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Reed Rd project- Notice: Preferred Living was approved 3 to 1 at the September 12 Development Commission meeting. Next stop is City Council for final approval. Meeting date and other info will be posted as it becomes available. Thanks to Todd Vermeer and Dave Pickut for presenting the concerns of the neighbors and to everyone who came to the meetings.
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.
Zimmerman Tract Tabled: The proposed 400-unit apartment project at Henderson and Olentangy was tabled by the NWCA at the August 7 meeting. The Board and the developer agreed that there are many issues regarding traffic and the effects of drainage and sewage on residents of the Knolls that need to be addressed. In addition, the developer has said that he would like to talk to city staff about these issues in greater detail. NWCA will schedule a special meeting for members and residents of the Knolls to discuss alternate plans for the site with the developer and possibly city staff. The meeting would be more casual and conversational. Details for the meeting will be posted and sent to members when they are finalized. *Update* The developer has agreed not to present to Development Commission in September as they continue to research sanitary and traffic issues, and explore all their options.
SR 161 Repairs and Detour– Starting Monday September 16, SR 161 will be ONE-WAY EASTBOUND between Linworth Rd. and Olentangy River Rd. for extensive pavement repairs.The detour for westbound traffic is SR 315 south to Bethel Road to Sawmill Road (see map below).
All eastbound pavement repairs are expected to be complete and all lanes of SR 161 open by the end of October, weather permitting. Next year, SR 161 will be restricted again while the contractor completes the westbound pavement repairs and then resurfaces the road between SR 257 and SR 315. The $2.4 million project is expected to be complete in July 2020.
For more information: ODOT Public Information Office at 740-833-8268. For more detailed traffic information, and to get personalized traffic alerts for your commute, download the OHGO app or visit OHGO.com.
|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. Trustee Cheryl Grossman is scheduling a representative from the library to be our guest speaker soon.
September Guest Speaker: Jennifer Noll, Principal Planner with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) discussed the recently completed Insight 2050 Corridor Project. The project 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.