Ohio that is slowing growth is workforce availability


Dublin P&Z Considers Senior Housing

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 11, 2020 at 12:01 AM Updated Jan 11, 2020 at 5:04 PM


Council hears US 23 corridor study

By Dillon Davis

Funding for the study came largely from Delaware County and the Delaware Finance Authority, which provided $50,000 and $25,000, respectively, to finance the project.


Northland Provides MORPC Transportation Input

By GARY SEMAN JR. THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 13, 2020 at 6:05 PM Updated Jan 13, 2020 at 7:28 PM

MORPC seeking input from Northland residents on transportation plan


Dublin Plans for 2020

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 7, 2020 at 2:05 PM Updated Jan 7, 2020 at 3:48 PM

Dublin officials outline 2020 plans, bid Michael Keenan farewell


Priority Projects for Orange Township

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 7, 2020 at 11:35 AM Updated Jan 7, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Road projects central to Orange Township’s 2020


Liberty Township Seeks Rapport with Powell

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 7, 2020 at 11:35 AM Updated Jan 7, 2020 at 11:48 AM

Rapport with Powell among Liberty Township’s 2020 goals


Hilliard Council President Also to Serve as Mayor

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 6, 2020 at 12:11 PM Updated Jan 6, 2020 at 8:26 PM

New Hilliard City Council President Andy Teater will serve as mayor, too


Grove City Demographics Part of Residential Considerations

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 13, 2020 at 6:05 PM Updated Jan 13, 2020 at 7:22 PM

Demographic, plan numbers tell Grove City’s growth story


Jefferson Township JEDD is Finalized

By MARLA K. KUHLMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 13, 2020 at 6:05 PM Updated Jan 13, 2020 at 6:43 PM

Whitehall’s vote affirms JEDD with Jefferson Township


Columbus Proposing Utility "Benchmarking" for Buildings Greater than 50,000 Square Feet: Feedback Requested

This ordinance could impact multi-family and commercial/industrial building owners who have buildings of at least 50,000 square feet, either in a single building, or aggregated among buildings on a single site.


Hilliard City Manager Planning Strategic Plan in 2020

By MICHELLE CRANDALL Posted Dec 30, 2019 at 12:01 AM Updated Dec 30, 2019 at 12:13 PM

Hilliard Headlines: First city manager shares goals, vision for 2020


Worthington Senior Apartments Being Considered

By OLIVIA MINNIER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 2, 2020 at 10:11 AM Updated Jan 7, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Plans for Worthington’s Stafford Village resubmitted for Jan. 9 meeting


Workforce Housing Discussed in Delaware Comp Plan Process

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jan 3, 2020 at 10:52 AM

Dublin commission to hear proposals for housing projects for older residents


Workforce Housing Discussed in Delaware Comp Plan Process

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Jan 3, 2020 at 7:15 AM THISWEEK

Comprehensive plan’s update will guide Delaware in 2020, beyond


Grove City Apartments Get Approved

Treplus Communities proposed 105-unit Grove City housing development lands City Council approval


Dublin River Crossing Park Construction to Begin

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Dec 17, 2019 at 1:35 PM Updated Dec 17, 2019 at 2:32 PM

Work on eastern plaza of Dublin’s Riverside Crossing Park should begin soon


Dublin Considers Regulating Short-term Rentals

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Dec 17, 2019 at 1:35 PM Updated Dec 17, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Dublin looking to regulate short-term property rentals


Worthington Senior Housing Tabled

By OLIVIA MINNIER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Dec 12, 2019 at 10:15 PM

National Church Residences’ Stafford Village plan tabled by Worthington ARB


Groveport Interviewing for City Administrator

By SCOTT GERFEN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Dec 10, 2019 at 2:52 PM Updated Dec 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Six interviewed to be Groveport city administrator


Violet Township Development Director Resigns

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Dec 10, 2019 at 6:35 PM Updated Dec 11, 2019 at 12:25 PM

