Congrats to re-elected Trustees and new Trustee!
At the May 1 NWCA meeting incumbent Trustees Dennis Damon, Marilyn Goodman, John Guroy, Ruth Royal, and Roy Wentzel were re-elected by association members. Steve Donnell was also voted in as a new Trustee. Steve currently serves as President of the Rittenhouse Home Owners Association. Thanks to all our members who stayed late for the vote and hear the results. Refreshments were provided courtesy of the Refectory, Fresh Market, and Edible Arrangements. Please patronize these generous sponsors.
Trustees allow rescinded Romanelli & Hughes vote to stand
Romanelli & Hughes attorney Matthew Cull presented an updated proposal for the project at 5570 Riverside Dr. The plan includes replacement of trees and revisions requested by the City. Unfortunately, the Board was given these materials at the meeting and, without sufficient time to review, did not believe that a vote should be taken.
In other Zoning news, EJ Thomas, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio, and representatives from the organization presented their request to change zoning at the former Graeters Ice Cream site on Bethel Rd. It was zoned strictly to sell ice cream and the Board unanimously voted to allow retail sales that will serve the fundraising efforts of Habitat for Humanity.
Next meeting is June 5. No meeting in July.
By the next meeting we expect to have updates on the Student Trustee program, National Night Out, and the Neighborhood Pride Program. We will also have election of officers, the Year in Review, and a possible continuation of the discussion of changes to the Code of Regulations. A tentative agenda will be posted as soon as it is available.
This Week News
NWCA Trustees vote against Reed Rd Project
At the May 1 meeting the Board of Trustees voted 4 to 3 against the Reed Rd apartment project. The next step is a public hearing at the Development Commission of the City of Columbus on Thursday, May 9, 2019, 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. A representative from NWCA will read a prepared statement and they will allow 3 speakers in support of the project and 3 speakers against it. NWCA member Dave Pickut will present as one of the speakers against the project, two other speakers will be needed.
Concept Plan 4.11.19
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.
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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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 🐑 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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