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  • Doug Smith

High-density vs. authentic development

I believe we can achieve authentic growth by targeting certain redevelopments and working with developers who want to build quality empty nester cottages and similar housing to match Worthington’s current family-friendly character and historic charm.


This election will determine the future of Worthington’s density.


Other candidates believe Worthington should have higher density to match surrounding cities. This would require a 50 percent to 100 percent increase in housing (view the data on this article here). To achieve this density, high-density supporters promote changing the current zoning laws to allow for high-density apartments throughout the city.


Dramatically increasing housing would negatively impact our infrastructure and require major changes to water, sewer and other underground support.

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