Thanks to a massive new development and a public-private partnership, plans are moving forward to extend Home Road in Orange Township.

According to a Delaware County press release, county officials have approved a Schottenstein Real Estate Group multiuse development project called the Kerbler Project on nearly 300 acres of land north of Graphics Way off U.S. Route 23.

The project will include 300 units of multifamily housing as well as single-family homes, a senior-care facility, and retail and office space.

The approval came with an agreement among the Delaware County Finance Authority, Orange Township and the Olentangy Local School District for a tax-increment financing district with the developers that will help build the Home Road extension.

The extension is planned to go across Route 23 and curve to the south, where it will meet Graphics Way and Green Meadows Drive to its south.

According to the release, the TIF will generate more than $36 million to support the extension.

“The Home Road Extension is a critical piece of infrastructure that has been talked about for almost 20 years,” Orange Township Trustee Ryan Rivers said in the release. “This will open a new corridor for transportation and commercial development.”

Read the full story in the March 28 edition of ThisWeek Olentangy Valley News.