David Robinson elected for President of Worthington City Council and Katy Brewer for President Pro tem. These are two year positions and you can read the details at this website link.Worthington Leaders
October 14, 2021 MPC/ARB denies current application by Lifestyle Communities to rezone and redevelop the former UMCH property. Here is the link to the video recording of the meeting. https://worthingtonoh.new.swagit.com/videos/141728
We are currently updating this web page to reflect post 2021 city council election activities. If you are interested in reading additional WARD documents they can be found on Google Drive at this link
Who is WARD?
The primary reason for WARD’s (Worthington Alliance for Responsible Development) existence is advocacy for responsible development in the City of Worthington. Our decision in 2021 to form a PAC (Political Action Committee) is to support and elect those candidates who are like-minded and share our community’s concern for responsible development.
WARD (Worthington Alliance for Responsible Development) was formed in 2012 by a considerable number of concerned residents to prevent development that would overwhelm our neighborhoods and to encourage responsible policy, planning and leadership. WARD's vision for the use of the former UMCH property is memoralized in its White Paper. The link to this White Paper is here
2021 City Council Election From the Franklin County Board of Elections, here is the list of certified candidates for the Worthington 2021 City Council election which is scheduled for November 2, 2021 with early voting starting October 5, 2021. There are 4 seats council open for this election and Ms. Kowalczyk and Mr. Robinson are currently on council and seeking re-election as council members.
League of Woman Voters Candidate's Night Video
WARD Endorses: Brewer, Duffey, Robinson, Sutton for Worthington City Council
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Yard Sign Recycling Worthington Residents,
UMCH Rezoning Don't Zone Out
The adjacent map shows the current zoning of the former Methodist Children's Home property along High Street in Worthington. This is direcly across High Street from Worthington City Hall. The new landowner Lifestyle Communities is proposing high density residential development on this property with up to 720 dwelling units. The details of the proposal can be reviewed on the City of Worthington's website here.
The map to the right clearly shows the former UMCH property in the middle of the Worthington residential area.
Above is the proposed development of the former UMCH property by Lifestyle Communites. Don't let the subdued colors surrounding the development fool you. These areas are all existing homes in the Worthington Estates and Worthingway subdivisions. The North direction is up and Sub-area 5 on the lower part of the map is the Tucker Creek reserve.
In the left frame are the details of how many proposed living units are planned for each sub area which are outlined in the above map.