At its July 24, 2014 meeting, the Municipal Planning Commission approved the draft language with some amendments. An edited document will be posted as soon as it is available. The update to the Comprehensive Plan will go to City Council for approval. This is expected to take place in September.
Municipal Planning Commission - 6/26/2014
The Visioning UMCH update to the Comprehensive Plan was tabled at the June 26, 2014 meeting. It will be heard again at the MPC meeting on Thursday, July 24th. Board members in attendance had some comments and suggestions. The team will evaluate the proposed suggestions and determine any revisions before the next meeting.
Municipal Planning Commission Special Meeting - 5/29/2014
The Visioning UMCH process and recommendations were the topic of this special meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission. Consultants from MKSK discussed the steps taken in this community planning process to develop a future vision for the United Methodist Children's Home property and how it will be represented as an update to the City's Comprehensive Plan. This meeting was informational. No action was taken.
The draft language will be presented to the Municipal Planning Commission for consideration at its June 26th meeting. View important meeting details:
officials, along with business and community representatives, traveled
throughout central Ohio to get a first hand view of existing development
examples in the central Ohio region. The purpose of the bus tour was to
see and compare different development options that might be considered
in scenarios for the UMCH site.
A public meeting was held on December 4, 2013 at Thomas
Worthington High School, in which over 120 community members learned
about the development capacity of the UMCH site through sample land use
scenarios, and provided feedback and input.
In a presentation led by Chris Hermann and Darren Meyer of MKSK,
the consultant team provided attendees an overview of the visioning
goals and process, as well as background information on site analysis,
demographic and market conditions, and fiscal considerations. The team
introduced a variety of land use scenarios to highlight the development
capacity of the site. They included both single land use and mixed-use
development examples. Attendees reviewed these scenarios and shared
their thoughts and ideas.
The consultant team will review all of the community feedback to develop
preferred scenarios. Additional opportunities for public input will be
provided in early 2014, to be announced shortly.
As part of the planning and visioning process for the UMCH property, the City conducted a walking tour of the property on October 5th. Planning consultants discussed the planning process while gathering input from the community on their wants and desires for the property. For additional information view the Walking Tour Hand-out Materials.