By Rick Palsgrove
The city of Groveport is considering an annexation request for a small parcel along west Groveport Road.
According to Groveport Development Director Jeff Green, the 1.94 acre property is located on the north side of Groveport Road just west of Saltzgaber Road. There is currently a residence on the property.
“A development plan has not yet been submitted (for the property), but based on discussions staff has had with the developers, the plan may call for smaller multi-unit ‘flex’ (commercial/industrial) spaces as well as a possible cold storage facility,” said Green. “The plan will likely also include an outparcel fronting Groveport Road to be marketed as a site for a restaurant or another retail commercial use. The property will be part of a larger proposed development on surrounding land currently owned by Roger Studley.”
The Groveport Road corridor west of State Route 317 is currently a mix of warehouses, small businesses, churches, and residences.
A couple of years ago, the city contracted with the IBI Group to create a Groveport Road Corridor Study to review west Groveport Road between Groveport and Obetz from State Route 317 to Bixby Road. The report noted that the western portion of the road located in Obetz is primarily residential while the eastern portion located in Groveport is mostly commercial/industrial. The study also stated the average daily traffic count for west Groveport Road in 2020 was 11,000 to 12,000 vehicles, but that number will rise by 55 percent to 17,000 by 2040.