The Lane Avenue Planning Study was initiated by City Council to consider how the City can facilitate the continuing evolution of this vital business district in a way that sets parameters for thoughtful, quality development that promotes gathering spaces, supports the pedestrian experience and improves safety, while enhancing the look and feel of the district. All this must be done while also paying close attention to an appropriate blending between commercial activity and the surrounding residential neighborhoods.
The study process began in August 2019 and is expected to conclude in the spring of 2020. It was expanded to include three phases of citizen engagement, providing opportunities for residents to learn about the significance of the business district for Upper Arlington’s future, provide input on what they believe should be priority considerations, and to then review the proposals developed by the consultants at OHM Advisors.
A third public meeting has been scheduled for 6-8 pm, on Thursday, February 13 at COhatch, 1733 W. Lane Avenue. Please join representatives of OHM Advisors and City Staff for a presentation summary of the study process, the feedback received through the first two rounds of community engagement, and the resulting recommendations that will be shared with City Council in the spring.
Full details of the Lane Avenue Planning Study can be found by clicking here. We encourage residents to become involved in the final phases of this important review process as we develop a roadmap to support the corridor as a major hub for community activity, while preserving the peaceful nature of surrounding neighborhoods.