Violet Township development director Holly Mattei resigns


Jefferson Township Mixed Use Project Proposes JEDD

By MARLA K. KUHLMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Dec 16, 2019 at 5:35 PM Updated Dec 16, 2019 at 6:12 PM

Hearing set on JEDD between Jefferson Township, Whitehall


Northland Gets Two Multi-family Proposals

By GARY SEMAN JR. THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Dec 16, 2019 at 5:35 PM Updated Dec 16, 2019 at 6:58 PM

Nonprofits set sights on multifamily affordable housing in Northland


Delaware City Subdivision Proposal Approved

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Dec 13, 2019 at 8:00 AM Updated Dec 13, 2019 at 11:41 AM

Delaware homes OK’d after EPA declares closed landfill safe


Grove City SF Housing Development Plans Approved

Grove City Council OKs development plan for Beulah Park housing project


Hilliard Seeks Data Centers

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Dec 10, 2019 at 12:01 AM Updated Dec 10, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Hilliard making play for two more Amazon data-center complexes


Hilliard Alton Place Mixed Use Plan Tabled

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Dec 9, 2019 at 11:06 PM Updated Dec 10, 2019 at 6:13 PM


YIMBY Act shows housing activists make a difference

By: Jolie Milstein November 20, 2019 | Real Estate Weekl

The YIMBY Act would remove barriers to building more housing by fostering less-restrictive zoning, as-of-right development and faster permitting.


Delaware's Home Road Project Moving Forward

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Nov 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM Updated Nov 19, 2019 at 11:40 AM

Home Road (finally) pushes east of Route 23 in Lewis Center


Pickerington Elects Two New Council Members

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Nov 12, 2019 at 7:05 PM Updated Nov 13, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Winners in Pickerington council race gearing up for 2020


Hilliard Has New Council Member

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Nov 12, 2019 at 7:05 PM Updated Nov 13, 2019 at 12:29 AM

Nov. 5 election: Vermillion eager to join Marsh, others on Hilliard council


Liberty and Orange Elect New Trustees

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Nov 12, 2019 at 11:53 AM Updated Nov 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM

Newcomers ready to lead after Liberty, Orange township victories


Powell Council Race May Include Recount

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Nov 12, 2019 at 11:35 AM Updated Nov 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM

One of three Powell City Council seats likely headed for recount


Delaware City Annexation of Evan's Farms Property is Complex

THISWEEK By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Nov 15, 2019 at 7:30 AM

NCAs muddle proposed Evans Farm annexation into Delaware


Dublin Approves OSU Medical Center Rezoning

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Nov 4, 2019 at 8:45 PM

Dublin City Council OKs rezoning for Wexner Medical Center facilities


Gahanna Apartment Discussion Continues

By MARLA K. KUHLMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Nov 4, 2019 at 6:05 PM Updated Nov 4, 2019 at 6:41 PM

Mill Street apartment developer takes stand on agreement


Delaware councilman Shafer defends stance on planned development

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Nov 1, 2019 at 6:15 AM

Delaware Council Vice Mayor Defends Position


Powell and Liberty Township Election Update

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Oct 29, 2019 at 11:05 AM Updated Oct 29, 2019 at 11:51 AM

New leaders will join fray in Powell, Liberty Township after election


Grove City Commercial Plans Get Site Approval

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Oct 28, 2019 at 5:35 PM Updated Oct 28, 2019 at 6:40 PM Two companies will construc

Becknell, Tigerpoly have approval for Grove City site plans


New Albany Seeks Commercial Development from Utility Change

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Oct 21, 2019 at 6:35 PM Updated Oct 21, 2019 at 7:13 PM New Albany is augmenting

Development could flow from water-booster projects in New Albany


Dublin to Consider Rezoning Proposal for Medical Center

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Oct 29, 2019 at 12:05 PM Updated Oct 29, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Rezoning requested for Ohio State medical facilities in Dublin


Delaware County Developers Settle Legal Challenge

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Oct 25, 2019 at 12:01 AM Updated Oct 25, 2019 at 11:48 AM

