Public Notice – Monday, November 28

PUBLIC NOTICE
Finance Committee Meeting

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The Finance Committee will meet immediately following the regular Committee of the Whole meeting that begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022, at City Hall (200 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230), Council Chambers for the purposes of discussion on the Proposed Budget/2023 Appropriation Ordinance.

Certified by: Jeremy A. VanMeter, Clerk of Council

Posted: November 23, 2022

Public Notice – November 21 and December 19

PUBLIC NOTICE
City Council – Special Meeting & Finance Committee Meeting

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The City Council will hold a Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022, at City Hall (200 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230), Council Chambers for the purposes of Executive Session pursuant to Council Rules of Procedure 5.40(a) to consider the appointment of a public employee or official.

The Finance Committee will meet immediately following the regular City Council Meeting that begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022, at City Hall (200 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230), Council Chambers for the purposes of discussion on the 2023 Proposed Budget.

The City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 19, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall (200 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230), Council Chambers prior to a vote on the following rezoning application:

ORD-0073-2022
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF GAHANNA ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE 198-96 ON NOVEMBER 19, 1996, AND SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED; CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT OF +/- 0.299 ACRES OF 3.4 ACRE SITE LOCATED AT 348 GRANVILLE STREET, PARCEL ID 025-000276 FROM SUBURBAN OFFICE (SO) TO COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL (CC); PROJECT KASSEL 348 GRANVILLE, LLC, MATT VON BARGEN, APPLICANT

Certified by: Jeremy A. VanMeter, Clerk of Council

Posted: November 18, 2022

Gahanna CIC to Purchase Properties in Creekside District to Promote Redevelopment

The City of Gahanna and the Gahanna Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) are pleased to announce that the CIC has entered into an agreement to purchase more than four acres of property in the City’s Creekside District to support future redevelopment.

“The Creekside District is the heart of our downtown and the heart of Gahanna,” said Gahanna Mayor Laurie Jadwin. “Ensuring the vibrancy of the Creekside area is critical to our city’s future success – both for the quality of life of our residents and the economic success of our small businesses. This agreement is the next critical step in reimagining the downtown area that our residents and businesses both need and deserve.”

The City engaged MA Design in July 2021 to develop an overall master plan that would guide redevelopment within the District.  With the overarching goal of promoting vibrancy in the downtown area, the plan identified key parcels for acquisition as well as concepts for projects that would be best suited for the area. With its mission of supporting development initiatives of the City, the CIC then went to work to secure critical parcels.  The CIC now is working with a local development partner to pursue a large mixed-use development for the District that would include retail, restaurants, experiential and hospitality businesses as well as housing.

“The work of MA Design has provided the CIC with a roadmap of not only what could work best, but what strategic properties are needed to bring this vision to reality,” said Betty Collins, President of the CIC. “We appreciate the local partnerships this agreement brings forward, and we look forward to helping to bring this vision to reality.”

The agreement to acquire several parcels from Gahanna-based Homestead Development Company and MJM Investments is expected to close by the end of the year. A separate agreement to purchase property currently owned by locally based Schneider Properties will close by mid-2023.

“A community’s economic health is often judged by the vibrancy of its downtown,” said Nathan A. Strum, the City’s Director of Economic Development. “This project, when fully built out, not only will promote vibrancy, but will offer a uniquely Gahanna experience for residents and visitors alike.”

In June, the City’s Department of Economic Development hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the overall vision for the Creekside District and collect additional public feedback on the underlying strategy. The video of that meeting can be found HERE. More opportunities for public discussion and engagement will be held in 2023.

About the Gahanna CIC: The Gahanna Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) is a not-for-profit organization formed by the City of Gahanna to promote industrial, economic, commercial and civic development – as well as business attraction, retention and expansion – in the City. The CIC focuses its efforts on providing land bank services for strategic land acquisition and investigates land consolidation opportunities to maximize redevelopment opportunities available.

