Building additions, expansions on Delaware City Council agenda


By Gary Budzak - gbudzak@civitasmedia.com



This drawing shows a proposed radiation oncology building addition to the Delaware Health Center. There won’t be windows on one side of the building because it houses a linear accelerator used in cancer treatments.

This drawing shows a proposed radiation oncology building addition to the Delaware Health Center. There won’t be windows on one side of the building because it houses a linear accelerator used in cancer treatments.


Courtesy drawing | M+A Architects

Delaware City Council will consider new buildings for OhioHealth and Precision Tower Products, a tax incentive agreement, and two studies at its meeting tonight.

Development plans for the new buildings were approved last week by the city’s planning commission.

The first is a cancer-building addition to the Delaware Health Center. The one-story, 7,160 square-foot oncology radiation building would be along the eastern wall of the existing 60,320 square-foot building, at the northeast corner of OhioHealth Boulevard and Glenn Parkway. OhioHealth documents said the building will house a linear accelerator, which sends a beam of high-energy X-rays to tumors for cancer radiation treatment.

Precision, currently located at 435 Park Ave., builds towers for the wireless device industry. It has plans for a 77,500 square-foot building at 1600 Pittsburgh Drive, a vacant site in the city’s industrial park between South Houk and Section Line roads. The building would consist of 4,000 square feet of office space, with the rest devoted to manufacturing and a warehouse. The 9.49-acre site would also allow for a 20,000 square-foot expansion in the future.

Council will also consider a tax incentive agreement with Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber for a $2.6 million investment to expand its facility on Pittsburgh Drive. A fact sheet prepared for council states that the agreement would allow Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber to retain its staff of 162 in Delaware and add 18 new jobs in four years. Its lease is being terminated at another facility on London Road, which employs 36 of the 162 people. The company has considered relocating to the southeastern states to be closer to its customers. The company’s website said it “is a leading authority on technology and development of acoustical and thermal composite products.”

Among the other legislation to be considered is a supplemental appropriation of $25,000 for traffic modeling update work by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation Group. A $30,000 supplemental appropriation is being asked to establish funding for a downtown parking study by MKSK, a Columbus design and planning firm.

Also receiving first readings are subdivision plans for the Communities at Glenross, for lots on White Fawn Run, Night Bird Lane, Course Road and Crick Stone Drive.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St. The meeting is open to the public.

This drawing shows a proposed radiation oncology building addition to the Delaware Health Center. There won’t be windows on one side of the building because it houses a linear accelerator used in cancer treatments.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2016/03/web1_20160302-packet-46-1.jpgThis drawing shows a proposed radiation oncology building addition to the Delaware Health Center. There won’t be windows on one side of the building because it houses a linear accelerator used in cancer treatments. Courtesy drawing | M+A Architects

By Gary Budzak

gbudzak@civitasmedia.com

Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.

Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.