City considers addition of industrial-ready land

The city of Columbus is in serious need of large tracts of industrial-ready property but a proposal before the City Council tonight would help alleviate that crunch.

The council will be considering final approval of an annexation and rezoning of about 77 acres of property on Deaver Road next to the Woodside Northwest Industrial Park. The project, by Steve Booher, would turn the land from agricultural use to industrial. Annexation would allow the property to tap into city services such as water and sewer.

Mayor Jim Lienhoop said the change is a needed addition of shovel-ready industrial property.

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The mayor said there are several industrial parcels available around town, but they are all in the 10-acre range.

City Council meets at 6 p.m. tonight at Columbus City Hall.