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BIA announces new fall timing for 2015 Parade of Homes

The Building Industry Association (BIA) of central Ohio announced today this year’s BIA Parade of Homes is slated for Sept. 19-Oct. 4.

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Joint Economic Forecast

Over 750 central Ohio real estate industry professionals gathered at the Aladdin to hear Dr. Ted Jones (Chief Economist, Stewart Title) offer insights on the 2015 economy. In addition, Kenny McDonald (CEcD, Columbus 2020) provided a pipeline update.

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Powell may give condos a shot at Powder Room site

Olentangy Valley News

Zoning commission OKs plan for 47 units; new roadway in works

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Commission OKs Riggins Road apartments

Hilliard Northwest News

An Arizona-based developer plans to bring the style of the southwest to Hilliard via a 470-apartment development on the north side of Riggins Road just west of Britton Parkway.

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Plan for offices, warehouses gets nod after revisions

Olentangy Valley News

Powell's Planning and Zoning Commission gave its initial approval last week to a scaled-down office and warehouse development proposed for a site near the city's downtown.

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Commission rejects model unit for Oak Grove

Rocky Fork Enterprise

The Gahanna Planning Commission gave a resounding no to a request by Schottenstein Homes to build a model home for the 13-lot Oak Grove of Gahanna off North Stygler Road.

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Legal disputes force Creekside into receivership

Rocky Fork Enterprise

For the second time is its seven-year history, the private portions of Gahanna's Creekside are in court-ordered receivership from foreclosure proceedings.

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Residents asked to help 'refine details' of new plan

Westerville News & Public Opinion

Work on 'Imagine Westerville' nearing the finish line: adoption by City Council

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Elections board, city, township all protest ruling

Delaware News

Supreme Court says board was wrong to throw out signatures that could've allowed May 5 referendum

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Mount Carmel moving inpatient hospital, 1,500 jobs to Grove City

This Week

Mount Carmel Health Systems is moving its inpatient hospital and 1,500 jobs from Franklinton to Grove City. It had a presence in Franklinton for nearly 130 years.

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Commission gives its nod to rezoning request

Olentangy Valley News

Plans for an Amazon subsidiary's massive data center in Orange Township gained an initial approval last week as the company also moved forward on projects in Dublin and Hilliard.

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Redevelopment, looking to future top city agenda

Dublin Villager

The Bridge Street District is expected to ignite a new kind of development for Dublin's future.

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Northland council OKs Hamilton Road-Route 161 rezoning

New Albany News

The Northland Community Council development committee gave its blessing last month to a rezoning for more than 18 acres near the Hamilton Road-state Route 161 interchange.

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County elections board certifies 40 candidates

West Side News

The Franklin County Board of Elections has certified 40 candidates for the May primary election, meaning Columbus voters will see a full slate of candidates for mayor, city council and school board in the non-partisan primary.

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Ward led county through ‘difficult, wonderful’ era

Delaware News

Jim Ward is being remembered as a man who helped oversee 12 years of growth in Delaware County as a county commissioner.

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BIA Home & CondoQuest offers diverse options for home buyers

The region’s largest open house features dozens of new properties

The BIA of Central Ohio announced today its annual Home & CondoQuest will take place April 18-19 and 25-26, noon to 6 p.m. The free open house event gives prospective buyers the chance to scope out the area’s best selection of new homes and condos in neighborhoods all across central Ohio.

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M/I gets final approval for 'Bingham Ridge' plans

Westerville News & Public Opinion

Formerly 'The Ravines,' the subdivision has a new name, in honor of the family that used to farm the land

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Rezoning earns development committee nod

New Albany News

The Northland Community Council development committee gave its blessing last week to a major rezoning for more than 18 acres near the Hamilton Road-state Route 161 interchange.

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City seeks applicants for planning commission

Reynoldsburg News

Predominantly Republican city officials in Reynoldsburg are looking for Democrats or independents to fill vacancies on the city planning commission.

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Ohio Supreme Court says elections board was wrong to toss signatures

Olentangy Valley News

Township voters could decide on taxation deal in May if five valid signatures are found

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City's 'historic' vote clears way for road's extension

Delaware News

The $56 million project to extend Sawmill Parkway into the city of Delaware is now in Delaware County's hands.

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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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