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U.S. Multifamily Starts Fall 16% in September


Soaring lumber prices have helped constrain multifamily development, according to a new report on the housing market by Marcus & Millichap.


New home sales dip slightly in September, but remain strong going into fall

MarketWatch Published: Oct. 27, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. ET

The market for new homes typically cools in the fall, but sales are still running well ahead of last year’s pace


Grove City's Beulah Park Ready for City Park Work

Alan Froman ThisWeek group

Developer nudges Grove City to start components of Beulah central park


Delaware City Hires New City Attorney

Paul Comstock ThisWeek

Natalia Harris hits the ground running as Delaware's new city attorney


Reynoldsburg Revotes to Again Approve TIF

Kelley YoumanThisWeek

UPDATED: Waggoner Road project tax deal needs yet another Reynoldsburg council 'do over' vote


Worthington Mall Site Proposal Tweaked

Stephen Borgna ThisWeek group

High North proposal making its way through development process


Reynoldsburg City Council: Tax deal approved for M/I Homes project on Waggoner Road

Kelley Youman ThisWeek

Officials hope to leverage an estimated $20 million in TIF funds


Habitat workers forming union after pay cuts

Mark Ferenchik Columbus Dispatch USA TODAY NETWORK

Local Habitat for Humanity ReStore workers are unionizing over pay cuts and short-staffing during the COVID-19 pandemic


Home prices in Columbus area take a 16.5% leap

Jim Weiker Columbus Dispatch USA TODAY NETWORK

Home buyers paid $34,000 more than they paid in September for a Columbus-area home


Westerville city-manager search narrowed to three finalists

Marla K. Kuhlman ThisWeek group


Orange Township: North Road apartments plan tabled after residents oppose

Jim FischerThisWeek

Residents near North Road site voice opposition


Omaha Launches Tiny House Village

Omaha World Herald Cindy Gonzalez Oct 16, 2020

A tiny house village appears headed to north downtown


Average 30-year mortgage rate for purchase loans falls to another all-time low

Housing wire October 15, 2020, 10:00 am By Alex Roha

30-year fixed loan now 5 basis points below the original record set in September


U.S. Housing Starts Increase Amid Shift to Single-Family Homes

Bloomberg By Jarrell Dillard October 20, 2020, 8:35 AM EDT

Building permits were issued at fastest pace since 2007


Dublin Limits Property Owners Short-term Rentals

ThisWeek group Sarah Sole

Dublin City Council restricts short-term rentals to twice a year


Hilliard Data Center Site Agreement

A. Kevin Corvo ThisWeek group

City, school board agree to purchase option for likely data-center site


Reynoldsburg Apartment Properties Have New Maintenance Requirements

Kelley Youman ThisWeek

Reynoldsburg: City Council approves new property-maintenance rules


Developer plans 730 residences in Worthington

Jim Weiker Columbus Dispatch USA TODAY NETWORK

Lifestyle Communities this week submitted a 473-page plan to build 730 residences on the property, which once housed the United Methodist Children’s Home.


Westerville Mixed Use Considered for 58 Acres

Marla K. Kuhlman ThisWeek group

Otterbein proposes 'Uptown West' development off Cooper Road


Mt Carmel Site to Have Mixed Income

Columbus Business First By Carrie Ghose

New mixed-income housing on Mount Carmel West site brings 'optimism' for Franklinton businesses


Median Lot Size Declines to Record Low

NAHB Eye on Housing

The median lot size for homes sold in 2019 dropped to 8,177 square feet, or 0.188 of an acre.


