Worthington News

Linworth Crossing

Annexation request likely for planned shopping center


The city of Worthington soon might expand its borders in Linworth, where a West Virginia-based real estate company plans to build a neighborhood shopping center.

The 40,000-square-foot retail center is planned for the 5.2-acre site at the southwest corner of West Dublin-Granville and Linworth roads.

Premier Commercial Real Estate Services of Morgantown, W.V., recently announced plans to build Linworth Crossing on the site of the former Segna Motors.

Only a small portion of the land is in Worthington. Most is in Perry Township.

Worthington planning coordinator Lynda Bitar last week confirmed that representatives of Premier have made contact with the city about plans to annex the land into Worthington.

The city and Franklin County must approve the annexation.

Worthington would determine the zoning category for the land, which would be in the city's architectural review district. Development and architectural review would have to be approved by the city.