Delaware County

Delaware County Announces Transition Plan For Economic Development Department

1 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Delaware County Commissioners have announced that Economic Development Director Bob Lamb, who has headed the department since 2015, will be departing his position June 15 to join Columbus-based developer Connect Realty. County Administrator Michael Frommer will head the department during the upcoming transition period.

“Mike already has deep involvement with economic development matters in Delaware County as part of his day-to-day duties,” said County Commissioner Gary Merrell, president of this year’s Board of Commissioners. “It only makes sense to have him at the helm while we undertake a search for a new director.” More…


Business, Powell/Lewis Center

Popular Pizza Restaurant Opening In Powell

6 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

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…

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Business, Polaris Area

Columbus City Council Extends Agreement Aimed At Boosting Polaris Development

6 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

In a recent meeting, Columbus City Council extended tax increment financing agreements (TIF) originally dating to 1996 to encourage private investment in the Polaris area, as well as in other areas of the city.

In total, the package is aimed at creating $1 billion in new private investment, to create 20,000 jobs, and to generate more than $146 million in new tax revenues.

One of the beneficiaries of this revenue will be Olentangy Local Schools. The TIF agreements do not impact school funding. The local districts will receive due property taxes. More…

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Current Sunbury Zoning Projects

3 Sep , 2020  

Get “in the know” about the latest development proposals in Sunbury that have triggered the Village’s zoning process. Click on any of the links for details.

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Current Zoning Projects


Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Development Director Retiring

23 Jun , 2020  

David Betz plans to retire from the City of Powell at the end of June after serving as the City’s Development Director for nearly 28 years.

During his tenure, Betz helped plan the development of the City during a time of significant growth that took Powell from a village of approximately 2,700 residents, encompassed in three square miles, to a vibrant City that today has a population of nearly 15,000 and is more than five square miles. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Says Hello To DORA

21 Oct , 2019  

Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) legislation was unanimously approved by Powell City Council during a recent meeting.

The DORA allows licensed liquor establishments in the designated area to sell alcohol at special times that can be carried out of their establishments in specially marked cups. Powell’s DORA boundary is approximately 136 acres and includes an area running north/southfrom Ill Mannered Brewing Co. on Grace Drive to the southernmost part of Village Green Park, and east/west from Beech Ridge Drive to Monte Carlo. More…

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The Wesleyan Inn Project Before City Board Wednesday For Further Action

10 Apr , 2019  

On Wednesday, the City of Delaware Board of Zoning Appeals will consider an application related to the construction of The Wesleyan Inn at 235 West William Street.

As noted in the variance application, the plan is to renovate and expand a former OWU dormitory into a three story, 43 room inn with 14,407 square feet of interior space. Having had a Conditional Use Permit and Preliminary Development Plan previously approved by City Council, the Final Development Plan is set to be before Council later this month. More…


Life in Delaware County

County Officials Approve Major Multi-Use Development In Orange Township

21 Mar , 2019  

A new multi-use development project is moving forward in Delaware County.

The “Kerbler Project” is sited on nearly 300 acres, adjacent to Mount Carmel Lewis Center (7100 Graphics Way) and the newly formed Creekside Industrial Park, just to the east of U.S. Route 23. Located in Orange Township, the project will combine 300 units of multi-family housing with single-family housing, a senior-care facility and retail, light office and industrial development. More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

New I71 Interchange May Be Coming, Even Without Planet Oasis

15 Mar , 2019  

Columbus Business First reported on Monday about a possible massive residential development in the general area of the Tanger Outlet Mall.

That development, in turn, could spur ODOT to move forward with the planned new intersection of I71 and an extended Sunbury Parkway. Yet another new interchange has been discussed at or near Big Walnut Parkway and mile marker 124. More…

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Business, Powell/Lewis Center

OSU Wexner Medical Center Approved By Powell Planning Commission

25 Jan , 2019  

On a week when 1808Delaware has reported on more than one building project being approved by city review bodies, this one is larger than them all — put together. A major development received the green light Wednesday that will be a transformative one for southern Delaware County.

The City of Powell reported on Thursday that its Planning Commission has approved the final development plan and plat for a medical office building, ambulatory care medical facility, and hospital comprising the new OSU Wexner Medical Center. More…

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