Recently with the housing slowdown nationwide, town and city councils have slowed down the level of annexation of property in the region. Town planners now have more time to make decisions and ensure that there is better planning for projects.
For Columbus, this year it looks set to only annex around 100 acres whereas in previous years – even in 2003, 2133 acres were annexed that year. This year the largest annexation project will add 32.5 acres whereas last year the largest was 47 acres.
As reported in the Columbus Dispatch, urban sprawl and the suburbs are outdated ways of looking at development. With a slowdown in annexation, planners and utilities can take time to work together for more regional cohesion.
It is clear that the villages that surround Columbus are maintaining their unique identities and maintain their town planning so that the quality of life for its residents and for newcomers is kept up.
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