The Dispatch wrote Developments bring work, play closer
Monday, November 17, 2008
BY MARK FERENCHIK
The Oak Park development, rising from a Dublin field in Union County, will contain a bit of everything — town homes and single-family houses, stores, offices and restaurants. The deal is that, if you live there, you can walk or bike to shop, get a bite to eat, go to the bank or even to work.
Dublin is among a number of central Ohio communities that are encouraging neighborhood-friendly commercial developments. New Albany’s master plan calls for such development, and Hilliard also is pushing for more neighborhood-friendly commercial areas.
That will make the neighborhoods more like Worthington or Bexley, which attract the young, well-educated urban professionals whom area leaders are struggling to keep in Franklin County.