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Updates: BZAP Kingsdale meeting postponed, Regency promises mixed-use

Update on Kingsdale. An email from the City's Chad Gibson.


From: Chad Gibson []
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 2:51 PM
To: [Recipients removed to protect privacy]
Subject: 11/26 BZAP Meeting Postponed

Dear Resident,

Please be advised that the special meeting of the Board of Zoning and Planning to hear the Kingsdale Preliminary Development Plan proposal has been postponed. Regency Centers, LLC has requested a delay until the New Year, per a letter received from its legal representative Smith and Hale LLC on Friday, November 16, 2007, which reads as follows:

"As you know, Regency and the City Staff are currently working on the Regency proposal for the redevelopment of Kingsdale to make the final plan for the center a "win-win" for both the City and Regency. We appreciate the City's efforts to date but after discussions with City staff and their planning consultant, we feel that further study is warranted to investigate the possibility of adding a mixed-use component into the plan. Therefore, because we believe it is beneficial to continue to work with the City, Regency respectfully requests that the hearing before BZAP scheduled for November 26 be tabled or held over to the next BZAP hearing date in January.

"Based on this request our understanding is there will be no hearing on Kingsdale on November 26."

The City will notify you again by email as/when the new hearing date is set, in addition to publicizing any pending public discussions via the local news media. In the meantime, you can find additional updates on this important community issue at

We thank you for your involvement to date, and encourage you to continue to follow this issue as it develops.


Chad D. Gibson, AICP
Senior Planning Officer
Development Department
City of Upper Arlington

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