UMCH Development Update
The City of Worthington has received an application and development proposal for the former United Methodist Children's Home property. The plan, which includes a mix of uses, was submitted in October 2020 by developer Lifestyle Communities.
February 2021 Update
The Architectural Review Board approved demolition applications at its February 11, 2021 meeting allowing the property owner to demolish and remove existing structures on the site. The approval includes a restoration plan and schedule requiring the site to be restored and seeded within the approved timeline after the demolition.
The demolition approval does not give the applicant any additional rights as it pertains to their current development application before the City. The demolition will restore and prep the site for any ranges of uses that might occur from park space to a mix of uses in the future.
January 2021 Update
The proposal was discussed at the January 14, 2021 ARB/MPC meeting. No vote was taken. The applicant requested their proposal be tabled for discussion at a future meeting. No date has been set for that meeting.
- Watch a recording of the 1/14/2021 ARB/MCP meeting
- Meeting Agenda and staff memo
- Application and development proposal (69.8 MB)
- Staff presentation at 1/14/2021 ARB/MPC meeting
- Applicant presentation at 1/14/2021 ARB/MPC Meeting
Additional Informational Materials:
- City Council questions to applicant with applicant answers - Submitted 1/14/2021
- City Council questions to staff with staff answers
- Economic Development Synopsis provided by applicant
- Multifamily Benefits - Housing Affordability Tool Kit submitted 1/13/2021 by applicant
See what to expect next in the process under the "How can I learn more about this proposal?” links below.
How can I learn more about this proposal?
The development application includes a request to rezone the property into a planned unit development (PUD.) Rezoning applications go through a review process that includes City staff, the Municipal Planning Commission, and finally the City Council.
How can I share feedback?
There will be opportunities for people to share feedback throughout the public process, including at all public meetings and forums.
People can also submit comments by email here. Submitted comments will be shared online and with the appropriate City staff and review body.
What are people saying?
The City is encouraging the public to learn more and provide feedback on the project proposal. Read more about what your neighbors are saying. All comments received by email or mail will be shared here.