Township residents asked for zoning input

Delaware Gazette By Gary Budzak

Berkshire Township Seeks Resident Input on Zoning


Grove City's Beulah Park Update

Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch

Beulah Park Living development races on in Grove City during the pandemic


Delaware Parks Launches Stream Restoration

Jim Fischer ThisWeek

McCammon Creek Park stream restoration underway in Orange Township


Columbus Affordable Rental Project Planned

By Tristan Navera – Columbus Business First Oct 4, 2020

Indianapolis developer Herman & Kittle proposes 284-unit apartment project in south Columbus


Apartment Construction is at a Five-Year Low

Millionacres Sep 29, 2020 by Lena Katz

Apartment Construction Dips


Liberty Township Passes Comprehensive TIF

Jim FischerThisWeek

Liberty Township: TIF could take tax ‘burden’ off residents


Region's Growth Still Projected

3M people still expected here by 2025


New Projects Announced Around County

By Tristan Navera – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Oct 6, 2020, 10:39am EDT

Crane Watch: New Central Ohio development hotspots emerged in September


Dublin Passes Capital Improvement Plans

Sarah Sole ThisWeek group

Dublin council slates $237.6 million in capital projects


Whitehall Development's Final Phase on Track for 2021

A. Kevin Corvo ThisWeek group

Norton Crossing’s final phase to rise in 2021


Housing Starts Gain Ground in July

By; Robert Dietz, NAHB Chief Economist (Eye on Housing)

Single-family housing permits and starts expanded in July as housing demand and construction remains a bright spot for the overall economy.


North Road project moves forward

By Dillon Davis - Delaware Gazette (August 14, 2020)

Plans are moving forward that will see North Road extended north from Shanahan Road to Peachblow Road.


Downtown Housing Projects Updated

By Mark Ferenchik The Columbus Dispatch By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted Aug 9, 2020 at 5:20 AM Updated Aug 9, 2020 at 11:56 AM

Downtown adds apartments, other projects despite coronavirus


Dublin Riverside Plaza Construction Continue

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Aug 10, 2020 at 5:05 PM

East plaza of Dublin’s Riverside Crossing Park could be finished next year


Reynoldsburg Considering TIF with Subdivision

By KELLEY YOUMAN Posted Aug 10, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Reynoldsburg City Council eyes TIF for M/I project on Waggoner Road


Jerome Township To Again Seek Fire Levy

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Aug 7, 2020 at 5:17 PM Updated Aug 7, 2020 at 5:40 PM

Jerome Township will ask again for fire levy on November ballot



Builder By Ali Wolf

Despite overall economic uncertainty, here's why housing appears to be getting stronger.


Jobsite Safety and Recordkeeping Guidance for Coronavirus


NAHB is a leading member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC)


Central Ohio Jobless Rates Improve and Lead the State

By Mark Williams The Columbus Dispatch Posted Jun 23, 2020 at 8:41 PM Updated Jun 24, 2020 at 7:13 AM

Jobless rates fall in Ohio metro areas in May


Delaware County Promotes Rte 23 Corridor

By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch Posted Jun 10, 2020 at 12:01 AM Updated Jun 12, 2020 at 9:56 AM

Delaware County rolls out ‘DC23’ branding for corridor


Hilliard Council Approves Alton Place

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 9, 2020 at 12:01 AM Updated Jun 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Hilliard City Council approves rezoning, developer’s agreement for Alton Place


Hilliard City Council approves rezoning, developer’s agreement for Alton Place

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 9, 2020 at 12:01 AM Updated Jun 9, 2020 at 8:18 AM

The vote came after a more than three-hour discussion


New Albany Approves Residential Annexation

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 2, 2020 at 7:23 PM Updated Jun 2, 2020 at 7:40 PM

New Albany City Council approves 63.5-acre annexation for housing development


Delaware City Wrestles w/ Small Business Loan Program

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted May 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Some Delaware leaders favor homegrown loan program over county’s version


New Albany council mulls 63.5-acre annexation for housing development

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted May 19, 2020 at 7:12 PM Updated May 20, 2020 at 2:20 PM

A residential developer wants to build an empty-nester housing development on land at Central College Road and Jug Street


Columbus approves first four buildings for massive Scioto Peninsula project

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted May 26, 2020 at 10:05 AM Updated at 8:46 AM


Hilliard commission approves apartment complex on Riggins Road

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted May 26, 2020 at 12:01 AM Updated May 26, 2020 at 2:32 PM

