Thanks to those members who came out for the OSU Airport Spring Clean Up. It was an overcast, rainy day but our members hung in and helped tidy up the airport and surrounding streets.
NWCA to hear proposal for 400 apartment units at the NW corner of Henderson and Olentangy on August 7. Application docs: CV19-071 4497 Olentangy River Rd.Council Variance App and Z19-054 4497 Olentangy River Rd.Rezoning App
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.
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.”
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May 2019 Update: Construction might last until November. See article below.
It’s Official! The City closed on the Sheep Farm on July 15! It now belongs to the City of Columbus and is designated as a Community Park effective 2020! Many thanks to all the individuals and groups who worked so hard to preserve this land and profoundly change the neighborhood for many years to come.
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 🐑 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!”