Wilson Bridge Corridor Zoning
Proposed Zoning Categories
The Wilson Bridge Corridor zoning code amendment further implements recommendations found in the Wilson Bridge Road Corridor Study. Adopted in 2011, the Study makes recommendations for the Wilson Bridge Road corridor from the Olentangy River to the west to the railroad crossing to the east. The goal is to prioritize design guidelines and standards for the corridor as redevelopment occurs over time.
September 5, 2017 update:
Worthington City Council approved the Holiday Inn property owner's request to withdraw the rezoning application for the new WBC-3 category. Without the rezoning, development plans are expected to be presented to the Architectural Review Board in the coming months under existing zoning. The process will include opportunities for public input.
Wilson Bridge Corridor Zoning Category Development and Approval
On April 18, 2016, Worthington City Council approved an amendment to create new zoning categories in the corridor.
Approved Zoning Code Amendment
April 18, 2016 Presentation to City Council
Memo from Planning and Building Director
The 2011 Wilson Bridge Corridor Study recommends the need to promote the redevelopment of the Wilson Bridge Road Corridor into a mixed use area that will generate new economic growth within the City. These standards are intended to foster development that strengthen land use and economic value; encourage a mix of uses; enhance livability of the area; augment pedestrian and bicycle connections; and promote construction of high-quality buildings and public spaces that create and sustain long-term economic vitality.
A steering committee made up of area residents, business owners, community groups and City leaders was created in 2014 to review and provide recommendations to the zoning code amendment. The committee's recommendations differ slightly from the 2011 plan, reducing the density and building heights proposed throughout the corridor. The number of zoning categories has also been reduced from eight (8) to four (4) in order to simplify the categories.
The text has been reviewed by the Code Review Committee, the Wilson Bridge Road Steering Committee and the Municipal Planning Commission with all groups recommending approval. The text was discussed with City Council on November 9, 2015, January 11, 2016 and February 8, 2016. At its March 14, 2016 meeting, City Council decided to move forward with considering an alternative proposal which would reduce height and density. Legislation was introduced by City Council on April 4, 2016 and approved at its April 18, 2016 meeting.
Presentation to Council 3-14-2016
Presentation to Council 2-8-2016
Presentation to Council 1-11-2016
Presentation to Council 11-9-2015
Information & Feedback
For questions and comments, please email Planning and Building Director Lee Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Department of Planning and Building at (614) 431-2424
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