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Mega outlet center planned for I-71 interchange in Delaware County

 

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A joint venture that includes Tuttle Mall owner Simon Property Group wants to build a 350,000-square-foot outlet center at the Interstate 71 exit at routes 36 and 37 with the owner of the former Prime Outlets retail property in Jeffersonville.

 

Indianapolis-based Simon (NYSE:SPG) and North Carolina-based Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT) announced a deal to build the upscale center. They also plan to develop one of equal size in Charlotte, N.C.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2012/11/29/mega-outlet-center-planned-for-i-71.html

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Delaware outlet mall developers Simon, Tanger have history of cooperation

 

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Simon Property Group’s plans to cooperate with Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. on an outlet mall in Delaware County isn’t the first time the developers have cooperated on a project.

 

It seems Simon (NYSE:SPG) and Tanger (NYSE:SKT) had been crosstown rivals in the development of an outlet mall in Charlotte, N.C. They had competing sites about 25 miles apart and market observers had doubted the city could support two such centers. But the companies decided to cooperate, according to a story in the Charlotte Business Journal, a sister publication to Columbus Business First. Simon agreed to pull out of its project and join Tanger’s development in Charlotte’s Steele Creek area.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2012/11/delaware-outlet-mall-developers.html

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Where in the hell did YOU come from?!?!  This is bigger news than the outlet mall!

You mean Sherman hasn't kept the rest of you abreast of my location the last couple of years?

I've lost everyone (except Sherman's) contact info while in Louisiana. The mall story popped up today and looking for stories/discussion about it, thought about you guys (and gals). Can't say I recognize much here. lol.

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Why have one outlet center at the Routes 36/37 exit, when you can have two?  More from Business First below:

 

Another outlet mall proposed along I-71 in Delaware County

Business First by Brian R. Ball, Staff reporter

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 5:24pm EST

 

A plan unveiled last month to develop a 90-store retail outlet mall off Interstate 71 north of Columbus is facing a challenge by Southern California developer Craig Realty Group.  The outlet center specialist revealed plans to Columbus Business First for a 350,000-square-foot center at the Routes 36/37 interchange as part of a 1,000- to 2,600-acre mixed-use development that could rival the sprawling Polaris Centers of Commerce park to the south.

 

The proposed NorthGate Centre development has the commitment of a 40-acre auto mall operator and would include the kind of hotel and restaurant development found at major exits along the highway that links Cleveland with Columbus and Cincinnati, the developer said.  Tentative plans also call for recreational uses, such as baseball, soccer and lacrosse fields, a natatorium and a 60,000-square-foot facility for basketball and other court sports.

 

READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2012/12/another-outlet-mall-proposed-along.html

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More about the dueling outlet center proposals, as well as other developments - both proposed and on-going, at this Delaware County intersection from the Dispatch:

 

Delaware County site of maximum interest

Outlet-mall jockeying shows intersection at I-71 is prime spot

By Steve Wartenberg, The Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 5:41 AM

 

Two national outlet-mall developers want to build sprawling centers at the I-71 and Rts. 36/37 interchange in Delaware County, but most observers say it’s unlikely that both projects will move forward.  This much is certain: The interchange near Sunbury is the next hot spot for development in central Ohio.

 

A separate development group already has begun building the first phases of a large mixed-use project in the area, while the Columbus Crew could build a $30 million soccer complex and practice facility to go along with one of the outlet projects.  The Ohio Department of Transportation is considering plans for a new interchange in the same vicinity to relieve traffic congestion and assist some of the grand plans that are being devised.

 

READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/12/23/delaware-county-site-of-maximum-interest.html

 

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Business First included this map of the Rts 36/37 at I-71 intersection in one of their 2012 retrospectives which shows the location of the Weiler/Nationwide Realty Investors NorthStar development in relation to the recently proposed outlet center developments:

 

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According to the Business First and the Dispatch, here is the rundown of proposed and on-going developments at this Delaware County site:

 

  • California-based Craig Realty and local developer Pat Shively announced plans in December for a 350,000-square-foot outlet center just south of the interchange.  It would be part of the larger, mixed-use NorthGate Centre Development that Shively has been working on for several years.

