Business

City Breaks Ground On Two Significant Sawmill Projects

6 Aug , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

The City of Delaware and EXXCEL Project Management, in partnership with Bridge Investment Group, have broken ground on an economic development project that is expected to result in the creation of almost 2,500 jobs.

Work is beginning on both the Sawmill Parkway extension and Sawmill Pointe Business Park.

Sawmill Parkway is being extended west 1,400-foot and should be completed by December 2022. Eventually, Sawmill will extend all the way to Section Line Road at a roundabout intersection. Water and sewer lines, stormwater, streetlights, fiber optics and bike paths are all part of the project.

The extension will open access to 290 acres, including the 89-acre Sawmill Pointe Business Park — 1.3 million square feet of industrial space, beginning with two 90,000 square-foot buildings. More…

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Business, Delaware

City Cites Numbers For Local Development Pause

30 Jul , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

As we shared on Friday, the City of Delaware is reportedly putting a temporary hold on consideration of development proposals that are not located within its corporate limits.

This includes both applications which have previously been submitted in addition to potential applications which have not yet been presented, according to the Columbus Business First article.

On Saturday morning, the City of Delaware confirmed the pause through a social media post. In addition, the City shared numbers which reflect the reason for the action, sharing that over 50 separate projects and 1,000 houses are currently in the development pipeline. More…

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Business, Delaware

City Of Delaware Puts Hold On Development Proposal Reviews, Business First Reports

29 Jul , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

It is a common assumption that strong development trends in place for the last 30-plus years for Delaware County are likely to stay for some time, but this is something else entirely.

Now that the possible scope of the Intel investment in nearby Licking County is beginning to emerge, taking place just a short distance from the Delaware County line, area governments are moving as quickly as possible to prepare for the residential, commercial, and industrial development that is sure to come.

In the case of the City of Delaware, things appear to be coming in the door by leaps and bounds and faster than than can be handled.

Columbus Business First reported on Friday that the City has reacted to this pressure by temporarily closing down certain types of development proposal processing. More…

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Business, Life in Delaware County

The Intel From Intel: The Latest From The Silicon Heartland For The Weekend Of March 5-6

5 Mar , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Each weekend here at 1808Delaware and 1812Blockhouse we present “The Intel On Intel,” where we collect and share links from area media looking how local government, schools, other businesses, and Intel itself are building a new future for the area.

In today’s edition, we share media coverage on the following topics:

  • Township wants to stop New Albany annexation options
  • What comes after the semiconductor announcements?
  • Intel to benefit Ohio colleges
  • New homes needed
  • Locals urged to capitalize on opportunities
  • Property to have long-term impact
  • President Biden includes Intel in State of the Union
  • Ohio college students hope to benefit

This weekend’s Intel On Intel can be viewed here.

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Business, Life in Delaware County

The Intel From Intel: The Latest From The Silicon Heartland For Weekend Of February 26-27

26 Feb , 2022  

By 1808Delaware Each weekend here at 1808Delaware and 1812Blockhouse we present “The Intel On Intel,” where we collect and share links from area media looking how local government, schools, other businesses, and Intel itself are building a new future for the area. In today’s edition, we share media coverage that considers:
  • Questions about traffic between Franklin and Licking Counties
  • A look at how Intel fits in with other central Ohio economic development
  • The impact of Intel in Coshocton
  • Projected regional growth in hotels, businesses, and jobs
  • How Dayton is capturing Intel energy
  • Using renewable energy credits
  • Licking County Commissioners talk about the deal
  • How Muskingum County is viewing the opportunity
  • Even the bees are affected by this investment
  • Will the investment be worth it
This weekend’s Intel On Intel can be viewed here.

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Business

Introducing The Intel On Intel

21 Feb , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

In the immediate aftermath of the announcement that Intel is investing $20 billion in constructing two state of the art semiconductor manufacturing facilities in northwestern Licking County, a number of developments began to occur.

On the part of local units of government and planning organizations, work began to prepare for changes in traffic, population growth, and community development patterns not only in the immediate area, but regionally across central Ohio. Initiatives sprung up almost overnight to prepare for the various needs that the operation will require, including the availability of a trained, talented workforce.

Efforts began as far away as Cincinnati to determine how best to woo Intel suppliers, while other regions and state began to consider how they lost out in this edition of the semiconductor sweepstakes. More…

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Delaware

Delaware Welcomes Economic Development Coordinator

27 Jan , 2022  

The City of Delaware welcomes Cody Hatten as its new Economic Development Coordinator.

Hatten previously served in various capacities with the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation in Lawrence County, Ohio. His positions included Economic Development Specialist and Director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Hatten’s experience in economic development began in 2016, when he served as associate director in the development office in Wayne County, West Virginia. His experience includes property marketing, business retention and expansion, social media management and grant writing. More…

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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…

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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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