Developers propose fixes for I-71 exi...

Developers propose fixes for I-71 exit in Delaware County

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Delaware, OH

#1 Nov 27, 2012
This has been going on for years...when will the county lead?
Spookstillhere f trolls

Detroit, MI

#2 Nov 27, 2012
Only one paragraph in the link the rest is an ad trying to get you to subscribe to the Dispatch.
spookisatrollons si

Columbus, OH

#3 Dec 7, 2012
dispatch sux! no life.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#4 Dec 7, 2012
You know what to do ... same thing you do when you get banned from Topix. Do that and you will be able to read the article. If you use Google Chrome, you can only delete them for the Dispatch and leave everything else intact.

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Developers propose fixes for I-71 exit in Delaware County

Two developers give state preliminary plans for Rts. 36/37 exit, what they’d build near it

By Laura Arenschield

The Columbus Dispatch Saturday November 24, 2012 5:32 AM

DELAWARE, Ohio — The next big development on I-71 north of Columbus could end up looking like the double interchange near Polaris, if one of two development companies is chosen to build the roads, shops and homes off the highway.

Traffic often backs up at the I-71 interchange at Rts. 36/37, which leads to both Delaware and Sunbury. The interchange is 10 miles north of Polaris and is the first place that traffic can exit the interstate after passing the Polaris exit.

“That is generally not a safe condition, to have someone sitting or at a standstill, stacked up waiting to get off the interstate,” said Nancy Burton, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

This fall, ODOT asked developers for preliminary plans for how they would develop the area around the interchange, including how those developers would address traffic issues.

Two development groups — one backed by the Robert Weiler Co. and Nationwide’s development arm, and one backed by Pat Shivley — answered ODOT’s requests. Their answers are not public information, but both companies said they planned to build retail shops around the interchange.

And both have plans for handling the traffic jams that have become part of the daily commute for many Delaware County residents.

Robert “Skip” Weiler, Jr., president of the Robert Weiler Co., said the Weiler plan calls for a secondary interchange similar to the one at Gemini Parkway near Polaris Fashion Place.

Weiler’s company also developed Polaris.

Shivley said his plan would not create a secondary interchange and would be more like a traditional interchange.

Both have larger development plans: Weiler’s could look like a second Polaris shopping center, with stores and housing. Shivley said his plan could include shops, a few apartments and soccer fields.

The Weiler group owns about 2,000 acres north of Rts. 36/37; Shivley’s group owns about 1,000 south of the road.

Both groups will submit more-detailed plans next year, and the state plans to choose a developer by June. In the meantime, ODOT has made $3.9 million in temporary fixes to the interchange to alleviate traffic. That work, completed on Tuesday, added lanes to the exit ramps leading from I-71 to Rts. 36/37, among other things. More than 30,000 vehicles use the interchange daily.

Burton said those fixes are meant to be Band-Aids until the larger development work can begin.

The permanent traffic improvements could cost upwards of $120 million, ODOT has said.
Berlin Beagle

Columbus, OH

#5 Dec 18, 2012
According to the Delaware County Auditor's Office, Northstar (owned by Weiler) is about 2K acres. They also apparently according to Weiler at the Berlin Twp Zoning Commission meeting have another 800 acres in other property owners to the North and South of the existing interchange on board who own the land.

The article says that Shively owns 1K acres. A few months ago, the Dispatch reported that he owned more than that. Does anyone know how he owns his land so I can look that up on the Auditor's site as well.
Spookishere F trolls

Toledo, OH

#6 Dec 18, 2012
Berlin Beagle wrote:
According to the Delaware County Auditor's Office, Northstar (owned by Weiler) is about 2K acres. They also apparently according to Weiler at the Berlin Twp Zoning Commission meeting have another 800 acres in other property owners to the North and South of the existing interchange on board who own the land.
The article says that Shively owns 1K acres. A few months ago, the Dispatch reported that he owned more than that. Does anyone know how he owns his land so I can look that up on the Auditor's site as well.
Use the GIS map system ( might have to go to the engineers office or auditors office to not have to down load or buy arcsoft or another program) and it will show boinds of every parcel with owner and id number

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