  • North Carolina-based Simon Property Group and Tanger Outlets of Indianapolis announced plans in late November for a 350,000-square-foot outlet center just off the interchange.

  • Developer Robert Weiler and Nationwide Realty Investors have about 2,000 acres north of the interchange for the mixed-use NorthStar project.  About 350 acres are zoned for commercial use, and the remainder is zoned for residential use.

  • Columbus Crew officials have long sought a site and financing for a soccer complex that would have 16 fields to host national and possibly international tournaments and serve as the training facility for the team.

  • Another key element in the apparent development boom would be adding a second interchange either north or south of the current one.  The current interchange, which often backs up during rush hours, would remain operational.  The Weiler/Nationwide Group is lobbying for a northern interchange, while the Craig/Shively Group is pitching a southern interchange.

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Do people still treat the river just west of here like Action Park? People jumping off cliffs right next to an outlet mall is my kinda action even though I always pussed out about actually jumping.

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Well, the above CU article entitled "Is Columbus Ready for Two New Outlet Malls?" is already out of date! 

 

Below is an excerpt from today's Columbus Business First article - "3rd developer joins battle to build outlet mall" - about yet another retail outlet center being proposed for Central Ohio.  That's right another outlet center - which brings the number of on-going outlet center proposals to THREE!  This proposal is for the New Albany area.  But it directly affects the previous two Delaware County Outlet Center proposals posted in this thread.  Business First recapped the three outlet center proposals as follows:

  • "(The Illinois developer) Horizon Group, which has six active centers and one under construction in Atlanta, joins two larger and well-financed competitors looking at Columbus for retail factory outlet centers.  Simon Property Group and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. disclosed in November that they hope to build a 350,000-square-foot outlet center at the southwest quadrant of the Interstate 71-Routes 36/37 interchange north of Polaris.  Three weeks later, California-based Craig Realty Group revealed it would join Columbus land developer Patrick Shively for a similar-size outlet center with 90 retailers at the southeast quadrant of that same interchange."

 

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^ Since this last post about the two Delaware County outlet mall proposals being joined by a third proposal in New Albany, there was a fourth outlet mall being explored in Madison County!  Both the New Albany and the Madison County proposals have been posted in their representative development threads in this UO section.  And the excellent Columbus Underground website has been diligently cataloging all of these proposed developments in their thread: FOUR New Outlet Malls Planned for Central Ohio

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^ Good thing CU had that thread because our great server meltdown this summer probably deleted some of those same article posts in this UO thread.  Here's the quick roundup.  Basically, the two Delaware County outlet mall proposals have been moving forward, while the New Albany and Madison County proposals have not.  The Tanger/Simon proposal was approved by Berkshire Township trustees - then challenged by voter referendum, which is being voted on today.  The competing NorthGate Centre proposal at the same Rts 36/37 intersection was not approved by Berkshire Township trustees - then was challenged by the developer in court, which is still pending.

 

The Dispatch had the latest update on these proposals last Sunday ahead of today's referendum vote.  The article was an excellent comprehensive rundown of all four outlet mall proposals, with a focus on the two Delaware County proposals.  Below is an excerpt from and link to the full Dispatch article:

 


Outlet-mall war heating up

Developers move ahead with 4 competing plans

By Steve Wartenberg, The Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 10:16 AM

 

It’s called a “site fight” in the mall business, and one is underway in central Ohio as four big-time teams are in the mix to build what experts say will be the region’s one-and-only outlet mall.  The battle has made its way onto Tuesday’s ballot in Berkshire Township in Delaware County and into the courts.  The possibility of annexation also exists.  Signs that read “Vote Yes! For Berkshire” — to allow the mall plan backed by Tanger and Simon Properties — and “Vote No Outlet Mall” line the roads of rural Berkshire Township, the epicenter of the battle. ... Here is a look at each of the proposals, as well as the referendum battle in Berkshire Township that could decide by Tuesday night which mall wins.

