Business, Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Commission Approves Extension For OSU Wexner Ambulatory Care Center

15 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

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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History/Tourism

It’s Time To Take The Columbus Ale Trail

14 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware, Experience Columbus

With more than 50 unique craft breweries in the region, including in Delaware County, Columbus’ beer scene is an adventure waiting for you to explore. Pick up your free copy of the Columbus Ale Trail Volume 6 books at any participating Central Ohio brewery and launch your own journey of exploration.

Use the guide to learn about Central Ohio’s craft breweries, get rewarded for trying new brews and make great memories along the way.

This year’s edition features a new Delaware County addition, Spires Social Brewing Company, 8757 Sancus Boulevard, in addition to other participating breweries in Powell, Lewis Center, Westerville, and Delaware. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Stylish Scribe: OWU Professor Becomes Columnist For National Publication

13 Jan , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University professor David Caplan is well-suited for his new role. Literally.

After writing his first article for the Ivy Style website in October, Caplan, Ph.D., this month was named a regular columnist for the online publication. Launched in 2008, Ivy Style celebrates what is considered by some as the most enduring clothing style of the 20th century.

Caplan’s new column, “Office Hours,” is expected to appear every two or three weeks. In announcing their newest columnist, Ivy Style’s editors said: “Professor David Caplan’s recent articles were met with a warm reception, and so Ivy Style is honored to kick off the new year with a regular column for the tweedy professor. … Caplan will use it to continue exploring the intersection between traditional clothing and American culture past and present.” More…

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History/Tourism

Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Felkner-Anderson House

12 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

They are called “I Houses,” and while Delaware County has several of them there is reputedly only one located in Scioto Township.

The house at 9716 Fontanelle Road dates from 1858, and was built by William Hall Felkner, replacing a log home dating from twenty years earlier built by his father Jacob. The Felkners were early settlers in western Delaware County, coming from Tennessee.

The phrase “I House” is not an official term, but it is a widely accepted way to describe houses from the early to mid 19th century across the Midwest and South that follow a particular pattern. More…

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Business

Bank, Convenience Store On Liberty Townshp Zoning Commission Agenda

11 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Two development projects will be considered by the Liberty Township Zoning Commission at their upcoming January 20 meeting.

The first concerns the proposed construction of a new Huntington Bank facility on 1.585 acres at 4072 West Powell Road, which would replace existing structures. This in turn would require an amendment to the Big Bear Farms Development Plan.

The second proposal is for Final Development Plan approval for a 3.558 acres site in Seldom Seen Acres. More…

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Business

Polaris Macy’s Not Closing; FieldhouseUSA Nearing Completion

10 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The rapidly changing world of retail continues to evolve locally during the winter of 2020-2021.

The Polaris area is faring better than many similar areas, retaining key anchors amidst nationwide closures and seeing new retailers and attractions near completion.

This past week, Macy’s announced the closing of 37 stores across the country, with the closures a part of three year profitability plan. Last year, 28 stores were shuttered, leaving the chain with 540 locations. The stated goal is the closing of 125 local stores. More…

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Delaware

Affordable Housing Project Highlights Council Agenda

9 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Three public hearings are part of the agenda for Delaware City Council as it holds its first regular meeting of the year.

Of those, two deal with a proposed residential development while the third involves a requested alley vacation.

Delaware City Schools has requested the vacation of an alley at Conger Elementary School. This change would be part of plans to construct additional classrooms at the facility, and to change the location for parking. More…

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Business

Discount Clothes Retailer Coming To Delaware

8 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

This month will see the opening of a new retailer in Delaware County.

Discount Fashion Warehouse is set to open its new 14,000 square foot-plus location at 1000 Sunbury Road in Delaware, in the former Glennwood Commons location recently vacated by OfficeMax.

Our story on the OfficeMax departure can be read here. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Parks & Rec Offer Mix Of Programs For Winter, Spring

7 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

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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Delaware

‘Unusual Circumstances’ Cause Developer To Seek Planning Delay

6 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Processes used by local governments often include safety valves that cover unanticipated events and occurrences.

Such a set of circumstances will be before the City of Delaware Planning Commission on Wednesday as Grden LLC has asked for an extension until January 31, 2023 for a Final Development Plat and Final Development Plan for Winterbrook Place Phase I (NOTE – Submitted documents also refer to the development as Winterbrooke Place).

The development would include 66 single family lots on approximately 30 acres on Winterbourne Drive, Sienna Glenn Drive, Mahogany Drive, Gardenia Land and Silver Pine Lane. More…

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Delaware

Delaware City Council Talks Virtual Meetings During A Virtual Meeting

5 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

What better way to discuss all things virtual than to do so during a virtual meeting?

Delaware City Council met online on Monday evening to consider a handful of matters related to this topic, largely led by new City Attorney Natalia Harris.

Harris began the meeting by presenting an overview to Council on Ohio’s Sunshine Law, which includes both laws concerning public records and also open meetings.

The primary focus, Harris said, was to look at public records laws in the context of digital communication and specifically on how those rules apply in the area of social media — what can constitute a public record; benefits and risks of elected officials engaging online; the gray areas between private and public accounts, etc.. More…

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1808Delaware, Life in Delaware County

What’s Happening? Delaware County On Tap Has An Answer

4 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s our first major change of 2021 and we’re wasting no time in sharing it with you.

It’s called Delaware County On Tap.

Delaware County On Tap is a place to find information about events taking place throughout all corners of the county, from Ashley to Ostrander to Sunbury to Powell, all organized on a monthly basis. As we launch the site, both January and February 2021 are included. More…

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