Dispute over planned Sunbury-area amusement complex settled


Columbus Apartments to Fit Existing Utility Capacity


Apartments on old Kahoots site in north Columbus aren’t expected to overtax sewer lines


Grove City Supports Residents Seeking Skilled Trade

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Oct 21, 2019 at 6:05 PM Updated Oct 21, 2019 at 7:02 PM

Grove City extends help for those pursuing skilled trades


Dublin Considers Medical Center Incentives and Zoning

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Oct 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Dublin council to consider incentives, Ohio State Wexner rezoning


Worthington Residents Seek Land Purchase for Park, Not Development

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted Oct 15, 2019 at 7:05 PM Updated Oct 16, 2019 at 10:20 PM

Petitions ask Worthington to claim UMCH site and create park


Gahanna Apartments Questioned

By MARLA K. KUHLMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Oct 18, 2019 at 10:48 AM

Mill Street apartments session raises more questions for developer


Delaware City Raises Concern About Lot Sizes

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Oct 18, 2019 at 6:45 AM

Lot sizes at proposed Delaware development stir up dispute


Grove City's Beulah Park to Get New School

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 23, 2019 at 6:05 PM Updated Sep 23, 2019 at 7:31 PM

Beulah Park property deal dubbed ‘win-win’ for Grove City, South-Western City Schools


Grandview Crossing Gets Approval

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 23, 2019 at 6:05 PM Updated Sep 23, 2019 at 7:13 PM

Grandview Heights’ share of divided Grandview Crossing project advances


Grove City Mayor Election Update

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 23, 2019 at 6:05 PM Updated Sep 23, 2019 at 7:25 PM

Incumbent Ike Stage, former police chief Steve Robinette face off to be Grove City’s mayor


Grove City Council Election Update

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 23, 2019 at 6:05 PM Updated Sep 23, 2019 at 7:23 PM

Anderson, Buskirk and Holt seek to represent Grove City Council’s Ward 2


Powell Council Election Update

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 24, 2019 at 11:05 AM Updated Sep 24, 2019 at 11:25 AM

Powell council has room for three


Orange Township Election Update

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 24, 2019 at 11:05 AM Updated Sep 24, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Orange Township trustee faces two challengers Nov. 5


Dublin Council Election Update

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 24, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Dublin City Council race: Five candidates vying for three seats


Gahanna Council Election Update

By MARLA K. KUHLMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 23, 2019 at 6:05 PM Updated Sep 23, 2019 at 6:33 PM

Gahanna City Council: Five in running for three seats


Reynoldsburg Mayor Election Update

By KELLEY YOUMAN Posted Sep 23, 2019 at 6:05 PM Updated Sep 23, 2019 at 7:57 PM

Reynoldsburg mayor: Begeny, Cotner vying to succeed McCloud


YIMBY Proposal in Congress

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Reps. Heck and Hollingsworth Introduce YIMBY Act in House


Congressional Proposal Ties Funding to Zoning

reason| CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI | 9.16.2019 11:30 AM

New Bill Would Tie Federal Transit Funding to Local Zoning Reforms


Homebuilder Sentiment High, with Concerns for Future

CNBC PUBLISHED TUE, SEP 17 2019 10:00 AM EDTUPDATED TUE, SEP 17 2019 10:54 AM EDT Diana Olick

Homebuilder sentiment surges to highest level of the year, but there are warning signs


Experts: New housing construction shortage expected to last until 2022

HousingWire September 10, 2019 Julia Falcon

New home starts have yet to hit historical highs


Still building: Housing shortage will be with us for years to come

The Dallas Morning News By Steve Brown 7:15 AM on Sep 13, 2019

The U.S. is short more than 2 million homes as building activity still lags.


San Diego Mayor takes on NIMBY

WSJ By Mene Ukueberuwa Sept. 13, 2019 6:11 pm ET

As the cost of living spikes, Republican Kevin Faulconer wants to make housing affordable again—without crushing current homeowners.


