The next monthly meeting of Northwest Civic trustees is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 in room 213 of the Meadow Park Church, 2425 Bethel Road (next to Graeters).
Safety First 161 will present their findings about the proposed bike path on State Route 161.
In addition to the regular City and committee reports, we have two items on the zoning agenda:
930 Bethel Rd. — Currently an outpatient surgery center and medical practice, the applicant requests a rezoning from L-C-2 (limited commercial, since 1996) to CPD (commercial planned development) to allow a 7,290 sq.ft. addition to the building. The applicant also requests a reduction of the 86-foot north side setback. The project engineer and landscape architect will answer questions.
6160 Riverside Dr. — The applicant, Friendship Village, requests a rezoning of 0.802 acres from C-2 to CPD to allow for the development of senior housing.
We hope you can attend our meeting. See you there!
Thanks to everyone who helped clean up Bethel Road between Olentangy River Road and the SR-315 northbound exit ramp. Bags and bags of trash were hauled out, and now we ask everyone to please not litter.
Bike Path planned for S.R. 161!
The proposed 10-ft. wide shared-use path will provide safe and attractive connections for bicyclists and pedestrians living and traveling on State Rt. 161 between Linworth and Sawmill Roads. This project was identified as one of the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan’s top 12 priorities. Learn more at the Department of Public Service project website.
Godown Park Goes to the Dogs!
A cooperative effort between the City of Columbus and the City of Worthington created an outstanding dog park at the north end of Godown Road. Over 5.5 acres, split into two sections for small and large dogs, the Dog Park at Godown Park received first place for the prestigious Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Partnership Award. Check it out on Facebook. And when you come, please abide by the dog park rules – they help assure everyone’s safety.
NWCA seeks new trustees!
Are you concerned about your community? Do you want to get involved as a decision maker in a well-established community organization? The Northwest Civic Association is looking for you! The Board is looking to fill several vacancies and is currently seeking resumes. If you are interested, please email us your contact information, a brief bio, and a 1-3 paragraph statement about why you want to be on the board.
The Northwest Civic Association [NWCA] serves the citizens of Northwest Columbus, Ohio. Our principal role is to advise Columbus City Council on rezoning, variance, and graphics issues, but we also advocate for our local citizens in their dealings with other City government agencies.
Over the past few years, NWCA has worked hard to keep our community a great place to live, to work, and to raise a family. Here are a few highlights:
We worked with the Department of Development and City Council to pass the Northwest Regional Commercial Overlay, to enhance the safety and aesthetics along Bethel Road and Sawmill Road through additional landscaping and graphic requirements.
We solicited input from local citizens and presented our recommendations to City Council on dozens of proposed variances and rezoning applications.
We worked with Sharon Township to oppose the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Olentangy and Linworth Roads.
We helped the Northwest Fire Department to obtain over $200,000 in funds to repair their building and improve their response time.
Incorporated in 1969, NWCA is managed by a volunteer Board of Trustees who are elected from our Members. Our project funding comes solely from annual Member dues.
We need your help! Please join us and help make sure our community remains strong. Come to our meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, voice your concerns, and help us keep Northwest Columbus the great place it already is!
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As we look forward to the coming year, there are many opportunities and threats facing our community. Our influence is limited only by the commitment of our Members and volunteers. Here is your chance to tell us what is most important to you. (Of course, we invite you to join your neighbors in NWCA and help make a difference!)