East Wilson Bridge Road Rezoning & Project Updates


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Nonconforming Use Language Update (3/23/2022)

City Council voted at its March 21, 2022 meeting to update the Planning & Zoning Code, Repairs & Maintenance section of Chapter 1151 Nonconforming Uses and Chapter 1181 Wilson Bridge Corridor Districts, to lessen the impact of the nonconforming uses of properties throughout the City and primarily within the Wilson Bridge Road Corridor affected by the rezoning of the southside of E. Wilson Bridge Rd.

Final nonconforming use code amendment (changes highlighted)

Prior to the vote, the Municipal Planning Commission reviewed and recommended the approval. 

City Council Votes to Rezone Sections of East Wilson Bridge Road (12/6/2021)

A request to rezone a portion of East Wilson Bridge Road has been approved by City Council to align with the City's Wilson Bridge Road Study recommendations. The Study recommends a mix of uses to foster economic growth in the area. After extensive public input, City Council adopted Wilson Bridge Corridor Zoning in 2016 to create new zoning districts and development standards for the Wilson Bridge Road corridor. 

See this special column in This Week News about how the rezoning advances Worthington's long-term vision.   (view PDF)

Three separate pieces of legislation were considered to rezone a number of parcels on the south side of East Wilson Bridge Road. The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) voted at its 10/28/2021 meeting to recommend denial of all three zoning requests. View 10/28/2021 MPC meeting agenda packet

City Council reviewed the issue at its December 6, 2021 meeting and voted to approve the rezoning and uphold the goals outlined in the long-term strategic plan of the City. 

Three Rezoning Ordinances:

1. Ordinance to Rezone 127, 133, 139 & 145 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. from the R-10 District, Low-Density Residential to WBC-2 District, Professional Office. These properties are owned by the Worthington Community Improvement Corporation 

Rezoning map CIC Properties


2. Ordinance to Rezone 155, 163 & 173 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. from the R-10 District, Low-Density Residential to WBC-2 District, Professional Office

Rezoning MAP 155-163-173


3. Ordinance to Rezone 199, 207, 217, 227, 235, 247 & 261 E. Wilson Bridge Rd155, 163 & 173 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. from the R-10 District, Low-Density Residential to WBC-1 District, Medium Density Residential

Rezoning MAP 199-207-217-227-235-247-261

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Granby Place apartmentsGranby Place - 181 East Wilson Bridge Road

Granby Place is a 32 unit development located on the south side of East Wilson Bridge Road. The units range in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms and are all single-story. 

Under new zoning categories approved by Council in 2016, Council rezoned the two parcels where the Granby Place apartments are located to Medium Density Residential (WBC-1). This project aligns with the Wilson Bridge Road Corridor strategic plan that involved public input and approval by City Council.