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Metro Development LLC is building on a legacy of more than 55 years in the making. Formed in 2008, the goal was to develop multifamily communities and extended stay projects. Since then they have delivered some of the region’s most reputable projects such as Lincoln Pointe, Gage Crossing and Emerson Park. Having more than 1,500 units under construction at any given time, Metro Development creates accommodations of all sizes to fit the unique needs of communities and specific sites.

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Coronavirus Update from Executive Director Jon Melchi:

Dear Valued BIA Member,

The BIA has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus, its potential impact on members of the association and central Ohio. This is a rapidly developing issue impacting personal and professional activities worldwide.

Because of the current circumstances that we face, the BIA has canceled all in-person committee and council meetings and related activities through at least April 30th, and our staff is currently operating in a remote office capacity during this period. While activities may be temporarily canceled, please continue to work with and reach out to BIA staff as you would during standard business operations. Let me reiterate that the association is fully functioning and operational and our staff is working and accessible.

Additionally, knowing the potential impact of closures and changes to standard procedures by local governments, the BIA is reaching out to municipalities to determine how activities related to inspections, permitting, plan submission and zoning hearings may be impacted in the near term. Please bookmark this page for regular updates from our local government partners.

Our association is here to serve our members, so do not hesitate to reach out if the BIA can be of service to you or your company in the coming days and weeks.

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NAHB: Protect Your Business

NAHB is committed to helping home building businesses impacted by the coronavirus and will continuously update this set of resources as more information becomes available.


5 Indicators That Will Show When the Housing Market is Rebounding from COVID-19

Housing Wire April 7, 2020, 6:31 pm By Logan Mohtashami

Insights on where the 10-year-yield needs to be and more


Coronavirus In Ohio: Homebuilding Industry Prepares For Long-Term Fallout


(Jon) Melchi says the current economic situation could lead more people in the future to consider homeownership.

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April 10, 2020

Webinar: Changes to Ohio's Public Meeting Law's. What does it mean?

via Zoom conferencing (Registration required)

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Where were you on National Chili Day?

The BIA had their very own Chili Cook-Off hosted by Custom Distributors.

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