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.