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Tuesday,October 13, 2020
Complimentary Virtual Session
How Corridor Studies Can Give Your Community a New Sense of Direction
This virtual session is complimentary for all 2020 Virtual Annual Summit attendees but registration is required.
The US23 Corridor is a major North/South artery for Delaware County. It serves as the Central hub of commercial activity in the County and is further bolstered by the close proximity of Polaris. With the unprecedented growth of the Columbus Region, including Delaware County as the fastest growing County in the State, a series of hodgepodge developments occurred along this key transportation corridor. With 35 stoplights along an 18 mile stretch serious congestion for residents and professionals exists that has the potential to negatively affect new investment opportunities if no action is taken. One Delaware, a private economic development organization, and Delaware County partnered together to raise funds from private and public sector parties to hire a planning consultant to evaluate the US23 Corridor. The goal of the study was to give Delaware County communities a chance to take back control of development. The US23 Corridor Study, conducted by MKSK, dove deep into transportation, employment and workforce analytics as well as commute patterns. MKSK was able to identify impediments to economic development, infrastructure improvement opportunities and solutions to help communities find their individual sense of place along the corridor. With the information from the study, Delaware County and the its partners teamed up to hire a branding consultant to give the corridor an identity that would get developers, communities and commuters alike, excited for future commercial development. The study also spurred interest from Southern Delaware community Orange Township, to create a commercial overlay zone along the highway another recommendation of the study. One Delaware, Delaware County and Orange Township are eager to share their thoughts on how the information gathered from corridor studies prove that it isn't too late for a developed corridor to change its reputation to residents and commuters.
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This virtual session qualifies as an OEDI Elective, 1 hour of continuing education credit for candidates pursuing the Ohio Certified Economic Development credential.