Sheep Farm updates

Sheep Farm

Columbus and Dublin to keep Sheep Farm

Plans to be discussed summer of 2019

Sheep Farm closing delayed 12-27-18

Comments from Trustee Roy Wentzel- “I just received an update from Sophia Fifner with Columbus Parks and Recreation regarding The Historic Sheep ūüźĎ Farm. OSU will be conducting a second environmental study to ensure any and all contaminates have been dealt with before turning over the property to the City.¬† New closing date is July 15th.¬† I think we can all agree that we would rather be safe than sorry regarding this issue!”

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Reed Rd Update

Development Commission tables it again in June

More than 20 members and supporters turned out to the June 13 Development Commission meeting. Speakers opposed to the project included Dave Pickut, Susan Murnane, and Steve Donnell. Chair Fitzgerald suggested that the aesthetics of the project did not match the neighborhood and was too ‘urban’ for the area. Other comments included parking and overall layout. The DC voted to table and advised Preferred Living to come back with a more suitable design. Development Commission meetings are the second Thursday of every month.

ThisWeek News 6-18-19

5.23.19 5085 Reed Road Statement of Hardship, SOH

5.28.19 5085 Reed Road Limitaiton Text

The Development Commission tabled the plan in May and will hear it again at their June 13 meeting. Supporters and concerned neighbors are encouraged to attend the meeting beginning at 6:00 PM at the MICHAEL B. COLEMAN GOVERNMENT CENTER at 111 North Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215 in the 2ND FLOOR Hearing Room. Parking is free in the lot across the street.

Illustrative 5-21-19

Reed Road 5-13-19

NWCA has been working with Preferred Living, nearby neighbors and residents of the district to get details and feedback on the project. The Reed Rd. proposal was on the February agenda and a special zoning meeting was held to gather input from residents. Preferred Living went back to the drawing board to adjust their plan. A second special Zoning meeting was held on April 24 to discuss these changes and give neighbors and residents another opportunity to express their opinions and concerns. The feedback is summarized in the Reed Rd 4-24 meeting summary report.

The Northwest Civic Association represents neighbors and residents in northwest Columbus. Your input is important.

Concept Plan 4.11.19

Comparison Study_3.29.19



Next meeting August 7. NWCA does not meet in July

Officers for 2019-2020: Nick Cipiti, President; Ruth Royal, Vice President, Amanda Gibbs, Secretary, and John Guroy, Treasurer.

Reed Rd project: After tabling the request in May, the Columbus Development Commission reviewed an updated site plan from Preferred Living on Thursday June 13. Preferred Living and Burgess and Niple spoke in favor of the project and four members of NWCA spoke in opposition. The Development Commission meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 at the Michael B Coleman Government Center in the Public Hearing Room (2nd Floor), 111 N. Front Street. Parking across the street is free. Residents are encouraged to attend and express their concerns and/or support.

Neighborhood Pride: Nora Gerber gave us an update on the Neighborhood Pride program along with dates for four events centered on improving and celebrating the Northwest Columbus area. Neighborhood Pride Events Details  NWCA is proud to be selected for this series of programs and we look forward to a great turnout from our members!

The first phase of the Neighborhood Pride Program is for representatives of NWCA to take a bus tour with city staff to point out areas in need of improvement and areas in our neighborhoods that we are proud of. If you have any suggestions for anything you feel should be identified, please email us at  NWCA email

Mark your calendars for August 6 !. National Night Out began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in Crime Prevention activities, Police-Community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and work together in fighting crime. It falls on the first Tuesday in August, Nationwide except in Texas (due to heat). It’s an avenue so neighbors can meet neighbors and it encourages a working relationship with the local Police Department. This is the first time NWCA is sponsoring a National Night Out and Atonement Lutheran Church located at 1621 Francisco Rd is graciously hosting from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Trustee Cheryl Grossman and her team are working hard to make this a meaningful event.

The Insight 2050 Corridor Project is complete. The attached report Corridor-Concepts-Scenario-Report-April-29-Final includes plans for future development and bus lines through five corridors from downtown. The Northwest Corridor includes Bethel Rd. and Sawmill Rd. to Post Rd. in Dublin. Pages 20 and 21 show recommendations for placement of residential, commercial, and other new proposed development.

The Columbus Libraries Northwest History Project is underway. Marilyn Goodman reported that the library is collecting photos, information, and historic documentation on the history and development of Northwest Columbus neighborhoods. Here is the link- Columbus Libraries History Project and here is a little more background and the kind of things they plan to memorialize. More to come.

NW Columbus History Library Project

Northwest Columbus Snapshot

Northwest Columbus Sites

Have a great summer!

This Week News




Zoning updates


Apartment proposal at Winking Lizard site withdrawn

Apartment proposal for Kahoots site modified

Kahoots Could be Kaput

Kahoots Apartments might be CRA 2-27

ThisWeek News 6-18-19

Habitat for Humanity store to replace Graeters

NWCA June meeting:  1128 West Henderson Rd is currently a retail store proposing conversion to a restaurant with drive-through service. This use is already permitted under current zoning. They are asking for a reduction in the parking space (from 138 to 128) and loading space requirements (from 1 to 0). The request was tabled pending additional information.

2906 Hayden Rd also wants to convert retail space to an eating and drinking establishment with a patio and a reduction of required parking spaces to 0. The NWCA Board voted to recommend approval.

The Refectory, 1092 Bethel Rd., wants to enclose existing outdoor dining space to allow for year-round use. They are asking for a parking space variance to reduce required spaces by 3 and to eliminate the additional 18 spaces required to 0. NWCA voted to recommend approval.

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Henderson Rd upgrade

Great news for the NWCA member area -“Upper Arlington officials are looking at an estimated $2 million upgrade of Henderson Road in 2019 geared at reducing stormwater flooding and better accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians.

The modifications are planned on a segment of Henderson Road from Riverside Drive to Sawmill Road.”

Read more here:

May 2019 Update: Construction might last until November. See article below.

Henderson Road rebuild in Upper Arlington likely to last into November

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