Grove City to Host 2020 Parade of Homes

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 16, 2019 at 12:01 AM Updated Sep 16, 2019 at 6:37 PM

2020 BIA Parade of Homes will be at Grove City’s Beulah Park


Grove City Apartment Proposal Approved by Planning

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 16, 2019 at 5:05 PM

BIA Member, Treplus Communities, gets Grove City Planning Commission’s OK for Sugar Maple Commons


Hilliard to Interview 5 for City Manager

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 12, 2019 at 6:14 PM Updated Sep 17, 2019 at 11:38 AM

Hilliard set to interview five applicants for first city manager


New Albany Strategic Plan Process Update

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 16, 2019 at 5:05 PM Updated Sep 16, 2019 at 6:45 PM

New Albany maps strategic-plan update


Gahanna Apartments Proposed

By MARLA K. KUHLMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 16, 2019 at 5:05 PM Updated Sep 16, 2019 at 6:15 PM

Mill Street development plan proposes 128 apartments at Gahanna’s Creekside


Gahanna Agreement Reached on Pathway

By MARLA K. KUHLMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 17, 2019 at 10:17 AM Updated Sep 17, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Path from Jefferson Township’s Weldon to Gahanna’s Hannah Park moves forward


Reynoldsburg Columbus Boundary Line Adjusted

By KELLEY YOUMAN Posted Sep 16, 2019 at 5:05 PM Updated Sep 16, 2019 at 7:14 PM

Reynoldsburg council boundary-line adjustment of 4 acres on Brice Road


Whitehall Mixed Use Project Construction Underway

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 10, 2019 at 6:35 PM Updated Sep 11, 2019 at 12:19 PM

Whitehall’s Norton Crossing mixed-use development starting to rise


Upper Arlington Senior Options Expanding

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 3, 2019 at 7:05 PM Updated Sep 4, 2019 at 2:20 PM

First Community Village expansion begins in Upper Arlington


Dublin Updates CIP Plans

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 10, 2019 at 2:05 PM Updated Sep 10, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Transportation maintenance, infrastructure top Dublin’s CIP list


Dublin Approves Company's Incentive Package

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 5, 2019 at 12:01 AM Updated Sep 9, 2019 at 9:11 PM


New Albany Considering ADA Compliance Plans

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 9, 2019 at 5:05 PM Updated Sep 9, 2019 at 7:22 PM

New Albany leaders are making a plan to ensure the city is accessible for those with disabilities.


New Albany Focuses on Business Retention

By JENNIFER CHRYSLER Posted Sep 9, 2019 at 7:13 PM Updated Sep 9, 2019 at 7:17 PM

City Notes: Master planning, proactive services retain businesses in New Albany


Powell Selects New Finance Director

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 10, 2019 at 12:35 PM Updated Sep 10, 2019 at 1:31 PM

New director Karen Sybert takes Powell’s financial reins


Grove City Holds Up Mixed Use Plan

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 9, 2019 at 5:35 PM Updated Sep 9, 2019 at 6:59 PM

Bluegrass Park plan doesn’t cut it with Grove City Council


Dublin Approves Bridge Park TIF

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Sep 3, 2019 at 1:35 PM Updated Sep 3, 2019 at 2:03 PM

Dublin OKs TIF for hotel site parking garage in Bridge Park


Upper Arlington Redevelopment Includes Residential


Redevelopment of Upper Arlington’s Golden Bear Shopping Center to start in spring


Hilliard Sued Over Council's PUD Vote


Hilliard sued over 2016 council vote


Grove City Gets High Quality Bond Rating


Moody’s bond rating good news for Grove City leaders’ goals


High Rent Cities Not Building Enough Apartments


Some High-Rent California Cities Aren't Building Enough Apartments, And Zoning Is Part Of The Problem


San Jose Streamlines Permits, Approvals To Build Affordable Backyard ‘Granny Units’

By Kiet DoAugust 27, 2019 at 6:44 pm

San Jose Streamlines Permits


Worthington Senior Apartment Plans on Hold

National Church Residences leaders said they still are receiving feedback on plans for Stafford Village, and they anticipate presenting a new proposal before the end of the year.


