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Planning commission approves Linworth Crossing subdivision

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Linworth Crossing took another step forward with the approval of a subdivision plat and rezoning by the Worthington Municipal Planning Commission on March 27.

Final approvals of both must be made by Worthington City Council, which depends on the commission's recommendations.

Plans call for building the 40,000-square-foot shopping center at the southwest corner of West Dublin-Granville and Linworth roads, at the former Segna Motors site.

The city has not received official plans for the shopping center, but a leasing website and a sign on the property indicate the center would include restaurants, shops and a bank.

If council approves, the site will be zoned C-2, for community shopping center. That zoning category.

Such uses as drive-thru banks, lawn and garden centers, bakeries and dairy processing are conditional, meaning they must be approved by the city.

Part of the land already is zoned C-2, but the rest must be rezoned from C-1, for neighborhood commercial.

Seven parcels are part of the 4.6-acre subdivision plat that is being recommended by MPC.

Two lots will be created.

The western 2.7 acres was annexed recently to Worthington from Perry Township, with an agreement that some taxes would continue to be paid to the township. For taxing purposes, a map line will run down the middle of the newly created parcel.

The eastern 1.7 acres already was part of Worthington.

Construction will be permitted across the internal property line, according to Worthington planning officials.

All structures on the newly created plat will be demolished, according to a city staff memo.

Access will be limited to one on Linworth Road and another on West Dublin-Granville Road.

The site's development also is subject to architectural review and development plan approval from the Architectural Review Board, the planning commission and council.

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