Westside Year in Review - 2011
The Westside saw the implementation of several projects in 2011, including the improvements of some main roads and the casino project. Here are some highlights:
• Franklin County launches sanitary sewer projects in the Mon-E-Bak and Brown Road areas.
• Columbus City Council invests $4 million toward building new sidewalks.
• Alkire Road shuts down for the reconstruction of the railroad overpass.
• Penn National breaks ground at the Hollywood Casino site.
• The city of Columbus and Penn National reach an annexation agreement for water and sewer services.
• Franklin Township launches its building department.
• Prairie Township demolishes the former Hometown Inn.
• Columbus City Council rezones Cooper Stadium from rural to commercial planned development.
• The city installs safety cameras on the Hilltop.
• Franklin County begins reconstruction of Georgesville Road north of the railroad tracks.
• Final plans for the redevelopment of West Broad Street submitted to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
• Incumbents Timothy Guyton and Doug Stormont re-elected as trustees for Franklin and Prairie townships.
• Prairie Township residents vote in favor of a Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ).
• Franklin County commissioners allocate $350,000 toward demolishing 17 blighted properties throughout the county.
• Prairie Township trustees adopt the Big Darby Accord Town Center Master Plan.
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