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Proposed Fairlington Heights Condominium Project

The Fairlington Heights rezoning and condominium project has been working its way through the public review process since February. At the May 18 Board of Zoning & Planning Meeting, the Board voted to recommend to Council its support for a revised proposal. Located at the northeast corner of Fishinger Road and Fairlington Drive – adjacent to the Scioto View Shopping…

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Upper Arlington Foundation Impact Report

The philanthropy of the Upper Arlington Foundation and its donors can be found in numerous projects and places across our community. Since its founding, the Foundation has embraced many opportunities to collaborate with various entities to enhance programs, services and public facilities. In May, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees hosted its Annual Meeting, at which time a Special Impact Report…

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Proposed Neighborhood Compatibility Policy

The beauty and quality of Upper Arlington’s homes and neighborhoods are a source of pride for residents. As the homes have aged and UA’s desirability as a premier residential community remains strong, some property owners choose to invest in major home additions or to raze the old and invest in a new-build home that better meets their needs. In recent…

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Integrated Turf Health Management Program

UA has long enjoyed a vibrant youth sports program, thanks to the volunteer efforts of several community members who serve as administrators and coaches. Over time, the high use of the City’s athletic fields for sports, general park user activities and community events has resulted in turf conditions that hinder the safety and playability of playing surfaces. During the 2018…

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Farmers Market

2022 Upper Arlington Farmers Market

The Upper Arlington Farmers Market is scheduled to open for the season on Wednesday, May 18 from 4-7 pm at the Tremont Pool parking lot adjacent to Northam Park. Rain or shine, UA’s Farmers Market will take place every Wednesday through October 26. We hope you can join us each week to enjoy the best in seasonal produce from Ohio…

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Alcohol on Public Property Code Amendments

City Council recently approved some City Code amendments relative to the sale and consumption of alcohol on public property. This includes: • Modifying the allowable area at the Amelita Mirolo Barn to anywhere within 60 feet of the building, as long as the area is enclosed by temporary fencing. • Adding the Upper Arlington Community Center, in keeping with the…

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Fishinger Road Project Update

Planning for the Fishinger Road project, slated to begin late this year, started in earnest over six years ago. Last reconstructed in the 1960s and last repaved in 2002, the road was identified in the 2015 Capital Improvement Program for replacement. The following year, a Transportation Studio class from OSU took the corridor on as a project, which included a…

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Police and Fire Operations Study

In community surveys, safety consistently ranks as a top priority for residents and a primary reason they choose to live here, with police, fire and EMS the most highly rated of all City services. As 24/7, labor, equipment and training intensive operations, our Police and Fire divisions require extensive resources to fulfill their charges, and approximately half of the City’s…

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Drug Take Back

DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Despite all the efforts and resources from public health agencies and safety personnel, opioid and heroin addiction remains a major health and safety crisis in our state and across our nation. This is an issue that touches people and communities of all socio-economic backgrounds and ages, including right here in Upper Arlington. Every year, millions of Americans gain access to…

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UA Green Team

This year, we would like to introduce you to our Green Team for Earth Day. This group’s focus is to prioritize a shift to implementing environmentally- and sustainability-appropriate practices throughout the City. The team was formed in response to the City’s master plan that set a goal of maintaining and developing a more sustainable, walkable and competitive Upper Arlington in…

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Food Compost

City to Launch Pilot Program for Curbside Food Waste Collection

The City’s Public Service Department is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot program for the curbside collection of food waste, thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The pilot program will be operated by the City’s partner, GoZERO Services, the non-profit courier service for residential recycling of food scraps for composting that is…

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Tips on Dealing with Rodents

From time to time, we receive a wave of calls about particular wildlife issues. As our Code Compliance Officer investigates these complaints, more often than not he finds that the problems have arisen from one or more properties in the area unwittingly providing sources of food—be it through letting bird seed gather under feeders, or leaving piles of yard waste…

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Community Center Update

The vision for the UA Community Center is coming into focus! Floorplans and initial renderings of the space were shared with the community on February 17. The project team is spending the next several weeks gathering feedback on the plans. Several sessions are planned where the community will be able to review the plans with members of the project team.…

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Sunny 95 Heron

Coexisting with Local Wildlife

As Central Ohio continues to grow, the abundance of wildlife is adapting to dwindling natural habitats and capitalizing on the new food sources and nesting opportunities. Most times we can coexist peacefully with the beautiful array of birds, rabbits, squirrels and other creatures that take up residence in our yards and public parks, but some wildlife can become unwelcome “tenants,”…

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