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07/08/2020

Orange Township Gets Road Funding from Fee

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 29, 2020 at 5:35 PM

New $5 fee gives Orange Township roads a boost

07/07/2020

Powell Development Director Retires

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jul 6, 2020 at 5:35 PM Updated Jul 7, 2020 at 2:35 PM

Powell development director Betz shepherded city’s boom

07/06/2020

Route 33 SE to Get ODOT Review

By SCOTT GERFEN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jul 6, 2020 at 7:15 AM

Congestion, crashes prompt ODOT study of U.S. Route 33

07/06/2020

Westerville Search for New City Manager

By MARLA K. KUHLMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 29, 2020 at 5:35 PM Updated Jul 1, 2020 at 10:50 AM

Westerville selects search firm, sets timeframe for replacing Collinsworth

07/03/2020

Housing Leader Calls for More Affordable Construction Requirement

by Alissa Widman Neese The Columbus Dispatch Posted Jun 26, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Nonprofit pledges to tackle racial injustice in central Ohio housing

07/02/2020

Central Ohio Jobless Rates Improve and Lead the State

By Mark Williams The Columbus Dispatch Posted Jun 23, 2020 at 8:41 PM Updated Jun 24, 2020 at 7:13 AM

Jobless rates fall in Ohio metro areas in May

07/01/2020

City accused of housing discrimination

By Glenn Battishill

Lawsuit filed Monday by Seattle House

06/22/2020

Columbus Street Trees Have Long Been an Issue

This Week By ED LENTZ Posted Jun 21, 2020 at 7:00 AM

As It Were: Broad Street trees drew well-to-do to Columbus

06/22/2020

Linden’s floods stir new-housing concerns

Mark Ferenchik 6/19/2020 The Columbus Dispatch eEdition

Columbus Linden Neighborhood Concerned about Flooding and New Construction

06/18/2020

Delaware County Promotes Rte 23 Corridor

By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch Posted Jun 10, 2020 at 12:01 AM Updated Jun 12, 2020 at 9:56 AM

Delaware County rolls out ‘DC23’ branding for corridor

06/17/2020

Delaware City Creates Own Small Business Loan Fund

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Jun 12, 2020 at 7:15 AM

Delaware City Council approves creation of business loan fund

06/16/2020

Orange Township Works on Zoning Overlay

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 8, 2020 at 3:35 PM Updated Jun 9, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Orange Township plan offers fast track, guidance for Route 23 growth

06/15/2020

Hilliard Planning for Data Center Development

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 12, 2020 at 2:39 PM

Hilliard officials want to rezone part of Grener land for data-center use

06/15/2020

Hilliard Council Approves Alton Place

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 9, 2020 at 12:01 AM Updated Jun 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Hilliard City Council approves rezoning, developer’s agreement for Alton Place

06/14/2020

Upper Arlington BZA Rejects Mixed Use Proposal

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 16, 2020 at 1:36 PM

Revised plans for Golden Bear Shopping Center in Upper Arlington rejected

06/13/2020

MORPC Planning Transportation

THISWEEK By THEA EWING Posted Jun 13, 2020 at 6:00 AM

MORPC Matters: Planning underway for future of central Ohio transportation

06/10/2020

Orange Township Zoning Overlay Progressing

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 8, 2020 at 3:35 PM Updated Jun 9, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Orange Township plan offers fast track, guidance for Route 23 growth

06/09/2020

Hilliard City Council approves rezoning, developer’s agreement for Alton Place

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 9, 2020 at 12:01 AM Updated Jun 9, 2020 at 8:18 AM

The vote came after a more than three-hour discussion

06/08/2020

Whitehall Apartments Progressing

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 8, 2020 at 3:35 PM Updated Jun 8, 2020 at 5:28 PM

Move-in day approaches for would-be residents of Whitehall’s Norton Crossing

06/04/2020

New Albany Approves Residential Annexation

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 2, 2020 at 7:23 PM Updated Jun 2, 2020 at 7:40 PM

New Albany City Council approves 63.5-acre annexation for housing development

06/03/2020

Hilliard Planning and Zoning Approves Residential Rezoning

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted May 29, 2020 at 4:49 PM Updated May 29, 2020 at 5:55 PM

