If plans continue according to schedule, work on the Bridge Street corridor plan should be completed nearly two years after it started.

If plans continue according to schedule, work on the Bridge Street corridor plan should be completed nearly two years after it started.

Dublin began looking at a long-range plan for development and redevelopment in its core in August 2009, hiring Boston-based consultants Goody Clancy to aid in a study of possibilities.

The consultants began the study by meeting with such stakeholders as developers, landowners, Dublin City Schools officials and local nonprofits and then crafted a plan for development, redevelopment and infrastructure for the city's core.

The study also brought a series of national speakers to Dublin to discuss market trends.

In June 2010 at Wendy's headquarters, Goody Clancy gave a preliminary overview of its recommendations as representatives laid out a plan for walkable, urban-style mixed-used development for the Bridge Street corridor.

More stakeholder comments were taken, and Goody Clancy began work on a vision, principles, a concept plan and district last summer.

The work received council approval in October, and nearly $500,000 in framework, code, models on transportation and utilities began, as well as other analyses.

In January, city council, the planning and zoning commission and other planning boards began joint meetings on the Bridge Street corridor, focusing on studies and infrastructure. More recent meetings have focused on form-based code for the area.

Dublin City Council recently decided draft development code and rezoning for the Bridge Street corridor would go before the planning and zoning commission for review next month. Council will review comments and potentially take action in August, thus wrapping up the process.

For updates on the process, look online at Dublin.oh.us/ bridgestreet.