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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 most in-person committee and council meetings and related activities through March 1st, 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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Pataskala officials on development: 'Change is coming'; western part of county 'hot'

By Craig McDonald/ Newark Advocate

Significant development is coming Pataskala’s way and officials are positioning the far-west Licking County city to achieve the right balance of growth while not sacrificing the rural feel so valued by present residents.


Lancaster City Council examines rezoning ordinance to allow developers use of CRA and more housing

By: Barrett Lawlis / Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

The ordinance was introduced at the beginning of February. If approved, it would permit triplex homes, one building with three separate family units, within the community reinvestment area approved by council in June 2019.


Extension granted, project shown at Sunbury P&Z

By Gary Budzak/ Delaware Gazettte

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February 19 - March 17, 2021

BIA Foundation March Madness Fundraiser

March 3, 2021

PWB Council Meeting (open to non-members) first meeting free

Zoom (Council Meeting At Home)

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BIA & TraLaMa Partnership

BIA & TraLaMa Partnership

The BIA is pleased to announce a new membership benefit and partner to address labor and workforce challenges in our market.

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