Alton Place rezoning application advances to Hilliard City Council

06/02/2020

Hilliard Re-opens Municipal Building

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Jun 2, 2020 at 3:31 PM

Hilliard will reopen municipal building, community center June 8

06/01/2020

Reynoldsburg Vacant Building Registration

By KELLEY YOUMAN Posted Jun 1, 2020 at 7:45 AM

Reynoldsburg establishes registry for vacant properties

05/31/2020

Delaware City Wrestles w/ Small Business Loan Program

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted May 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Some Delaware leaders favor homegrown loan program over county’s version

05/28/2020

New Albany council mulls 63.5-acre annexation for housing development

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted May 19, 2020 at 7:12 PM Updated May 20, 2020 at 2:20 PM

A residential developer wants to build an empty-nester housing development on land at Central College Road and Jug Street

05/27/2020

Columbus approves first four buildings for massive Scioto Peninsula project

By Jim Weiker The Columbus Dispatch Posted May 26, 2020 at 10:05 AM Updated at 8:46 AM

05/26/2020

Grove City’s Beulah Park development rising amid frenzy of plans

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted May 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Residents are expected to begin moving into the first units at Beulah Place on or about Sept. 1.

05/25/2020

Hilliard commission approves apartment complex on Riggins Road

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted May 26, 2020 at 12:01 AM Updated May 26, 2020 at 2:32 PM

The complex includes a clubhouse, an outdoor pool and 10 detached garages

05/13/2020

Reynoldsburg P/Z Approves Subdivision

By KELLEY YOUMAN Posted May 11, 2020 at 7:30 AM

Reynoldsburg planning commission OKs 354-home development off Waggoner Road

05/12/2020

New Albany Continues Master Planning

ThisWeek By ADRIENNE JOLY Posted May 11, 2020 at 7:00 AM

City Notes: Master planning supports New Albany’s financial stability

05/11/2020

Canal Winchester Rejects Calls for Resignation

By SCOTT GERFEN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted May 11, 2020 at 2:35 PM Updated May 11, 2020 at 7:45 PM

Chuck Milliken rejects calls to resign from Canal Winchester City Council

05/06/2020

Orange Township New Administrator Begins Job

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Apr 27, 2020 at 6:05 PM Updated Apr 28, 2020 at 3:11 PM

Orange Township: New administrator Andrew King embraces ‘positive momentum’

05/06/2020

Violet Township Subdivision Reducing Lots

By STEPHEN BORGNA THISWEEKSPORTS.COM Posted Apr 30, 2020 at 4:13 PM

Developers requesting Toll Gate Road rezoning reduce number of houses

05/06/2020

Reynoldsburg Multi-family Project Grows

By KELLEY YOUMAN Posted May 4, 2020 at 2:35 PM Updated May 4, 2020 at 6:14 PM

Reynoldsburg’s Taylor Chase development to grow by 168 units

05/06/2020

Will NE Ohio Consider Government Consolidations in Response to Financial Pressures?

Cleveland.com Posted May 04, 2020

Economic woes spawned by coronavirus crisis resurrecting talk of mergers, regional cooperation

05/05/2020

Groveport Purchases Property for Development

By SCOTT GERFEN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted May 4, 2020 at 5:05 PM Updated May 5, 2020 at 11:43 AM

Officials hope site purchase will attract development to Groveport

05/05/2020

Jerome Township Fire Levy Defeated

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted May 4, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Jerome Township fire chief says he believes pandemic led to levy loss

05/01/2020

Delaware County Tax Relief includes Business

By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch Posted Apr 27, 2020 at 1:07 PM

Coronavirus: Delaware County seeks tax relief for businesses and homeowners

04/30/2020

Delaware County Details Small Business Support Programs

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Apr 22, 2020 at 3:20 PM Updated Apr 22, 2020 at 3:25 PM

Cash earmarked for Delaware County small businesses, individuals

04/29/2020

Berkshire Township hires Vaughn as new administrator

Delaware Gazette By Gary Budzak

Vaughn said he was most recently the administrator for Clinton Township

04/24/2020

Delaware Council Discusses Opening Up Economy

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Apr 15, 2020 at 2:26 PM Updated Apr 15, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Delaware leaders praise governor’s actions -- but wonder what’s next

