Updates on the Southwest Bexley Master Plan, the Ferndale Place/Mayfield Place athletic fields, the citywide zoning code modernization process, East Broad Street reconstruction and other infrastructure projects will be covered during the 2016 State of the Community address.

Updates on the Southwest Bexley Master Plan, the Ferndale Place/Mayfield Place athletic fields, the citywide zoning code modernization process, East Broad Street reconstruction and other infrastructure projects will be covered during the 2016 State of the Community address.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 E. Broad St.

"The State of the Community provides a great opportunity for residents to get an update from Bexley's major institutions and government entities," Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler said. "During one event, residents can learn about what has been going on and what is to come in the year ahead."

In addition to Kessler's address, others scheduled to review 2015 highlights and provide updates about upcoming developments include representatives from Bexley City Schools, the Bexley Community Foundation, the Bexley Education Foundation, the Bexley Public Library, the Bexley Chamber of Commerce, Capital University, Columbus School for Girls, St. Charles and Trinity Lutheran Seminary.

Among the 2015 highlights Kessler said he plans to discuss will be key legislation that Bexley City Council approved, the City Hall and Service Department garage relocations, new businesses that opened and the launch of the Bexley Base app that allows residents to report service issues 24 hours a day.

The city chose St. Charles as host of the State of the Community because it provides an opportunity to highlight one of Bexley's most recognizable institutions, Kessler said.

"Attendees will have a chance to view the newly restored St. Charles library," he said. "Located in the old chapel, the library has been thoughtfully restored, and it has a lot of magnificent details."