Proposed retirement community a step closer after annexation vote

A developer seeking the annexation of over 45 acres at 6970 West State Road 46 received initial approval during Tuesday night’s Columbus City Council meeting.

R.L. Rynard Development Corporation wants to build a retirement, nursing and assisted living facilities on 29 of those acres which would be rezoned from “Agriculture: Preferred” to “Residential: Multi-Family with Commitments.” The developer is proposing 56 independent-living spaces in 28 units, a 50-unit assisted-living facility and a 45 room skilled-nursing facility.

A few neighbors expressed concerns with proposed project, including increased traffic and drainage.

Council voted unanimously, 6-0, to approve both the annexation and rezoning. Both measures are set for a second reading on April 2nd.