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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Some background First:

    Jerome Village: the next Easton or New Albany? (Jan 2007)

    Development Deal in Jerome Township may be the answer to the City of Columbus’ financial woes (Mar 2009)

    Update on Dublin Technology Corridor Project (Jun 2009)

    New:

    Council considering Jerome Village service agreement

    Friday, April 23, 2010

    By LIN RICE

    ThisWeek Staff Writer

    Another piece of the Jerome Village puzzle is taking shape, this piece providing water and sewer to the proposed development.

    Marysville City Council added a resolution to its consent calendar on April 22, authorizing water and sanitary sewer service to the Jerome Village Community Authority (JVCA), and authorizing a service agreement. If approved after three readings, the resolution also would amend other related documents to provide water and sewer for the new development.

    Jerome Village will be a 1,585-acre mixed-use development in the southern portion of Union County. It will include homes, condos, stores, offices and a town center. Representatives of developer Highland Real Estate have said that the project could take 15 years to be completely built out. Seventy acres has been set aside for two new schools that will be part of the Dublin school district, and 200 acres will remain open space.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/live/content/dublin/stories/2010/04/21/Marysville-council-considering-Jerome-Village-service-agreement.html

    #363770

    wilddirt
    Member

    Another Easton… Do we really need that? If we really do maybe the development can also mix in more vegetation, community gardens, walking trails, green spaces and other similar things since they are replacing the farm land & woods in Jerome Township with 1,585-acres of new development.

    Or can we just develop the areas that are undeveloped closer to the center of Columbus rather than sprawling out?

    -AK
    WildDirt

    #363771

    Columbusite
    Member

    Of course we don’t. Central Ohio is already over-saturated with retail that we can’t support. Taking out City Center lightened that load a bit, but we still have Eastland, Northland, Westland (barely), Tuttle, Easton, Polaris, and don’t forget the Continent. Then you have all of the declining spin-off stripmall development around those areas, such as Consumer Square which was razed and plenty of empty storefronts in urban Columbus. Then you have the overbuilt residential developments in sprawling areas combined with vacant homes in our urban core. This is why MORPC needs to have actual power. Franklin County is behind the city of Columbus when it comes to good urbanism and we aren’t exactly a shining example either. People here are going to have to face the fact that building out isn’t going to fix anything and will only contribute further decline. Better now than later.

    #363772

    colrex7
    Member

    Columbusite wrote >>
    People here are going to have to face the fact that building out isn’t going to fix anything and will only contribute further decline. Better now than later.

    Totally agree. Why can’t people just get that. It’s not that hard of a concept. Jeez. Some developers care more about making a huge profit than the what happens in the foreseeable future.

    #363773

    Leahy255
    Participant

    I think this might be a good master-planned development, if they keep the town-center idea. If they can try to make it more dense. Instead of sprawling out, they could create a new “center” like a mini-downtown. Public transportation would do well with many mini-downtown, since they could locate to that area and connect to the other areas. Like the light rail project would end at Polaris. If they do this right, it could be better than smaller random developments with no central plans, leap-frogging all over and random retail centers. I am open to trying newer concepts, but I prefer more urban developments.

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