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Ready for Change sign

The City is committed to taking a proactive approach in its efforts to communicate with residents on important issues and to seek your feedback. But we also recognize that our newsletters and emails can get lost among the many other communications and marketing materials trying to get your attention. So we are trying something a little different. And a little more obvious!

“Ready for a Change?” signs will be appearing at specific sites as certain proposed development projects, park improvements or significant road construction projects are up for a review. Typically, these signs will be placed in the public right-of-way or in our parks two weeks in advance of a scheduled public meeting or hearing, or as a heads up to residents that a study process is in its beginning stages.

PROPOSED READY FOR A CHANGE? PROJECTS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

For project details, visit the Kingsdale Mixed-Use Project page, or contact the Community Development Department, at 614-583-5070 or [email protected].

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

For project details, visit the Golden Bear Redevelopment page, or contact the Community Development Department, at 614-583-5070 or [email protected].

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

On November 16, 2020, the Board of Zoning and Planning approved a proposed Development Plan from Aldi Inc. for an 18,000 square foot Aldi Grocery Store at 3280 Tremont Road, replacing the former Barnes & Noble near Kingsdale Shopping Center. This approval included the following landscaping requirements: That the three existing parking lot landscape islands include a mix of groundcover and perennials, that any change to existing landscaping located within the preservation area south of the Five Points intersection be approved by the City Forester, with best efforts be made to preserve the existing mature trees, and that five landscape-diamonds be added to the parking lot, subject to review and approval by the City Forester. Construction is expected to begin by early spring, with completion by the fall of 2021.

PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS

  • November 16 Board of Zoning and Planning Hearing – Project approved | Meeting Packet
  • November 2 Board of Zoning and Planning Work Session – Public review of proposed Development Plan | Meeting Packet
Aldi Grocery Store Proposed Development
Aldi Grocery Store Proposed Development
Aldi & CVS
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Aldi & CVS Elevations

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Following approval in the summer of 2020, a building renovation is underway at the Northeast corner of Lane Avenue and Northwest Boulevard for an Ohio State Bank, and is scheduled for completion this spring. The project includes renovating a existing, one-story commercial structure and demolition of an existing two-story residence, at 2508 Northwest Boulevard. A one-story detached garage structure located at 2508 Northwest Boulevard will remain with updated complimentary exterior finishes to match the primary commercial structure. For additional project details, please call the Community Development Department, at [email protected] or 614-583-5070.

PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS

  • July 20 Board of Zoning and Planning Hearing – Project approved
  • March 2 Board of Zoning and Planning Work Session – Review of revised proposal
  • POSTPONED: January 21 Board of Zoning and Planning Hearing 
  • January 6 Board of Zoning and Planning Work Session – In addition to presenting at the work session, the developer hosted an open house for residents to discuss the proposal.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

For project details, visit the Northam Park Athletic Fields & Tennis Study project page, or contact the Parks & Recreation Department, at 614-583-5300 or [email protected].

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

For project details, visit the Burbank Improvements section of the Park Naturalized Area Management Plan page, or contact the Parks & Forestry Superintendent, at 614-583-5361 or [email protected].

For project details, visit the Oxford Park Playground Improvements project page, or contact the Parks & Recreation Department, at 614-583-5300 or [email protected].

For project details, visit the Parks Naturalized Area Management Plan – Turkey Run Bank Stabilization page, or contact the Parks & Recreation Department, at 614-583-5300 or [email protected].

ABOUT OUR READY FOR A CHANGE? PROGRAM

WHEN THE SIGNS WILL BE USED

Examples of projects that would trigger the placement of a Ready for a Change? sign are as follows:

Community Development
Development Plans
Plat Amendments
Major Subdivision proposals
Major Site Plans
Rezonings
Appeals (commercial property)
Variances (commercial property)

Engineering
Major CIP projects in design phase

Parks & Recreation
Playground replacements
Shelter replacements
Changes in park configurations
New park facilities

General
Studies impacting specific locations
Others as determined appropriate

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A READY FOR A CHANGE SIGN APPEARS?

If you see a Ready for a Change? sign and you want to know more, sign inserts above and below the main sign will let you know if a public meeting has been scheduled. You will also find a website address—upperarlingtonoh.gov/change—which brings you to this page. Here you will find a brief overview and/or a link to another webpage created specifically for the proposed project that will provide expanded details.

If you have any questions about this new approach or would like details on what’s being considered when a sign appears, please contact the City Manager’s Office, at 614-583-5040.

CONTACT READY FOR A CHANGE?

    The City’s website is designed to provide 24/7 access to useful information about City departments, services, public meetings, special projects, events, legislation and more. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on this page or in our FAQ section, please complete the webform below. It will be directed straight to staff in the department listed above.

    The City also offers a convenient means for residents to report issues such as potholes, broken streetlights, property maintenance issues and parks damage through our UA Click2Fix smartphone app, available from AppleApp or GooglePlay.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not an emergency reporting system. Requests are addressed during regular work hours of 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday. If you need to report an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1.

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    Community Development ChangesEngineering ChangesParks & Recreation ChangesGeneral ChangesOther (describe below)

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