Concepts for Beulah, Pinnacle parks forwarded for consideration

A vision for the development of community parks in the Beulah Park development, on the south side of Southwest Boulevard and in the Pinnacle development area off Holton Road near Buckeye Woods Elementary School, has been submitted to Grove City.


Hilliard named a defendant in federal lawsuit over 2016 council vote

The city of Hilliard is the defendant in a lawsuit filed Aug. 22, according to documents from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.


Pickerington Hires New City Manager

Pickerington has chosen a Violet Township official to become its next city manager. During a special meeting Aug. 23, Pickerington City Council voted unanimously to hire Greg Butcher.


Blacklick Subdivision Proposed

Fischer Homes is looking at another Central Ohio community.


NW Apartments Raise Sewer Concerns

Residents of the Knolls subdivision in northwest Columbus say they believe their neighborhood is under siege from the elements.


Dublin Bridge Park Getting Condo's

A $22 million investment to build 43 condominium units in Crawford Hoying’s Bridge Park development is expected to be ready for occupancy by summer or fall 2020.


Jefferson Township Trustees Approve Housing Plan

Jefferson Township trustees voted unanimously Aug. 15 to approve a controversial 40-unit housing development on Havens Corners Road in an effort to “keep the township whole.”


Sunbury Expected to Move to City Status

The village of Sunbury in the fall will mail copies of its proposed charter to about 2,310 residents who voted in the last election.


Pickerington Council Candidates Disqualified

Two residents who planned to run for seats on Pickerington City Council in the Nov. 5 general election have been ruled off the ballot after failing to collect the required number of valid signatures from registered voters.


Powell City Manager Retiring

Posted Aug 2, 2019 at 11:27 AM Updated Aug 2, 2019 at 11:34 AM

UPDATED: Steve Lutz, Powell city manager since 1996, to retire


Gahanna Working on Land Use Plan

By MARLA K. KUHLMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Aug 3, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Gahanna residents had chance to weigh in on city’s developing land-use plan


Powell Business Relocates to Delaware

ThisWeek By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Jul 26, 2019 at 6:15 AM

Powell’s Stronghold Construction finds space it needs in Delaware


Canal Winchester Considering Future Business Growth

By SCOTT GERFEN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jul 23, 2019 at 4:35 PM Updated Jul 23, 2019 at 6:58 PM

Canal Winchester: Focus goes beyond Canal Pointe


Reynoldsburg YMCA Adds to Community Amenities

ThisWeek By KELLEY YOUMAN Posted Jul 29, 2019 at 6:05 PM Updated Jul 29, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Reynoldsburg must dig deeper into pockets to keep YMCA promise


Cooper Stadium Proposal Includes Multi-Family

By Mark Ferenchik The Columbus Dispatch Posted Jul 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Another redevelopment proposal in works for Cooper Stadium site


MORPC seeking Input for ‘Far East Freeway,’ other projects

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is seeking public input on the proposed fix aimed at reducing congestion


Powell earmarks $5 vehicle-registration tax for roads

Powell City Council voted at its July 16 meeting to implement a $5 vehicle-registration tax


Dog-park talks put Brown’s Farm vote on hold for Grove City Council

A proposed amendment that would allow a developer to be reimbursed for the cost of creating a public dog park led to the postponement of the expected vote


Removal-for-cause hearing in Liberty Township begins with one complaint dismissed

Collecting more than 4,000 signatures was enough for Liberty Township residents to get a court hearing to try to remove two township trustees from office.