04/23/2020

Pataskala Concerned As Licking County Building Continues

Newark Advocate Kent Mallett, Newark AdvocatePublished 9:35 p.m. ET April 18, 2020

Home building in Licking County set for busy year before COVID-19 shutdowns

04/22/2020

Pickerington Goes With Virtual Meetings for Council and Committees

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Apr 20, 2020 at 5:05 PM Updated Apr 21, 2020 at 12:41 PM

Pickerington officials opt for virtual meetings on essential business

04/22/2020

Liberty Township Trustee Sues Citizens

By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch Posted Apr 20, 2020 at 5:05 PM Updated Apr 21, 2020 at 12:35 PM

Liberty Township trustee Mike Gemperline sues group that aimed for ouster

04/21/2020

Worthington City Council member accused by Ohio attorney general of misusing charity’s money

By Bethany Bruner The Columbus Dispatch Posted Apr 21, 2020 at 3:39 PM

04/15/2020

'DRIVE-UP' CLOSINGS HAPPENING NEAR COLUMBUS

Builder April 06, 2020

Real estate agents are finding new ways to get the job done.

04/15/2020

Liberty Township Trustees Files Lawsuit in Aftermath of EMS Issues

Delaware Gazette April 9, 2020 By Glenn Battishill

Gemperline files lawsuit against petition organizers

04/08/2020

Tax-sharing deal for Evans Farm gets nod from Orange, Concord townships

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Apr 6, 2020 at 5:35 PM Updated Apr 7, 2020 at 2:03 PM

Orange Township trustees unanimously approved the creation of the tax district at its March 16 meeting.

04/01/2020

Delaware City Council Approves Residential Project

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Mar 27, 2020 at 7:15 AM

Slow-moving Terra Alta development gets Delaware’s final nod

03/24/2020

Upper Arlington Council Has Livestream Option

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 23, 2020 at 6:05 PM

Upper Arlington’s April council meetings canceled for now; livestreams an option

03/23/2020

Reynoldsburg Council to Get Proposed New Zoning Code

By KELLEY YOUMAN Posted Mar 19, 2020 at 6:23 PM Updated Mar 19, 2020 at 6:39 PM

Reynoldsburg Planning Commission OKs new zoning code; City Council gets final say

03/22/2020

Clintonville Area Commission Elections Impacted

By ANDREW KING THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 19, 2020 at 5:19 PM Updated Mar 19, 2020 at 5:21 PM

COVID-19 scuttles Clintonville Area Commission hopefuls’ in-person option

03/17/2020

Hilliard council grants city manger emergency powers related to coronavirus pandemic

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 16, 2020 at 9:18 PM

The measure is related to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has brought sweeping action statewide in an effort to contain the spread of the disease.

03/13/2020

Grove City Residential Plan Moves Forward

Westerville-based developer plans 211-unit residential development near Pinnacle Golf Club

03/12/2020

Orange Township to Consider JEDD for Evans Farm

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 9, 2020 at 6:35 PM Updated Mar 9, 2020 at 8:15 PM

Orange Township: JEDD could bolster Evans Farm’s town center

03/11/2020

Columbus Apartment Plan Being Revised

By Mark Ferenchik The Columbus Dispatch Posted Mar 5, 2020 at 2:01 PM

Developer revising plans for Olde Towne East apartment project

03/10/2020

Columbus Sewer Tunnel to Help Future Redevelopment

By OLIVIA MINNIER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 9, 2020 at 8:00 AM

New tunnel project might give northwest Columbus residents relief from sewer woes

03/09/2020

Hilliard Service Director Resigns

By KEVIN CORVO THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 9, 2020 at 10:07 PM Updated Mar 9, 2020 at 10:38 PM

Albert Iosue resigns as Hilliard service director

03/09/2020

Reynoldsburg Main Street Changes Considered

Reynoldsburg council to vote on moving forward with East Main Street project

03/08/2020

Canal Winchester Selects Council President

By SCOTT GERFEN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 2, 2020 at 6:35 PM Updated Mar 3, 2020 at 1:55 PM

Mike Walker elected Canal Winchester City Council president on split vote

03/07/2020

New Albany Rezoning Permits Medical Use

By SARAH SOLE THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 4, 2020 at 1:35 PM

