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. 

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.

Additional Informational Materials:

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.