 

Simon-Tanger:  Indianapolis-based Simon is the country’s largest mall developer, and North Carolina-based Tanger is the country’s largest outlet-mall developer. “My impression is Simon-Tanger has the edge at this point,” said Chris Boring, principal of Boulevard Strategies, a Columbus-based retail-consulting firm. “You have to have the tenants, and Simon is the largest outlet-mall developer in the country and has relationships with a who’s-who list of outlet chains.”

 

Berkshire Township’s zoning board and trustees narrowly approved the group’s plan, but a petition in opposition gained enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot.  If the majority vote yes, Tanger and Simon officials say they are ready to start construction as soon as next spring and open in summer 2015.

 

Craig Realty-Pat Shively (NorthGate Centre):  The Berkshire Township proposal of California-based Craig Realty and local developer Pat Shively is headed for the courts.  The developers filed suit soon after township trustees denied the zoning variance needed for an outlet mall.  Its proposed outlet mall is part of the larger NorthGate Centre, which Shively is developing.

 

“NorthGate has every intention to move forward without regard to any consequences from pending litigation,” said Phil Craig, a spokesman for Shively’s group. (He is not connected with Craig Realty.)  When asked if this meant the outlet mall or the overall NorthGate Centre, Craig declined to elaborate. “We’re engaged in litigation, and with the election coming up, we don’t want to have an undue influence,” he said.

 

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2013/11/03/outlet-mall-war-heating-up.html

 

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It looks like the Simon-Tanger outlet mall proposal will be the one built in Delaware County.  Berkshire Township voters in Delaware County narrowly approved their outlet mall plan at yesterday's referendum vote.  According to the below linked Dispatch article, construction could start as soon as Spring 2014 and stores could open in Summer 2015

 

Columbus Dispatch: I-71 outlet mall wins OK from Berkshire Township voters

 

Business First: Berkshire Township voters narrowly support outlet mall rezoning

 

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And with the voters approval of the Simon-Tanger outlet mall plan, a resolution to plans for the Route 36-37 interchange at I-71 could also be forthcoming:

 

Outlet mall vote bolsters arguments for new I-71 interchange, Weiler says

By Brian R. Ball, Staff reporter

Business First - Nov 6, 2013, 4:24pm EST

 

The Berkshire Township vote to uphold the rezoning of 208 acres for a proposed outlet center near Sunbury is a source of celebration for more than developers Simon Property Group and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc.

 

Columbus developer Bob Weiler said the voters’ approval of the zoning in the southeast quadrant of the Route 36-37 interchange with Interstate 71 in Delaware County will push resolution of the simmering debate over how best to expand the exit serving the cities of Sunbury and Delaware.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2013/11/outlet-mall-vote-bolsters-arguments.html

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Tanger, Simon plan summer start for outlet mall, pending final hurdles

By Brian R. Ball, Staff reporter

Business First - Nov 8, 2013, 11:03am EST

 

Retail developers Simon Property Group and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. have a bit more planning to do before breaking ground on their retail outlet center in Delaware County.

 

The developers on Tuesday won a close vote in Berkshire Township upholding the rezoning of a 208-acre tract in the southeast quadrant of the Interstate 71 interchange at Routes 36/37 just west of Sunbury.

 

Attempts to get a response from the developers proved fruitless post-vote until Thursday evening when, in an email, Tanger spokesman Quentin Pell told me construction on the outlet center will begin in early summer “subject to receiving final approvals.”  “Our next step is to meet with the township and county staff to start the detailed engineering and architectural design,” he wrote.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2013/11/tanger-simon-plan-summer-start-for.html

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Picture of outlet mall begins to take shape

By Steve Wartenberg, The Columbus Dispatch

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 11:09 AM

 

The race to build what experts say will be the area’s only outlet mall appears to be nearly over.  The lead position is held by Tanger Outlets and Simon Property Group, and its Berkshire Township proposal on the southeast corner of the I-71 and Rts. 36/37 interchange.  Township voters narrowly passed a referendum in November approving the zoning plan for the group’s outlet mall, and the companies have submitted an initial traffic study. “We are continuing to move through the process and plan to break ground this summer,” said Tanger spokesman Quentin Pell in an email.

