A quick note: I just received word that Lifestyle Communities has again delayed their scheduled appearance before our Municipal Planning Commission, where they will pitch their latest proposal for the UMCH site. Originally scheduled for November 12, then delayed until December 10, they have now postponed their inevitable encounter with the public until sometime in (perhaps) January.
If this were a new developer on the scene, then initial delays for a complex project would not be shocking. But neither Lifestyle nor their development concept are new. Far from it. Readers may recall that back in June of 2015, Lifestyle made a proposal for a 571 unit development at UMCH, which was met with widespread derision. So now, having had five long years to prepare, Lifestyle proposes. . . 730 units. The logic? The tactic? Something else? Time will tell. Stay tuned.
David Robinson lives in Worthington with his wife, Lorraine, and their three children who attend Otterbein University, Kilbourne Middle School, and Colonial Hills Elementary. David is President and co-owner of Marcy Adhesives, Inc., a local manufacturing company. David has served on Worthington City Council since January, 2018, began serving as Council President in 2022, and is deeply committed to 1) advancing resident-centered policies, 2) supporting responsible development that enhances our unique historic character, 3) endorsing environmentally sustainable practices for both residents and city operations, 4) promoting the safety and well-being of all residents, and 5) preserving the family-friendly nature of our neighborhoods.