Cherry Bottom Road Fully Reopen

Crews finished the second phase of construction on Cherry Bottom Road in less than two weeks, and the road is now fully open. This project was made possible with funds generated from Issue 12 and grant dollars from the State of Ohio, and crews were able to complete both phases ahead of schedule. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked to preserve this corridor. Should you have any further questions, please contact the City’s Department of Engineering at engineering@gahanna.gov or by calling (614) 342-4050.

Public Notice – Thursday, November 10

PUBLIC NOTICE
Finance Committee Meeting & Upcoming Public Hearings on 2023 Proposed Budget

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The Finance Committee will meet immediately following the regular Committee of the Whole meeting that begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022, at City Hall (200 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230), Council Chambers for the purposes of discussion on the 2023 Proposed Budget.

The City Council will hold two Public Hearings for comment on the 2023 Proposed Budget as part of its regular agenda as follows:

  1. Monday, November 21, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
  2. Monday, December 5, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

Meetings are held at City Hall (200 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230), in Council Chambers. You can view the 2023 Proposed Budget on file with the Clerk of Council or via https://gahanna.legistar.com/Legislation by searching communication file “2022-0311”.

Certified by: Jeremy A. VanMeter, Clerk of Council

Posted: November 10, 2022

Sustainability Survey

Over the past year, the City has been working on developing its very first Sustainability Plan, which will identify opportunities to incorporate “green” initiatives into multiple aspects of the City.  Earlier this year, we applied for and were awarded a grant through MORPC, which partnered us with The Ohio State University to assist in finalizing the Plan.

As part of this partnership, OSU students are expanding upon the initial draft of the City’s plan, but they need your help! Please consider filling out their survey HERE on topics such as planning, zoning, public service, economic development, and parks and recreation. The entire survey should take four minutes or less to complete.  Thank you in advance for sharing your ideas!

Public Notice – Wednesday, November 16 (Second Run)

PUBLIC NOTICE
Gahanna Planning Commission
Gahanna City Hall
200 S. Hamilton Rd., Council Chambers
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
7 p.m.

Z0002–2022 To recommend approval to Council, a Zoning Application to rezone ~0.299 acres of a 3.4-acre site for property, located at 348 Granville St.; Parcel ID: 025-000276; Current Zoning SO, Proposed Zoning CC; Project Kassel 348 Granville, LLC; Matt Von Bargen, applicant. (Second run)

Public Notice – Monday, November 7

PUBLIC NOTICE
City Council – Special Meeting & Finance Committee Meeting

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The City Council will hold a Special Meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022, at City Hall (200 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230), Council Chambers for the purposes of Executive Session pursuant to Council Rules of Procedure 5.40(a) to consider the appointment of a public employee or official.

The Finance Committee will meet immediately following the regular City Council Meeting that begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022, at City Hall (200 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230), Council Chambers for the purposes of the 2023 Budget Presentation from administration.

Certified by: Jeremy A. VanMeter, Clerk of Council

Clark State Road Closure

Clark State Road between Havens Road and Mann Road is expected to be closed for approximately two weeks, beginning on Monday, October 24, for drainage repairs. The posted detour route will point westbound drivers to Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, south to Havens Corners Road, west to Hamilton Road and then north to Clark State Road. Eastbound drivers will follow the detour in the opposite direction.

The Franklin County Engineer Bridge Department will be doing this work, not the City of Gahanna or its contractors, but we will provide updates as those become available. If you have any questions, please contact the Franklin County Engineer’s Office at (614) 525-3030.

UPDATE: Clark State Road is now back open to traffic.

 

Public Notice – Wednesday, November 16

PUBLIC NOTICE
Gahanna Planning Commission
Gahanna City Hall
200 S. Hamilton Rd., Council Chambers
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
7 p.m.

Z0002–2022 To recommend approval to Council, a Zoning Application to rezone ~0.299 acres of a 3.4-acre site for property, located at 348 Granville St.; Parcel ID: 025-000276; Current Zoning SO, Proposed Zoning CC; Project Kassel 348 Granville, LLC; Matt Von Bargen, applicant.