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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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Residents ask for restaurants, traffic solutions

Delaware News

But survey reveals 'sophisticated electorate' not overly concerned with any one issue, officials say

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Newcomers may challenge council incumbents

Marysville News

Four local incumbents have picked up petitions to run for re-election in November, according to the Union County Board of Elections, and a fifth is expected to do so soon.

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Liberty Twp. set to interview administrator finalists

The Delaware Gazette

Liberty Township trustees have whittled their list of candidates for the township administrator’s job by one-third.

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O’Brien resigns commission seat

The Delaware Gazette

Delaware County Commissioner Ken O’Brien on Tuesday officially resigned his seat. O’Brien, who has served as a commissioner since he was elected in 2008, said the decision was necessary due to changes in the state’s public employee retirement systems.

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Commissioner O’Brien resigning

The Delaware Gazette

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Proposed TIF change incites debate

Hilliard Northwest News

A proposal to amend a tax-increment-financing-district agreement for the Hickory Chase property drew criticism from several residents and a sharp rebuttal from Mayor Don Schonhardt earlier this week.

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Annexation moves Powell development closer to fruition

Olentangy Valley News

Powell City Council voted last week to annex about 7 acres into the city from Liberty Township ahead of the development of an assisted-living complex.

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Stage, Bowshier, Grossman will seek re-election in fall

Grove City Record

Grove City Mayor Richard "Ike" Stage will seek a third consecutive and fifth overall four-year term on this fall's ballot.

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Vornbrocks to gain new perspective as grand marshals

Dublin Villager

This year the Vornbrocks will ride in the parade and wear sashes at the concert as the 2015 Independence Day grand marshals.

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City takes first step to annex more land in Jersey Township

New Albany News

New Albany City Council approved an annexation agreement June 16 with Jersey Township for 140 acres north of state Route 161, south of Jug Street and between Harrison and Cobb roads.

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Commission's concerns hold up senior housing

Olentangy Valley News

Powell commissioner questions traffic statistics; officials ask for more info on planned paths, tunnel

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Rezoning plan gets nod, goes to City Council

Hilliard Northwest News

Vision Development adds business district, cuts apartments to 218

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Planning commission approves first phase plans

Dublin Villager

The first phase of Bridge Park won approval from the Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission last week.

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Annexation of 38.6-acres clears final hurdle

Pickerington Times-Sun

City and Violet Township agree to an 18-month moratorium on development of the land

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Council approves list of Beulah projects

Grove City Record

Grove City Council agreed with the city's Racetrack Redevelopment Committee's list of priority projects for the redevelopment of the closed Beulah Park.

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New administrator was deputy auditor

Marysville News

A former Union County deputy auditor has been chosen as the next county administrator.

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