(. . .)

The Simon-Tanger proposal is for a 400,000-square-foot center on 56 acres.  It would include 90 name-brand stores and provide 800 full- and part-time jobs, the company’s website says.  Chris Boring, principal of Boulevard Strategies, a Columbus-based retail-consulting firm, also expects the Simon-Tanger plan to prevail.

(. . .)

The Shively-Craig plan was for a 350,000-square-foot center that would be part of the larger, mixed-use NorthGate Centre Development that Shively has been working on for several years.  Company officials say the project will include an indoor sports complex and outdoor fields and will move forward even without the outlet mall.

 

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2014/03/16/picture-of-outlet-mall-begins-to-take-shape.html

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More on the outcome of the dueling outlet mall proposals at this I-71 exit.  Business First reports that the Tanger proposal is moving ahead, but with no announced timetable for construction at http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/08/tanger-simon-outlet-mall-moving-forward-but-no.html.

 

And the former competing developer is acknowledging the Tanger proposal would be the only outlet mall built at this exit, and is moving ahead with its own development (more about this below):

 


NorthGate will forge ahead without outlet center

By Brian R. Ball, Staff Reporter

Columbus Business First - Aug 15, 2014, 6:00am EDT

 

The developer of the planned NorthGate mixed-use development off Interstate 71 in Delaware County is seeking an annexation that could give it a lead for an expanded highway interchange.  Developer Pat Shivley has sponsored a third annexation round that would put 255 acres of farmland between South Galena Road and I-71 in Berkshire Township into the village of Sunbury.

 

The I-71 interchange at Routes 36-37 has been at the center of competing efforts to build retail outlet shopping centers there and the siting of an expanded interchange to get shoppers on and off the highway.  Shivley conceded that Tanger Factory Outlet Centers and Simon Property Group likely will build a proposed outlet mall just north of the land in the most recent annexation request. “We are going to have plenty of land there to develop in support of the retail center,” he said. “We’re not standing in their way.”

 

Shivley hopes to build a tournament sports complex anchored by soccer and lacrosse fields, baseball diamonds and an indoor sports facility as well as hotels to support the complex.  NorthGate plans also call for commercial and housing construction.

 

County and village officials expect the Simon-Tanger joint venture to start building its 350,000-square-foot outlet center this fall.  Tanger spokesman Quentin Pell said the companies haven’t made public a construction schedule.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2014/08/15/northgate-will-forge-ahead-without-outlet-center.html

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And on the joint economic development side of this, the City of Delaware, Berkshire Township and the Village of Sunbury are trying to figure out how to divvy up the future revenue from this 36/37 @ I-71 development.  In September, there was a deal in place to allot 45 percent to Berkshire Township, 30 percent to Sunbury and 25 percent to Delaware.  Sunbury dropped out of the deal because the contract includes a non-annexation agreement that would have prohibited property owners in the township from annexing into the village.  More about this at http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/09/20/sunbury-drops-out-of-tax-deal.html

 

Now, Berkshire Township will receive 60 percent of the income tax proceeds and Delaware will receive 40 percent.  More about this from the Dispatch below:

 


Delaware, Berkshire Township split outlet-mall tax money after Sunbury walks away

By Dean Narciso, The Columbus Dispatch

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:35 AM

 

DELAWARE, Ohio — When the village of Sunbury backed out of a joint economic development agreement in September, it forfeited a 30 percent share in tax proceeds from a proposed Simon-Tanger outlet mall southeast of the I-71 interchange with Rts. 36/37.

 

While Berkshire Township and the city of Delaware said they were disappointed by Sunbury’s decision, both also knew they would each share larger slices of the revenue. “In reality you could say it’s a financial win-win. We each pick up a little bit,” said Bill Holtry, chairman of the Berkshire Township trustees.

