East Wilson Bridge Road Rezoning & Project Updates
Demolition begins in August 2022 for Worthington Community Improvement Corporation Owned Properties
Four houses owned by the Worthington Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) along East Wilson Bridge Road are scheduled to be demolished in August 2022. This includes the structures located at 127, 133, 139, and 145 E. Wilson Bridge Road.
These houses were rezoned in 2021 from the R-10 District, Low-Density Residential to WBC-2 District, Professional Office. The rezoning along a portion of East Wilson Bridge Road was 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.
The City anticipates that the demolition project could begin as early as August 1, 2022. The demolition project is expected to last approximately four (4) weeks, subject to weather conditions and contractor availability. The project work will include the demolition and removal of four (4) houses, sheds, garages, and unhealthy trees and vegetation. The site will be backfilled with dirt, graded, and seeded as part of this project.
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.
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.
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.
- 12/6/2021 agenda and meeting materials
- Watch video of the 12/6/2021 meeting (discussion begins at 12:15)
- 12-6-2021 Council Presentation 1 (Area history and Ordinance 1 - CIC owned properties - Professional Office
- 12-6-2021 Council Presentation 2 (Ordinance 2 - Professional Office)
- 12-6-2021 Council Presentation 3 (Ordinance 3 - Medium Density Residential)
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
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
Granby 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.