February 7, 2022
Worthington City Council discussed a proposal for a moratorium relating to the former UMCH Focus Area of the Comprehensive Plan. Council decided to take no action on a moratorium.
January 18, 2022
Worthington City Council adopted an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment provides revised language for the United Methodist Children's Home (UMCH) Focus Area.
Previous versions of Comp Plan and UMCH Focus Area:
January 18, 2022
A UMCH Focus Area Moratorium ordinance was introduced as emergency legislation but failed to receive the required 6/7 vote of City Council. Therefore, the ordinance did not pass.
December 13, 2021
Worthington City Council voted unanimously to deny the development proposal submitted by Lifestyle Communities (LC) for the former United Methodist Children's Home (UMCH) property.
- Watch video of the 12/13/2021 meeting
- 12/13/2021 Staff Presentation
- 12/13/2021 LC Presentation
- 12/13/2021 meeting agenda and information packet
October 14, 2021
The Architectural Review Board and Municipal Planning Commission (ARB/MPC) voted to recommend denial of the Lifestyle Communities development applications.
September 10, 2021
An updated proposal was received from Lifestyle Communities.
February 11, 2021
The Architectural Review Board approved demolition applications allowing the property owner to demolish and remove existing structures on the site.
January 14, 2021
The proposal was discussed at the Architectural Review Board/Municipal Planning Commission meeting. No action was taken.
- Watch a recording of the 1/14/2021 ARB/MCP meeting
- Meeting Agenda and staff memo
- 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
October 2, 2020
Lifestyle Communities filed an application with the City to rezone the former site of the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) at 1033 High Street from its current zoning (S-1, R-10, C-2 and C-3) to a Planned Unit Development consisting of single-family homes, multi-family townhomes and apartments, commercial and medical offices.
- City Council Adopts Statement about UMCH development at October 12, 2015 Meeting.
- City Council Letter to Lifestyle Communities dated July 15, 2015
- Minutes from June 29, 2015 Municipal Planning Commission Special Meeting
- Lifestyle Communities Presentation from June 29, 2015 Public Meeting
- September 2, 2014 - City Council approved an update to the Comprehensive Plan, based on extensive public feedback and input in the Visioning UMCH process. (Note: The UMCH Focus Area was updated again in January 2022)
- The Visioning UMCH process launched in 2013 and included a number of public meetings, tours, surveys and research to provide a framework for development with the long-term goal of fostering mixed uses to include a variety of housing products that meet community needs, new office and retail space, and new public and green spaces.