 

Last night, Delaware introduced legislation that would approve the deal with only Berkshire Township, splitting what would have been Sunbury’s stake.

 

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/10/14/delaware-township-split-tax-money.html

 

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Outlet mall might not open until early 2016

By Steve Wartenberg, The Columbus Dispatch

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:21 PM

 

The projected opening of the Simon-Tanger outlet mall in Delaware County has been pushed back, with the opening not likely until early 2016, officials said.  Developers had hoped to start work this month and have the mall open in time for the 2015 holiday shopping season.  Now, construction is more likely to begin in the spring.

 

The project has all of its required zoning approvals, but several steps remain before construction can begin, said Tim Hansley, Delaware County administrator.  These steps include the approval of the joint economic-development agreement between Berkshire Township, where the mall will be, and the City of Delaware on splitting tax revenue created by the mall.  Berkshire and Delaware officials are to vote on the agreement later this month.

 

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2014/10/18/outlet-mall-in-delaware-county-might-not-open-till-2016.html

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Can anyone explain why the City of Delaware would get any of the tax revenue? It isn't even close to the city. Is Delaware providing water or sewer?

 

^ This type of JEDD is pretty common across Ohio. I think it's because townships can't have an income tax, so they partner with a city for a big development like this. Then the city and township split the tax revenue. Perhaps the city is providing some of the infrastructure as well.

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The Rts. 36/37 at I-71 site is too far away from the City of Delaware for them to annex it.  But they are providing sewer and water to the site.  So there's that reason.  Plus taestell is right about the township/income tax reason too.

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ODOT favors $53M ‘south’ interchange at I-71, Routes 36/37

By Brian R. Ball, Staff reporter - Columbus Business First

Updated: Dec 10, 2014, 4:50pm EST

 

The developers of the NorthGate mixed-use development off Interstate 71 at the Routes 36/37 interchange have won a round in which the Ohio Department of Transportation thinks an expanded interchange should go.  It would cost $53 million.

 

ODOT on Monday informed NorthGate developers Pat Shivley and James Klingbeil it now favors their design that puts the second interchange south of the existing interchange and just north of an existing tractor-trailer weigh station ODOT operates.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/12/10/odot-favors-53m-south-interchange-at-i-71-outes-36.html

 

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Can anyone explain why the City of Delaware would get any of the tax revenue? It isn't even close to the city. Is Delaware providing water or sewer?

 

^ This type of JEDD is pretty common across Ohio. I think it's because townships can't have an income tax, so they partner with a city for a big development like this. Then the city and township split the tax revenue. Perhaps the city is providing some of the infrastructure as well.

 

Delaware city has stated that they're going to use their cut to remodel "the point" (intersection US 36/Oh 37 on the eastside of Delaware) for a third time. Possibly widen the railroad overpass to allow for 4 lanes of traffic to continue up to the ODOT District 6 HQ, or maybe they'll build a flyover ramp for EB Oh 37 through the church (that is for sale), over William Street (US 36) and the railroad, through the mobile home park and the bowling alley, and leave vehicles 100 yards to crossover two lanes of traffic in order to reach the left turn lane for 521 to Kilbourne and Magyar estates. ;-)

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Wait...what...Magyar...?  Whoa.  Wowzers.  Blast from the past.

Truth be told, I was looking around to see if anyone knew more about the 'abrupt demise' of the ValleyDale Ballroom than what I had heard this week.

Came upon this thread and figured I can add to it (Bridge widening, factual. Fly-over ramp, fantasy on my part)

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Tanger outlet center gets green light after infrastructure funding deal reached

 

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Delaware County commissioners have approved the funding mechanism for $17.6 million worth of roads to serve the planned Tanger Outlet Mall at the Routes 36/37 interchange off Interstate 71.

