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The BIA of Central Ohio closely follows news reports, industry trends and community information on behalf of our industry. We are also a trusted source for the media, and are frequently contacted to share our expertise for news stories.

BIA's Latest Opportunity for Members - Builder's Boneyard

Donate your unwanted items

Declutter your office, showroom and warehouse of unwanted items and products.

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BIA's Newest Builder Benefit

List Your Homes for Free

BIA is pleased to announce a new partnership with Builders Digital Experience (BDX) to help builder members list their homes online for FREE.

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BIA's General Meeting Attracts a Crowd

Presentations by Columbus 2020 & MORPC

The news was all positive for the growth potential in Central Ohio.

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270/33 Communication Begins

This Week Community News - West Side News

Powell City Council approved final plans for a senior living community last week after its developer pledged to expand sewer capacity at the site.

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Virginia Homes Benefits James Cancer Center

This Week Community News - Dublin Villager

As a board member of the James Cancer Hospital Foundation board, Charles Ruma sees the valuable research going on there.

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JEDZ Suit Filed

ThisWeek Community News - Licking County News

A business in a proposed joint-economic development zone in Licking County is suing to keep the JEDZ off an Aug. 5 special-election ballot.

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Sunbury Administrator Retires

ThisWeek Community News - Delaware News

Powell City Council's discussion of a controversial apartment project near the city's downtown area was tabled last week for the third time this year.

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Powell Approves Senior Housing

This Week Community News - Olentangy Valley News

Powell City Council approved final plans for a senior living community last week after its developer pledged to expand sewer capacity at the site.

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Powell Again Tables Apartments

ThisWeek Community News - Olentangy Valley News

Powell City Council's discussion of a controversial apartment project near the city's downtown area was tabled last week for the third time this year.

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Hilliard Considers Apartments

This Week Community News - Hilliard Northwest News

Hilliard City Council members are poised to accept a developer's agreement with F2, a company proposing to build 176 apartments on 13 acres purchased from the Glenmont Christian Science nursing home at 4599 Avery Road.

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Nationwide Realty Buying Byers Land

Bix Journals

Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. has staked a claim in East Franklinton, putting the 8-acre Byers Chevrolet property at 555 W. Broad St. in contract.

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Pataskala Interviewing Administrator Candidates

ThisWeek Community News - Licking County News

Pataskala's ad hoc search committee is scheduling interviews next week with six of the 17 candidates who applied for the city administrator position.

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Fischer Homes, Minerva Park continue annexation, zoning talks for Minerva Lake Golf Club

Biz Journals

Those who enjoy the par-69 course should be able to tee it up for the rest of the 2014 season at Minerva Lake Golf Club.

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Olentangy Schools Consider State Funding Challenge

ThisWeek Community News - Olentangy Village News

Olentangy Local School District officials project the district will reach 20,000 students over the course of the next five years.

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Liberty Township Housing Planned

Biz Journals

Dominion Homes Buys Land in Liberty Township for 139-Lot Single Family Subdivision

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Powell Senior Housing Considered

ThisWeek Community News - Olentangy Village News

Provisions for sewer service, parking space top the list of items to address

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Dublin Bridge Street Plans

ThisWeek Community News - Dublin Villager

Crawford Hoying's plan for 2.5 million square feet of mixed-use development off Riverside Drive in Dublin could begin construction as soon as November.

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Trinity Home Builders building a new home for an injured veteran

Looking for subs and suppliers to help with this project

Trinity Home Builders is working with Homes for our Troops (HFOT) to help Army SSG Jack Gibson to have a new home that is both livable and functional.

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Prairie Township Apartments Sold

ThisWeek Community News - West Side News

When the chief operating officer of the company that owned Metro West said in March a buyer was interested in purchasing the troubled apartment complex located at 4312 Westport Road, Prairie Township Administrator Tracy Hatmaker was skeptical

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Etna Township Considers JEDZ

ThisWeek Community News - Licking County News

Etna Township will host an information session on a proposed joint economic-development zone at 6 p.m. Monday, May 5, at Etna Township Hall, 81 Liberty St.

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Jefferson Township Fire Levy Will Be Back

ThisWeek Community News - Rocky Fork Enterprise

Jefferson Township trustees Wednesday morning, May 7, wasted no time getting a fire levy back on the ballot.

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Violet Township Considers Commercial Variance

ThisWeek Community News - Pickerington Times-Sun

The decision about whether to grant a conditional-use permit and several variances for a proposed 97,000 square-foot storage facility on southeast corner of Milnor and Refugee Roads in Violet Township is now in the hands of Violet Township's Board of Zoning Appeals.

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Union County's Phillips Honored

ThisWeek Community News - Marysville News

As Union County's top economic development official, Eric Phillips plays a key role in attracting and retaining local businesses. For the next year, he will use his knowledge to benefit a wider audience as chairman of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

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Franklin County Auditor Starts New Audits

ThisWeek Community News - New Albany News

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Hilliard Multifamily Plan Postponed

ThisWeek Community News - Hilliard Northwest News

The proposed multifamily residential development west of the Davidson Run subdivision won't be on the Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission's May 8 agenda.

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Dublin/Jerome Township Annexation Pact

ThisWeek Community News - Dublin Villager

Fire and emergency medical services service problems in Tartan Ridge could soon be a thing of the past.

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Delaware Single Family Home Plan

ThisWeek Community News - Delaware News

Delaware City Council gave preliminary approval last week to the development of more than 300 new homes on land annexed from Delaware Township more than a decade ago.

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Delaware County Commissioner Race Goes to Lewis

ThisWeek Community News

Genoa Township Trustee Barb Lewis said her win in the Delaware County board of commissioners’ Republican primary was a win for supporters of a more-inclusive county GOP.

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Gahanna Hires Dep. Development Director

ThisWeek Community News - Rocky Fork Enterprise

Gahanna has hired Michael Blackford as deputy director of planning and development.

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Pickerington Annexation Disputed

ThisWeek Community News - Pickerington Times-Sun

The city of Pickerington has officially filed a "Petition for Annexation" for 195.28 acres located in Violet Township, paving the way for what the city hopes is the eventual commercial development of the east Refugee Road corridor.

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