The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt in many corners, including in the medical and educational communities. This is no more true than with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, which had hoped to break ground on a new Ambulatory Care Facility in Powell in a timely manner.
As we shared back in January 2019, the Powell Planning & Zoning Commission had then approved a Final Development Plan for the facility, noting:
“The new facility at 3315 Royal Belfast Boulevard will sit on approximately 36 acres northeast of the intersection of Sawmill Parkway and Home Road and across the road from Olentangy Liberty High School. The first phase of the project including the center and office building will bring approximately 200,000 square feet of health care services space and will result in approximately 500 jobs with “substantial average salaries” and a payroll approaching $50 million… More…
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Last week, Powell City Council unanimously approved a contract with Integrated Wellness Partners and Signet Enterprises to conduct a feasibility study for a potential health and wellness center in the city of Powell.
The proposal undertakes a 90-120 day feasibility process that will provide an evaluation and recommendations for key project factors, including a needs assessment, market study, core program identification, operations and staffing plans and a project narrative for medical fitness.
“In the 2015 City of Powell Comprehensive Plan, one of the recommended components of implementation is to explore options for the creation of a community recreation center,” said City Manager Andrew White. More…
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The City of Powell Parks & Recreation Department is offering a variety of virtual and in-person programs for this winter and spring. Online registration for classes is now underway for residents and non-residents.
“The City of Powell is pleased to present a variety of programs for all ages this winter and spring,” said City Manager Andrew White. “We’re offering a range of programs from sports and fitness to arts and youth safety. Programs will be offered at various times throughout the day to help children take a break from their hybrid or virtual learning schedule and participate in enrichment activities.”
As part of the city’s overall efforts to create more workflow and budget efficiencies, the winter/spring guide has not been printed and mailed. Classes are published online with more information, dates and times. More…
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Powell City Council will begin to discuss restructuring the city’s income tax during their next regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 5.
The meeting will be live streamed to the city’s Facebook page or available to watch and participate via Zoom. Public comment may be submitted in advance to email@example.com.
The proposal would raise the current credit for taxes paid to another municipality to 100 percent. Currently, residents who pay taxes to another municipality receive a 0.25 percent credit, meaning they pay 0.5 percent to the city of Powell plus an additional tax to the city where they work. Additionally, the proposal would increase the effective income tax rate for individuals working in the city from the current rate of 0.75 percent to 2 percent. Social security and pension income are not taxed as earned income and therefore would not be impacted by the proposed change. More…
On November 5, the City of Powell and Powell Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) announced the launch of the “Together Strong, Together Powell ”initiative, which included a Small Business Grant Program in an effort to help local businesses struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The city is pleased to announce the program has distributed approximately $228,000 in grants to 31 different local businesses. Businesses span across a wide variety of sectors, including restaurants and retail stores to salons and more.
Award recipients included the following: More…
It started in 1972, the chain’s website proclaims, when a small coney shop in Carroll, Ohio was converted into the first Pizza Cottage.
Now, there are six locations in central Ohio. Soon, there will be a location in southern Delaware County, just the second in the inner ring suburbs of Columbus.
Pizza Cottage is slated to open later this month at 8753 Owenfield Drive in Powell. The new restaurant is located off of US23, north of Powell Road, and next to Roosters Men’s Grooming Center. More…
The Delaware County-based Central Ohio Symphony’s Brass Quintet and the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Powell collaborated on a pre-recorded concert for Saturday’s annual “Holidays in Powell” Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The concert featured the Village Brass Quintet playing music of the holidays, and was streamed live on the City’s Facebook page and website.
Now you can enjoy the same concert online. To do so, visit this link.
Southern Delaware County is really getting in seasonal spirit as the City of Powell hosts a modified series of events this year for Holidays in Powell on Saturday, December 5.
This year, the event will begin with the first-ever Santa Porch Parade through Powell. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will travel through neighborhoods in Powell beginning at 3 PM with the help of the Liberty Township/Powell Fire Department, Powell Police Department and the City of Powell Public Service Department. A map of the parade route is below. More…
Earlier this month, the City of Powell and Powell Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) announced the launch of the first-ever Powell Small Business Grant Program as part of the “Together Strong, Together Powell” initiative.
Deploying $200,000 in CARES Act funding, the Small Business Grant Program will help Powell businesses offset some of the financial impact of COVID-19.
“Powell’s small businesses have always been at the heart of our community. Now more than ever, they need our help,” said City Manager Andrew White. “The Small Business Grant Program is part of the City of Powell’s promise to stand together with local businesses and give them the support and resources they need.” More…
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A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will begin their evaluation of the Powell Police Department on Monday, October 12.
As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session from 3:30-5 PM on Tuesday, October 13 in the Powell Police Department, 47 Hall Street. Members of the public can attend the public information session virtually through Zoom or in-person at the Powell Police Department, 47 Hall Street. More…
The City of Powell is really giving its DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) initiative a real opportunity to succeed.
Powell City Council has approved the extension of the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) program through the remainder of the year during the last Operations Committee meeting. The DORA will be held from 4-10 PM Fridays and 11 a.m.-10 PM Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, December 27. More…