Rezoning adds permitted medical uses to 95 acres at 161 and Beech in New Albany

03/06/2020

Grove City Working on Infrastructure Planning

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Mar 6, 2020 at 7:35 PM Updated Mar 9, 2020 at 6:45 PM

Grove City officials developing strategies for road projects

02/27/2020

Delaware County documents still unrecorded a year later

Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch

Marysville lawyer Tom Baldwin has worked as a title examiner in half of Ohio’s 88 counties since the early 1970s and said he has never heard of a similar problem

02/26/2020

Worthington Approves Senior Housing Rezoning

By GARY SEMAN JR. THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 19, 2020 at 5:38 PM Updated Feb 20, 2020 at 2:03 PM

UPDATED: Worthington City Council approves Stafford Village redevelopment

02/26/2020

Delaware City Surpasses 750 DU in 2019

By PAUL COMSTOCK Posted Feb 21, 2020 at 6:15 AM

Point work, growth dominate discussion in joint Delaware, schools meeting

02/24/2020

Benjamin King feels welcome as Groveport’s new administrator

By SCOTT GERFEN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 24, 2020 at 6:35 PM Updated Feb 24, 2020 at 7:07 PM

King had been Pataskala’s city administrator since 2014

02/24/2020

Violet Township Rezoning Scheduled

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 24, 2020 at 6:35 PM Updated Feb 24, 2020 at 7:15 PM

Rezoning for 269-house development in Violet Township is rescheduled

02/24/2020

A Luxury Apartment Rises in a Poor Neighborhood. What Happens Next?

The New York Times By Emily Badger Published Feb. 14, 2020 Updated Feb. 18, 2020

Economists say rents would fall. Neighbors fear rents would rise. New research tries to find the answer.

02/23/2020

Housing Affordability Chart Shows Market Realities That Builders Deal With

NAHB Feb. 13

Housing Affordability Crisis Explained in One Graph

02/20/2020

Upper Arlington Proposal Includes Condos

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 11, 2020 at 6:05 PM Updated Feb 12, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Golden Bear developer hopes to strike TIF deal with Upper Arlington

02/19/2020

Affordable/Small House Design by Moody Nolan

Builder | By Symone Garvett

New home design by this Columbus company has received some national attention as a potential model for affordable single-family homes and might be particularly suited for smaller, in-fill lots.

02/19/2020

Upper Arlington 2019 Construction Exceeds $400

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 11, 2020 at 6:05 PM Updated Feb 12, 2020 at 2:17 PM

Upper Arlington enjoys record year of construction; project top $400M in 2019

02/19/2020

Developer sues Pataskala over proposed housing development

Craig McDonald, Newark AdvocatePublished 3:58 p.m. ET Feb. 17, 2020

Southgate is seeking a declaration that the Development Standard Text has not expired and that its preliminary plan is not subject to the moratorium.

02/19/2020

Olentangy Schools Get 94% Funds from Property Tax

By JIM FISCHER THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 17, 2020 at 2:05 PM Updated Feb 17, 2020 at 6:28 PM

Levy provides ‘bridge’ for Olentangy Schools students

02/19/2020

Violet Township Zoning Commission Hears Housing Proposal

By NATE ELLIS THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 15, 2020 at 11:28 AM

Violet Township Zoning Commission to review rezoning request for 269-home project

02/15/2020

Commercial/Multi-family Growth

DODGE Nicole Sullivan | AFFECT Public Relations & Social Media

Commercial and Multifamily Construction Starts Accelerated in Top Metro Areas in 2019

02/15/2020

2020's housing market is coming in like a lion. Will it last?

HousingWire January 30, 2020, 1:56 pm By Julia Falcon

Homebuyers have come out of hibernation early

02/13/2020

Supreme Court Sides With Schools In Apartment Valuation Dispute

By SCOTT GERFEN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Feb 4, 2020 at 6:35 PM

02/12/2020

Canal Winchester Council Impacted by Ethics Opinion

ThisWeek

Ethics inquiry holds up pick for Canal Winchester council president

01/17/2020

Economist Sees Slow Growth, No Recession for Central Ohio

Story originally published in The Hannah Report on January 8, 2020. Copyright 2020 Hannah News Service, Inc.

LaFayette said the fundamental problem in Central Ohio that is slowing growth is workforce availability

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