Delaware County's Berlin Township Industrial Park Moving Forward

A 2,000-acre business park in Berlin Township will fill a need, leaders say


NW Columbus Gets New Apartment Proposal

397 apartments proposed for Henderson at Olentangy River in northwest Columbus


Norwich Township adds 53 acres from Washington Township

The approximately 65 parcels are on the south side of Hayden Run Road, west of Cosgray Road and north of Homestead Park


Powell/Liberty Township Apartments Proposed

Development with 343 apartments proposed in Powell


Powell Considering Infrastructure Funding

Powell leaders ponder $5 vehicle fee for infrastructure fixes


Delaware City Planning Moves Offices

New bridge opens doors for Delaware’s planning department, residents


Hilliard Updates City Manager Hiring Process

Hilliard Headlines: Council has mapped hiring process for city manager


Columbus Apartments at Graceland on Hold

Clintonville leaders say Graceland project not materializing


Grove City Apartments Join Savings App

Grove City apartments join cash-savings rental app


Groveport Approves New Warehouse Development

Groveport City Council OKs warehouses on South Hamilton


Grandview Mayor Announces He is Not Running Again

Grandview Mayor Ray DeGraw will not seek fifth term


Grove City's Beulah Park Development Financing Now in Place

Beulah Park development: Agreement reached on financial deal


Jefferson Township Subdivision Hearing Continued

Updated: Hearing on Havens Corners housing plan in Jefferson Township continued


Grandview Considers Short-term Rental Registry

Grandview Heights leaders mull registry for short-term rentals


Columbus Re-Zoning Sign Pilot Underway

Columbus’ pilot program for zoning-notificiation signs gets first test


Hilliard Testing New Road Resurfacing Method

Eye on the Environment: Hilliard will test sustainable street-repaving method


Powell Downtown Intersection Changes Considered

With input in hand, Powell ready to move on Four Corners restrictions


Dublin Approves Job Incentives

Dublin council approves incentives for Quantum Health, others


Dublin Resident Survey Results

Survey: Dublin is an expensive place to live, but amenities, services appreciated


Groveport Considering New Warehouse Developments

Groveport City Council to vote on warehouse plans June 24


Clintonville Apartment Plans Revived

Clintonville leaders in dark on potential revival of Graceland apartment project


NW Columbus Apartments Moving Forward

Proposal for Reed Road apartments development expected to push ahead


Hilliard Considering Elimination of Partisan Council Races

Charter amendment to nix partisan Hilliard council elections inches toward ballot


Jefferson Township to Consider Subdivision Proposal

41-home subdivision on Jefferson Township trustees’ plate June 26


NW Columbus Kenny Road Apartments Moving Forward

Apartments on Kenney Road: Kahoots sale paves way for 218 units


Powell to Annex Land for Library Rather Than Private Development

Powell’s plan to annex future library land before council June 18


Hilliard Development Commission Approves Commercial Proposal

Commission OKs 852-unit, 3-story self-storage near Hilliard’s Cemetery Road


Dublin Considering Univar Package to Support Growth

Economic-incentives proposal for Dublin-based Univar Solutions could net 200 new jobs


Dublin Gaining Jobs from Columbus

Updated: Quantum Health explored Columbus options before looking to Dublin


New Albany Traffic Improvement on Hold

State Route 605-Walnut Street roundabout plan on ice for now


Groveport Traffic Improvement Dependent on Developer Participation

Toy, Swisher, Saltzgaber roads: County preparing updated plan for traffic issues


Reynoldsburg Administration Changes

Bill Sampson resigns as Reynoldburg’s public-services director


Columbus to Consider Traffic Changes on NE Side

Columbus looks to reorient traffic flow on service roads along East Dublin-Granville


Delaware Subdivision Going Forward



BIA Citizen of the Year Clyde

The public-service legacy of Clyde “Butch” Seidle was memorialized in the renaming of the former Hilliard East Municipal Pool on June 7. A renaming ceremony was held at the Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool, 4450 Schirtzinger Road.


