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Columbus Council Creates CRA For Quarry Development

Columbus City Council last night approved creating a Community Reinvestment Area for the Quarry development near Trabue and Dublin Roads on the west side. 

The project includes a Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks-developed park, and neighboring mixed-use development with housing, office and retail space. The measure includes a requirement that 10 percent of housing units be affordable. The project being spearheaded by Waggonbrenner Development will get a 15-year, 100 property tax break. Columbus Development Director Mike Stevens:

But city hall critic and former Council candidate Joe Motil says the deal is not in the best interests of taxpayers:


The first site work on the land began earlier this year, with the goal of having infrastructure in place by October.


Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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