Development Commission tables Preferred Living for a third time!
On July 11 the Columbus Development Commission tabled the request again, after being tabled twice and being told that the project is “too urban” for the neighborhood. Speakers Todd Vermeer, Ken Smith, and Chris Robbins made a strong case against approval, and the large turnout showed the Commission that the neighbors are firmly opposed. Preferred Living said they will be back again and the Commission promised to vote on it next time. Notice: The Development Commission hearing for the proposed Preferred Living apartment project on Reed Rd. has been taken off the agenda for August 8. Preferred Living plans to revise the site plan and present at the September 12 Development Commission meeting. Development Commission meetings are held the second Thursday of the month beginning at 6:00 P.M. at the MICHAEL B. COLEMAN GOVERNMENT CENTER at 111 North Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215 in the 2ND FLOOR HEARING ROOM. Free parking across the street.
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.