The complex includes a clubhouse, an outdoor pool and 10 detached garages


Will NE Ohio Consider Government Consolidations in Response to Financial Pressures? Posted May 04, 2020

Economic woes spawned by coronavirus crisis resurrecting talk of mergers, regional cooperation


Groveport Purchases Property for Development

By SCOTT GERFEN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted May 4, 2020 at 5:05 PM Updated May 5, 2020 at 11:43 AM

Officials hope site purchase will attract development to Groveport


Delaware County Details Small Business Support Programs

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Apr 22, 2020 at 3:20 PM Updated Apr 22, 2020 at 3:25 PM

Cash earmarked for Delaware County small businesses, individuals


Berkshire Township hires Vaughn as new administrator

Delaware Gazette By Gary Budzak

Vaughn said he was most recently the administrator for Clinton Township



Builder April 06, 2020

Real estate agents are finding new ways to get the job done.


Liberty Township Trustees Files Lawsuit in Aftermath of EMS Issues

Delaware Gazette April 9, 2020 By Glenn Battishill

Gemperline files lawsuit against petition organizers


Tax-sharing deal for Evans Farm gets nod from Orange, Concord townships

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Apr 6, 2020 at 5:35 PM Updated Apr 7, 2020 at 2:03 PM

Orange Township trustees unanimously approved the creation of the tax district at its March 16 meeting.


Upper Arlington Council Has Livestream Option

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 23, 2020 at 6:05 PM

Upper Arlington’s April council meetings canceled for now; livestreams an option


Reynoldsburg Council to Get Proposed New Zoning Code

By KELLEY YOUMAN Posted Mar 19, 2020 at 6:23 PM Updated Mar 19, 2020 at 6:39 PM

Reynoldsburg Planning Commission OKs new zoning code; City Council gets final say


Clintonville Area Commission Elections Impacted

By ANDREW KING THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 19, 2020 at 5:19 PM Updated Mar 19, 2020 at 5:21 PM

COVID-19 scuttles Clintonville Area Commission hopefuls’ in-person option


Hilliard council grants city manger emergency powers related to coronavirus pandemic

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 16, 2020 at 9:18 PM

The measure is related to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has brought sweeping action statewide in an effort to contain the spread of the disease.


Orange Township to Consider JEDD for Evans Farm

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 9, 2020 at 6:35 PM Updated Mar 9, 2020 at 8:15 PM

Orange Township: JEDD could bolster Evans Farm’s town center


Columbus Apartment Plan Being Revised

By Mark Ferenchik The Columbus Dispatch Posted Mar 5, 2020 at 2:01 PM

Developer revising plans for Olde Towne East apartment project


Columbus Sewer Tunnel to Help Future Redevelopment


New tunnel project might give northwest Columbus residents relief from sewer woes


Reynoldsburg Main Street Changes Considered

Reynoldsburg council to vote on moving forward with East Main Street project


Canal Winchester Selects Council President

By SCOTT GERFEN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 2, 2020 at 6:35 PM Updated Mar 3, 2020 at 1:55 PM

Mike Walker elected Canal Winchester City Council president on split vote


Grove City Working on Infrastructure Planning

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 6, 2020 at 7:35 PM Updated Mar 9, 2020 at 6:45 PM

Grove City officials developing strategies for road projects


Worthington Approves Senior Housing Rezoning

By GARY SEMAN JR. THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 19, 2020 at 5:38 PM Updated Feb 20, 2020 at 2:03 PM

UPDATED: Worthington City Council approves Stafford Village redevelopment


Benjamin King feels welcome as Groveport’s new administrator

By SCOTT GERFEN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 24, 2020 at 6:35 PM Updated Feb 24, 2020 at 7:07 PM

King had been Pataskala’s city administrator since 2014


Violet Township Rezoning Scheduled

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 24, 2020 at 6:35 PM Updated Feb 24, 2020 at 7:15 PM

Rezoning for 269-house development in Violet Township is rescheduled

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