Hilliard Commercial Rezoning Hears from Neighbors

Proposed Jerry Spears Funeral Home stirring up Hilliard residents


Northland Senior Project Gets Tax Credits

Tax credit gives green light to the senior-housing project in Northland


Columbus Starting Rezoning Signage Pilot

Columbus trying a pilot program to alert communities about rezoning requests


Dublin Selling Shier Rings Site

Dublin council OKs sale of Shier Rings site to Air Force One for $2.7M


Dublin Looking to Lure Columbus Employer

ThisWeek: Updated: Quantum Health explored Columbus options before looking to Dublin


Powell Considers Traffic Changes

ThisWeek: City Notes: Public participation forms core of strategic-plan update


New Albany Seeks Input on Planning

City Notes: Public participation forms core of the strategic-plan update


New Ohio House school-funding plan calls for sizable increases

Ohio schools would get a 10.5 percent funding increase over two years under a new formula devised by a bipartisan pair of House lawmakers and their informal committee of superintendents and treasurers.


BIA Commends School Funding Proposal

The Building Industry of Central Ohio (BIA) today commended a bipartisan policy proposal from two Ohio House members and a working group of school superintendents which would seek to remedy Ohio’s system of school funding, which currently sees less than 20 percent of schools funded at appropriate levels.


Houses in Franklin County affordable for typical worker

Typical workers in Delaware, Licking, and Fairfield counties are priced out of the market. Lack of housing and housing regulations have a big part to play in this issue.


Hilliard New Service Director Withdraws from Council Primary

Hilliard service director Albert Iosue withdrawing from City Council primary


Genoa Township Development's TIF to Help Fund Home Road Extension

Kerbler Project: Home Road extension OK’d as part of development


Home Road Extension Leads to Other Road Changes

Roads off Home to get makeover


Gahanna Considering New Land Use Plan

Land plan to replace nine others as Gahanna’s guide


Pickerington Location for Ohio Health Opens

OhioHealth Pickerington’s ‘short stay’ 12-bed unit opens


Groveport Madison Considers New School Site

Groveport Madison land buy depends on site studies


Worthington Working on Gateway Project

Worthington acquiring land for Northeast Gateway right of way


Upper Arlington Considering Vacant Commercial Sites

Upper Arlington leaders seek ways to combat ‘dark stores’


Bloomberg Calls for Improved Housing Market Conditions

Just as many millennials enter their home-buying years, the labor market is strong and interest rates are low.


FHA Change May Dampen Entry Market

BUILDER: New Total Mortgage Scorecard rules will likely delay and disqualify mortgages who may have been worthy borrowers.


Canal Winchester housing project shot down on council objections

Jon Melchi, executive director of BIA of Central Ohio, weighs in on how "Canal Winchester has effectively affected a housing moratorium."


Orange Township Development to Support Home Road Extension

Development will include Home Road extension in Orange Township


Powell Considers Infrastructure

Powell gathering info for new infrastructure-funds push


Powell and Liberty Township to Meet

Powell, Liberty Township move toward rare gathering


Dublin Housing Ready to Begin Construction

Pulte building 72-unit Autumn Rose Woods development


Hilliard Appoints New Council Member

Hilliard City Council appoints Omar Tarazi to replace Albert Iosue


Hilliard Proposal to Be Considered in April

Updated: Alton Place development won’t be considered by Hilliard officials until April 11


Columbus Subdivision Proposal Tabled

Columbus officials table 1,000-home proposal near Hilliard


Marble Cliff Apartments Evolving

Updated plan for Marble Cliff apartments result of ‘good evolution’


Rickenbacker Access on MORPC List

Rickenbacker access makes MORPC project list


LWV Considering Housing Affordability

League of Women Voters forum zooms in on affordable-housing hurdles


Powell Housing Study to Help Guide Decisions

Powell will treat housing study as guide, not edict


Liberty Township Replies to Powell Request

Liberty Township ‘working on’ Powell’s records requests


Hilliard Housing Proposal Delayed to April

Updated: Alton Place development won’t be considered by Hilliard officials until April 11


Hilliard Considering Council Replacement

Hilliard City Council will choose from among five to replace Albert Iosue


Grandview Development to Include Senior Apartments

Grandview’s slice of split development will start to rise this year


NW Columbus Delays Due to Apartment Concerns

NWCA: Reed Road project vote delayed again


Dublin Working on Agreement for 79 Acres with OSU

Tweaks sought in deal for Ohio State Wexner outpatient medical center


Pickerington Picks New Council Member

Jaclyn Rohaly appointed to Pickerington City Council


Route 33 Improvements Considered

Route 33 is on MORPC priority list once funding becomes available


Groveport to Add 600 Jobs

The Gap will add 600 jobs to its Groveport workforce


Constructing a community

BIA Trades at the Parade took place Friday, March 8 at Evans Farm to give area career center students a first-hand look at the homebuilding process. Nearly 150 students represented four surrounding trade schools.


