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Powell referendum survives protest hearing

Olentangy Valley News

Although the Delaware County Board of Elections last week invalidated almost 200 petition signatures, Powell residents still will have a chance to vote this fall on a zoning change for a planned condominium complex.

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City Council approves Pointe legislation as emergency action

Hilliard Northwest News

Residents express displeasure at public hearing before Hilliard leaders rezone land for 218 apartments and implement TIF

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As county sewer system ages, leaders gather info

Delaware News

Engineering firm hired to oversee revision of decade-old sewage plan

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New county commissioner says he awaits 'good challenges'

Olentangy Valley News

The Delaware County Republican Party Central Committee voted Aug. 11 to appoint Jeffrey Benton to serve out the remainder of former Commissioner Ken O'Brien's term.

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Elliott Road rezoning application postponed to October

Hilliard Northwest News

The Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission on Aug. 13 unanimously voted to postpone a rezoning application for the proposed construction of 283 single-family residences on the east side of Elliott Road, north of Scioto Darby Road.

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Advocates say TIFs boost city's economy

Hilliard Northwest News

The use of tax-increment-financing districts was not common at the start of 2000s, but in recent years, Hilliard has used TIFs for the construction of arterial roads and to build linchpin developments.

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Commission OKs assisted living facility’s plans

Pickerington Times-Sun

The Pickerington Planning and Zoning Commission Aug. 11 approved, by a 6-1 vote, a final development plan for the Spectrum Assisted Living Facility on the northwest corner of Diley Road and Hill Road North.

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City Council working on land acquisition, incentive plans

Dublin Villager

With the passage of the Bridge Park development agreement last week, Dublin City Council members took other action in the area.

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Here are the hottest areas for new homes in Central Ohio – COUNTDOWN

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Marysville Council Contested

Three city council seats contested, three seek two school board seats.

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Pickerington Housing Proposal Reshaped

Hearing on development will resume August 19.

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Dublin City Council Races Contested

Six running for three at-large City Council seats.

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Powell Rezoning Delayed

Builder aims for density on land just outside more-restrictive downtown area.

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Hilliard Rezoning Postponed

Planner: Elliott Road rezoning application will be postponed.

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Powell Referendum Challenged

Board of elections scrutinizing petitions to decide if fall ballot's referendum attempt is valid.

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Township leaders push city to change annexation rule

Delaware News

Troy Township officials have asked Delaware City Council to reconsider its annexation policy for township property owners who want access to city utilities.

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NAHB Calls on EPA to Terminate Water Rule Following Corps' Revelation

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately withdraw final regulations that would dramatically expand the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act.

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New Home Closing Rules Take Effect This October

Closing on your new home is an exciting time — but it also can be an overwhelming process. Home buyers are usually required to sign a seemingly endless pile of documents, most of which are written in terminology not used outside of the housing industry and that can be complicated to understand.

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Delaware County names economic development director

This Week

Delaware County commissioners voted to hire Upper Arlington’s chief economic development official today, July 23, to a similar position in the county.

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Residents irked by proposed housing development changes

Pickerington Times-Sun

Heron Crossing, a proposed 180-unit housing development planned by M/I Schottenstein Homes for a 109-acre tract in Violet Township, is undergoing consideration by the Violet Township Board of Trustees.

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At long last, road will stretch north

Olentangy Valley News

After decades of planning and discussion, Delaware County will break ground this week on a project to extend Sawmill Parkway north into the city of Delaware.

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Housing designed to draw empty-nesters, young professionals

Dublin Villager

Apartments have drawn attention during the final steps toward making Bridge Park a reality.

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Crawford Hoying officials anxious to begin construction

Dublin Villager

Construction on Bridge Park could start in August. Dublin City Council members last week heard the first reading of an economic development agreement with developer Crawford Hoying and the passage of the agreement would trigger the start of construction.

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Pizzuti plan for City Hall apartments approved

Grove City Record

After more than a decade in the wings, the vacant lumberyard in the Town Center is closer to being developed.

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New EPA water rules spark worries

The Columbus Dispatch

It might seem odd that local agencies responsible for protecting and improving soil and water would oppose new federal clean-water rules.

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Multifamily Surge Pushes Housing Starts Up 9.8 Percent in June

Led by a steep jump in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts rose 9.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.174 million units in June, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

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Fate of Powder Room site rests with city voters

Olentangy Valley News

Referendum on fall ballot could reverse council's decision to allow planned condominium complex

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Economic pact would include $43.1M from city

Dublin Villager

Dublin City Council this week heard the first reading of an economic development agreement for Bridge Park that includes a $43.1 million investment from the city.

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155-home development plan postponed

Hilliard Northwest News

The Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission on July 9 postponed until November an application for 155 single-family residences near Davidson and Leppert roads.

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Commission stands in favor of Pizzuti plan

Grove City Record

The Grove City Planning Commission voted 4-0 last week to recommend approval of the final development plan for the apartments in the vacant lumberyard behind City Hall, 4035 Broadway.

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