 

Delaware County Administrator Tim Hansley told me commissioners created the Berkshire Landing New Community Authority to help fund roads and other public improvements in and around the 350,000-square-foot mall Tanger (NYSE:SKT) and Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG) have planned for 57 acres in the southeast quadrant of the interchange.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/04/07/tanger-outlet-center-gets-green-light-after.html

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Ground was officially broken last week for the new Tanger outlet center, located just off the Route 36/37 exit in Delaware County:

 

- Construction Begins on Tanger Outlet Mall: http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-begins-on-columbus-tanger-outlet-mall

 

- FIRST LOOK: TangerOutlets Delaware releases renderings, initial tenants: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/06/25/first-look-tangeroutlets-delaware-releases.html

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And by popular demand (well not really - but Tanger also released some renderings of the project) here's a couple renders with ironic captions:

 

WOW!  Look at all the cars!  Looks like they might need a bigger parking lot?

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Okay, so the parking lot is grim.  But once you get inside you can pretend its a small town main street and shop til you drop!

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Much of the development focus at I-71 & Rts 36/37 has been on the Tanger Outlet Mall.  But that's not the only development planned for this I-71 exit.  The loser in the fight for the outlet mall - NorthGate - is still going ahead with its development plans:

 

Developers complete 250-acre annexation into Sunbury

By Brian R. Ball, Staff Reporter - Columbus Business First

July 7, 2015, 10:20am EDT

 

Columbus developer Pat Shivley and partner James Klingbeil have completed another land annexation into the village of Sunbury.  The village last week accepted 250 acres of land immediately west of Interstate 71 south of Routes 36/37 as Shivley tells me details for the mixed-used NorthGate Centre development get prepared for filing “in the near future.”

 

NorthGate Development LLC now has brought 810 acres into the village.  The annexations allow the developer to bring village services such as utilities to the site.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/07/07/developers-complete-250-acre-annexation-into.html

 


Below is a map showing the NorthGate properties annexed into the Village of Sunbury.  NorthGate III is located

immediately south of the Tanger Outlet Mall construction site at the I-71 & 36/37 intersection:

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Yet another development at the I-71 & Rts 36/37 intersection: Northstar.  Northstar is located north of Rts 36/37, and it pre-dates the under-construction Tanger Outlet Mall and the proposed NorthGate development that are both located south of Rts 36/37.

 

The Dispatch article goes into great detail as to why the Northstar golf course anchored residential development - which began planning in 2001 - has only seen the golf course, a handful of condos and now 6 single-family homes, which is being featured in the 2015 Parade of Homes, constructed since then.  Apparently it's quite a saga!  Below is a mere excerpt from the beginning of the article.  For the full saga go to the full article link below:

 


Northstar’s revival in Delaware County is back on hold

By Jim Weiker, The Columbus Dispatch

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 6:17 AM

 

For 14 years, the massive Northstar Community in Delaware County has sat largely empty, with only a golf course and a handful of condominiums occupying its 1,700 acres.  Drivers passing the site, east of I-71 and north of Rt. 36/37, watched Northstar’s checkerboard-painted silos fade as years passed without one single-family home being built.

 

But this year, a revived housing market and an agreement to host the Parade of Homes — which starts today — were set to finally get the development off the starting line.  Instead, Northstar finds itself scrambling to fix another flat tire.  Cracks were discovered in the community’s sewer tanks last year as preparations began for the parade and Northstar’s grand opening.  An agreement between Northstar’s developers and Delaware County salvaged the parade but halted other development until the problem is fixed.  The county has allowed sewage to be trucked from a Northstar pumping station while workers scramble to repair the tanks.

 

Until the problem is solved, only 14 of the 1,300 homes planned for Northstar can tap into the sewage system, even though builders say they have buyers waiting. “We’re in limbo until we can get those tap-ins,” said Brian Pol, director of sales with Rockford Homes, which committed to a dozen Northstar lots and has hopes for far more.

 

The sewage problem, which developers expect to resolve by spring, is simply the latest challenge for one of central Ohio’s most-delayed major developments.  “I never imagined it would take this long,” said Robert “Skip” Weiler, president of the Robert Weiler Co., which started buying land for Northstar in the late 1990s.

 

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/09/19/northstars-revival-is-back-on-hold.html

 

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