Reynoldsburg is expected to soon control about 4 more acres along Brice Road, north of Interstate 70.
City Council is scheduled to vote on legislation Sept. 9 that would slightly adjust the boundary between Reynoldsburg and Columbus, bringing both sides of Brice Road under the city's control. The city of Columbus is expected to approve similar legislation as well, said Andrew Bowsher, Reynoldsburg's development director.
The proposed adjustment moves the corporate boundary slightly westward to the edge of the Columbus, placing "Brice Road and associated infrastructure in Reynoldsburg, which it primarily serves," according to the legislation.
The boundary-line change also allows Reynoldsburg to maintain both sides of the right-of-way along Brice Road.
Two parcels -- home to a former gas station and steakhouse, which are vacant -- were the only properties on the east side of the road and north of I-70 that still were within the city of Columbus, Bowsher said.
"This adjustment allows for a greater mixture of new development in the area," Bowsher said, adding the Brice Road area is among the city's "toughest challenges."
The city's 2018 Comprehensive Plan calls for the area along Brice Road to be an Innovation District, with a focus on attracting logistics, light industrial, warehousing and technology uses and "capitalizing" on the I-70 corridor, Bowsher said.
Council is on recess for the month of August. The next meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at City Hall, 7232 E. Main St.