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JEDD eyed as step toward reviving mall, West Side

West Side News

Anything that contributes to economic success on the West Side is a good thing as far as Franklin County's economic development and planning director is concerned.

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City Council unanimously OKs annexation pact

Pickerington Times-Sun

At a third reading of legislation, Pickerington City Council voted unanimously to approve an annexation agreement for the Smith/Sanders properties Feb. 17, which means 36 acres of land located to the southeast of the Refugee and Pickerington roads intersection in Violet Township will annex into the city of Pickerington.

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Invalid petition means no City Council primary is needed

Hilliard Northwest News

No Republican primary for Hilliard City Council will be needed May 5 because the petition of the lone challenger to the incumbents, Robert Stepp, was deemed invalid Feb. 17 by the Franklin County Board of Elections.

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New Community Authority hearing to be held March 19

Dublin Villager

Dublin City Council members Feb. 17 approved a petition from developer Crawford Hoying to establish an NCA in the Bridge Street District and set a public meeting on its creation for March 19.

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Quirky Four Corners defies improvement efforts

Olentangy Valley News

Traffic congestion at intersection caused by uncommon combo of issues; Powell hopes firm can find solutions

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Olentangy superintendent will retire in August

Olentangy Valley News

Olentangy Local School District Superintendent Wade Lucas announced Thursday, Feb. 19, he will retire from the district before the start of the next school year.

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MORPC study supports city's development plans

Reynoldsburg News

Development Director Dan Havener says Reynoldsburg has its eye on the Brice Road and Main Street corridors as prime spots to be redeveloped for mixed-uses -- and that fits right into what the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission predicts will be needed.

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City looks at tools to help with Bridge Street District

Dublin Villager

Dublin is looking into an economic development tool never used in the city before. City Council was slated to meet this week to take the first steps towards creating a New Community Authority to encourage development in the Bridge Street District.

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County revisits idea of Big Walnut Road interchange

Olentangy Valley News

Study results, federal approval, cost stand in way of long-discussed project to build new I-71 exit

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Delaware Place addition will include retail, new plans show

Delaware News

More housing for senior citizens also coming to former hotel site

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Violet trustees agree to annexation pact with city

Pickerington Times-Sun

The Violet Township Board of Trustees voted 2-1 Feb. 4 to approve an annexation agreement with the city of Pickerington, clearing one more hurdle for the possible future commercial development of the Smith/Sanders properties located to the southeast of the Refugee and Pickerington Roads intersection.

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City, developer draw up 'road map' for Hickory Chase land

Hilliard Northwest News

Hilliard and California-based Greenwich Investors Hickory Chase have reached an agreement for a mixed-use development on 85 acres off Davidson Road.

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Condo developer waits for revision of Powell's comprehensive plan

Olentangy Valley News

Supporters of recently passed charter change ask city to reject zoning request that would allow 39 condos

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Next community-authority hearing slated Feb. 17

New Albany News

New Albany City Council on Feb. 3 held a public hearing on the creation of a second community-authority taxing district for 742 acres in the Licking County portion of the International Personal Care and Beauty Campus and land south of state Route 161 designated as a future business campus.

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County asks high court to dismiss JEDD lawsuit

Delaware News

Delaware County has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at getting a referendum on Berkshire Township's joint economic development district on the May ballot.

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Republican primaries likely for 5 elective offices

Reynoldsburg News

Reynoldsburg Republicans will see primary elections May 5 for city attorney, three council seats and council president, if the Franklin County Board of Elections certifies all the petitions filed by the Feb. 4 deadline.

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Stonehenge pursuing lawsuit against Gahanna-Jefferson

Rocky Fork Enterprise

A trial assignment is scheduled in March in Franklin County Commons Pleas Court related to a civil case filed in April 2013 against the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education, G-J treasurer Julio Valladares and former G-J Superintendent Gregg Morris.

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Four Republicans declare candidacy for City Council

Hilliard Northwest News

Hilliard City Council's three incumbents likely will have a challenger in the May 5 Republican primary election, one of the rare partisan primaries in central Ohio.

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TIF deal has local leaders seeking assent

Hilliard Northwest News

Hilliard city and school district officials are continuing to discuss a revenue-sharing agreement for a tax-increment-financing district connected to the Square at Latham Park, a proposed mixed-use development on the western edge of the city.

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Delaware joins Olentangy in its approval of TIF

Olentangy Valley News

Agreement will allow financing district to help pay for planned northern leg of thoroughfare

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Company aims to provide good homes for active military

Grove City Record

After leaving the military, one local veteran decided she wanted to help those still in the service. Last summer, Grove City resident and retired Lt. Col. Mary Titus founded Hero Havens Deluxe Family Homes.

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Rezoning decision delayed for major development

New Albany News

Plans for a major project at the state Route 161-Hamilton Road interchange that would include 600 apartments, acres of commercial property and...

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Petitioners sue Delaware County Board of Elections over JEDD ruling

Delaware News

A group of petitioners that wants a referendum on Berkshire Township’s joint economic development district to appear on the May ballot has taken its fight to the Ohio Supreme Court.

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Idea of fourth high school splits Olentangy residents

Olentangy Valley News

A recent survey of Olentangy Local School District residents shows more oppose the construction of a new high school than support it.

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Dublin: Builders report appliances are stolen from job sites

Dublin Villager

Appliances were reported stolen recently from two houses being built in Dublin.

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Builder Confidence Holds Steady in January

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes declined one point to 57, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released today.

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Could Germain Amphitheater site become an urban village?

The Columbus Dispatch

Developers envision a town-center-style project on the former site of Germain Amphitheater — a place where residents can walk to work and stores.

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County leaders plan Home Road's future as traffic builds up

Delaware News

First up: Road will be realigned, turn lanes added; work could extend into next decade

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Galena leaders explore split from township

Delaware News

Move comes in response to merger efforts that could affect development near interstate

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Ohio Safety Congress & Expo Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) 2015 Safety Congress and Expo (OSC15), the largest and longest-running occupational...

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