A better vision for the UMCH property
Who does City Council represent? Will resident voices be heard by City leadership?
- Over 1,000 Worthington Residents made their voices heard in the summer of 2019.
- Nearly 300 Residents have submitted letters to ARB/MPC asking for a rejection of LC’s current proposal.
- Residents are taking notice and making sure their neighbors are informed.
- Mike Duffey, a lifelong Worthington resident, Former Worthington City Council member, and Ohio State House Rep offered compelling testimony against the current LC proposal.
- LC has received approval from MPC to demolish the 2 homes and the vacant Children’s Home buildings on the property. This work has started. It was stated at the MPC meeting that the agreement to demolish is not an endorsement of anything else LC has presented. But to LC, now the sole owner of the property, this demolition represents another step on the way to realizing their development plan of 730 residential units.
- The Vision Worthington Committee has produced a video about the visions, guiding principles and next steps toward implementation that resulted from their extensive community outreach efforts.
A reminder of our basic vision:
- Place the values and interests of Worthington residents at the center of UMCH development, rather than residential for-profit developers
- Preserve the current zoning, and leave the core of the property for community-centered commons
- Develop commercial and retail on High St. to provide substantial city revenue
- Build appropriate residential that is harmonious with surrounding neighborhoods; not high-density apartments or condos that create congestion, crowd schools, burden city finances, and degrade our historic character