New Albany Active Senior Housing Opening

New Albany’s senior-housing developments taking form


Powell and Liberty Township Tensions

UPDATED: Powell leaders to Liberty Township trustees: Let’s meet face to face


Delaware Considers Annexation

Delaware weighs costs, perks of annexing Berlin Township plot


Olentangy Watershed Mapping Plan Concluding

Green-space plan in works to help preserve Olentangy River watershed


Northland Approves Rezonings

Rezonings earn OK from Northland Community Council development panel


Canal Winchester Adds Tree Requirements

Canal Winchester code changes require more trees -- at developers’ expense


Hilliard Applications Received for Council Seat

Seven seek Albert Iosue’s seat on Hilliard City Council


Development Commission Next for Subdivision Proposal

Far West Area Commission rejects 1,000-home development proposal south of Hilliard


Grove City’s Beulah Park Phase One to Include Condos and Apartments

Beulah Park project nears starting gate


New Albany Expanding Business Park

New Albany adding 357.2 acres to its business park


Powell Study Calls for More Apartments

The city of Powell has unveiled a study commissioned through a market-analysis firm that details the types of housing and commercial developments the city needs.


Housing Starts Down 11.2 Percent in December; Post Yearly Gain

Housing starts fell 11.2 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.08 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department that was delayed due to the partial government shutdown.


Lack of New Housing Keeps Columbus from Fully Excelling

Business FIrst: Benchmarking Central Ohio: Affordability and youth are advantages against peer cities, but problems persist


Worthington Senior Plan Tabled

Worthington officials table plans for Stafford Village redevelopment


Grove City To Consider Residential Proposal

Grove City Council slates Feb. 19 vote on Farmstead land rezoning, annexation


New Albany Expands Water and Sewer

New Albany adding sewer and water lines to business park


Hilliard Council II

Albert Iosue’s resignation from Hilliard council leaves vacancy, election uncertainty


Hilliard May Have Primary for Council

Three Democrats, four Republicans certified to run for Hilliard City Council


Columbus Civic Association Not In Favor of Subdivision

1,000-home Columbus development south of Hilliard receives negative recommendation


Hilliard P&Z Gets 340 Acre Mixed Use Plan

Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission: Alton Place informally introduced, Jerry Spears Funeral Home rejected


Powell Mixed Use Annexation Considered

Work to annex potential future Powell library site begins


Large-scale ‘village center’ with housing and mixed-use elements proposed for Hilliard

Alton Place, with an estimated cost of $275 million, would occupy 360 acres at Roberts and Alton Darby Creek roads


Land trust has potential to create mixed-income neighborhood

Columbus-Franklin County land trust could create true mixed-income neighborhoods by ensuring affordable housing


Columbus home prices rose 5.1 percent

Most Ohio cities outpaced Columbus last year in home appreciation


Hilliard Service Director Retires

Updated: Hilliard service director and BIA Citizen of the Year, Butch Seidle will retire


Columbus Annexation in Hilliard Area Approved

Columbus annexes land for housing development south of Roberts Road, Hilliard


Worthington Apartments to Open in 2019

Granby Place apartments on Wilson Bridge in Worthington could open by fall


Grove City Residential Development Hearing Held

Grove City’s Farmstead development: Traffic study, more topics cleared up


Gahanna Income Tax Returns to Ballot

Gahanna council votes to put tax measure on May ballot


Columbus Area Commission Changes Upset Some

Area commissioners question proposed changes

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