Stafford Village - National Church Residences

January 2020 update

A revised Stafford Village proposal from National Church Residences (NCR) was heard at the Architectural Review Board and Municipal Planning Commission meeting on January 9, 2020. The Municipal Planning Commission recommended approval to City Council of NCR’s application to rezone the property at the northeast corner of Hartford Street and East Stafford Avenue to a Planned Unit Development for the construction of a 85-units.  City Council will be introducing the Ordinance on February 3rd for a public hearing on Tuesday, February 18th.

See January 9, 2020 application packet

December 2019 update

A revised Stafford Village proposal from National Church Residences (NCR) was heard at the Architectural Review Board and Municipal Planning Commission December 12, 2019 meeting and tabled. The next hearing will be at the January 9, 2020 meeting.
See information from National Church Residences
See December 12, 2019 application packet
Stafford Village Written Public Comments

Stafford revision

Background Materials
February 2019 Update

The Architectural Review Board and Municipal Planning Commission (ARB/MPC) considered a request by National Church Residences to redevelop Stafford Village at the February 14, 2019 meeting, and again at the February 28, 2019 meeting.  New public comments continue to be posted at the link below.  The proposal is expected to return to ARB/MPC for more discussion at a later date. Information will be posted here when it is available. 
Applications and Supporting Information          

October 2018 Update

Beginning in spring of 2018, National Church Residences (NCR) initiated a series of conversations to gain input from the community with the goal of ensuring any property enhancements are an asset to the community and serve residents well. NCR has reported on the findings of their community outreach and continues to listen and update the community on their process. Visit the NCR-Stafford Village project page

The proposal is now going through a public process with opportunities for comment and input at public meetings including the Municipal Planning Commission/Architectural Review Board and possibly City Council, depending on the exact nature of the proposal. For more information sign up for Project Notifications.

Information Shared with Old Worthington Residents by NCR

National Church Residences, a central Ohio-based national non-profit that provides senior homes and services across the U.S, has been a part of the Worthington community since 1973. Over the past two years, National Church Residences invested more than $100,000 into capital improvements to its 88- unit Stafford Village/Stafford Court senior campus located east of High Street between Stafford Avenue and North Street. These improvements focused mainly on accessibility and safety at the site, which was originally built nearly 50 years ago.

National Church Residences has begun a community outreach effort to explore the need and possible expansion of senior housing options at the site. Over the past several months, its representatives have engaged current senior residents, neighbors, civic leaders, community partners and other stakeholders. National Church Residences anticipates completing this initial information gathering before creating and sharing any formal plan or requests with the greater community and eventually the City of Worthington. National Church Residences embraces and is dedicated to a community-focused planning and zoning process that allows multiple opportunities for public comment and input.