City Council Meeting Highlights – Feb. 5, 2019
Single largest economic development project in Powell’s history approved
Powell City Council approved the annexation, final development plan and zoning map amendment for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Powell Ambulatory Care Facility during last night’s meeting. The plan proposes to construct a medical office building, ambulatory care center and hospital on 44 acres at the northeast corner of Sawmill Parkway and Home Road. This will be the single largest economic development project in Powell’s history.
“This project is a win for the community on many levels,” said City Manager Steve Lutz. “It provides for a significant professional and medical center use within the City and our residents stand to benefit from having easy access to world-class medical services.”
Development at a Glance
- 200,000+ square foot facility
- 500 new jobs
- $100,000 average salary
- $50 million annual payroll
- Services –diagnostic and treatment services, specialty care, same-day walk-in care, primary care services and community space.
Carriage Road zoning map amendment moved to second reading
The ordinance for a zoning map amendment at 2770 Carriage Road was moved to a second reading. The amendment calls for the zoning to be changed from Farm Residence District to Planned Residence District. This is being requested in order for Romanelli & Hughes to construct 11 single-family homes on the site.
Appropriation for additional salt approved by Council
City Council approved an ordinance to appropriate an additional $50,000 in order to purchase additional salt for the winter. The City has a contract to purchase salt each year through a co-operative purchasing agreement. Because the City has experienced several snow and ice events this year, the City anticipates more salt will need to be purchased.
Council discusses pre-annexation agreement for site at Home & Steitz Road
City Council held the first reading for an ordinance that would authorize the City to enter into a pre-annexation agreement with Home Steitz, LLC. and TLK Development, LLC.
The site is approximately 11.74 acres and is located at the northwest corner of Home Road and Steitz Road. The preliminary development plan calls for the site to be developed into a planned mixed-use project. The eastern portion of the site is being considered as an option for a new 25,000 square foot Delaware County District Library branch to serve the community.
The next reading of the pre-annexation agreement will occur during City Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 47 Hall Street.