Grandview Heights city, school and business leaders all had buildings on their minds in 2018.

Here's a quick look back at five of the top stories of the year in the Tri-Village area.

Facilities plan approved -- Voters on Nov. 6 approved a bond issue that will let Grandview Heights Schools proceed with a $55.25 million school facilities project to replace Edison Intermediate/Larson Middle School and renovate Grandview Heights High School and Stevenson Elementary School.

District leaders roll up sleeves after ballot victory

Grandview schools facilities plan ‘not right fit,’ group says

Issue 6 backers: Overhaul long overdue for Grandview schools

New agreement could halve tax burden on residents

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Growth continues -- New additions to Grandview Yard in 2018 included several new businesses, and M/I Homes announced a project to build 79 single-family residences there. Wagenbrenner Co. continued its plans for Grandview Crossing, featuring residential, restaurant, retail and office components straddling Columbus and Grandview, and the F2 Cos. and Elford Development moved forward with a residential project at 2015 W. Fifth Ave. in Marble Cliff after agreeing to preserve the Frank Packard-designed mansion at the site.

Split council backs southward growth

More houses coming to Grandview Yard

Winans brings chocolate, coffee to Grandview Yard

Grandview Crossing project grows to 52 acres

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Moving south -- The city began construction of new facilities on a 4.3-acre site on McKinley Avenue to house the service and building department offices and storage of city vehicles and equipment. The current site of the service and building departments adjacent to the Grandview Center on Goodale Boulevard will become available for city facilities or other community uses.

Grandview buys Columbus land for service department

Facilities needs atop city’s to-do list

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A closer look -- Grandview kicked off its Growing on Tradition community planning process this year. The process will include a review of all city facilities, including municipal offices, the police and fire departments and parks and recreation components, to determine how they could be enhanced or expanded to better serve residents.

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Crowd proves city invested in future, leaders say

Grandview leaders want your advice on civic spaces

Grandview residents asked to provide feedback

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Green times two -- In addition to the school issue, voters Nov. 6 approved a referendum to overturn City Council's ban on marijuana dispensaries in the city and rejected a controversial initiative that would have revised the Green Space Overlay District along Goodale Boulevard.

Voters in Grandview reject green-space initiative, overturn council’s marijuana decision

Issue 31 puts Goodale green space to vote

Elections board can’t decide on Grandview’s green-space ballot issue

Secretary of state opens door to ballot for measure

Medical marijuana: Voters will cast die on Grandview’s dispensary ban