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Worthington City Council Meeting - 9/2/2014
City Council unanimously approved the amendment to the Worthington Comprehensive Plan and 2005 Strategic Update at its meeting on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Presentation from September 2nd City Council meeting

UMCH Focus Area Update Approved on September 2, 2014

Municipal Planning Commission - 7/24/2014
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.  

Meeting Presentation

Comprehensive Plan UMCH Focus Area Draft 

Comment on the Focus Area Draft

 land use map
 3-26-2014 public meeting

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Community Meeting - 3/26/2014

The community gathered with City officials and planning consultants, MKSK, to discuss the new materials and information generated as a result of feedback received in the Visioning UMCH process.

Items discussed included:
  • Review and further refinement of details related to areas of interest including green space, density and connectivity.
  • A discussion of more refined design scenarios.
  • Review of draft components that will be included in the Comprehensive Plan update:
  1. Recommendations related to land use, architecture/design, connectivity, green space and preserves, required traffic and environmental studies, etc.
  2. General land use diagrams.
Meeting Presentation

Draft proposed future use land map and planning team recommendations

Community Meeting Photographs

Development Bus Tour - 3/14/2014

City 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.

View photos and detailed information about the development site examples

View photographs of the tour
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public meeting Visioning UMCH Public Meeting – 12/4/2013

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.
View Presentation Here

Meeting Summary

Comments Submitted at Public Meeting

View video of the meeting presentation (7 total videos in YouTube playlist)

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.

Walking Tour

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. Download the walking tour hand-out materials here. 

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