Columbus Ohio real estate

Progress in Powell

Powell NE corner of 4 corners

Anyone who has ever crossed southern Delaware County on Powell Rd. can attest to the going being slow at times. 

Traffic There's often lots of traffic and there are some tough intersections as you travel from the Polaris area to the Sawmill Parkway area (or beyond) or vice versa.

Driving through Friday I could not help but notice the excavation on the north east corner of the "4 Corners" in Powell, the intersection of Liberty Rd. and Powell Rd.

Someday there could  be a turn lane on that corner.  Powell acquired a 10' x 60' plot of land that could someday ease the traffic going through "downtown Powell."  There are not funds or plans to immediately put in turn lanes according to the article in  This Week News.

Demolition of an old building

The 117 year old building on the NE corner of that intersection was deemed to not be worth saving according to This Week News Powell (Olentangy) which said: 

"The zoning commission in June gave unanimous approval to the project after it was deemed renovation of the former building would be difficult and not cost-effective.

The commission determined the building no longer served an economical use and "costs to move and renovate it are not economically feasible, given the additional costs associated with the renovation, as well as the need for increased rents to Randy's Barber Shoprecover those costs."

Use of older homes in Powell

A lot of the older homes in the center of Powell are now antique stores, shops and offices. There's a cupcake bakery, some restaurants and a couple of barber shops complete with the barber shop poles.  Randy's Barber Shop pictured to the right has a white picket fenced yard. There's a pretty old church which now serves food and music in Powell.  There's a classic old brick school on Liberty Street which is now an office building.

One of my favorite buildings in Powell is the building on the southwest corner of the "4 Corners."  I usually forget what the I.O.O.F. on the very top of the facade means... International Order of Odd Fellows?

New commercial buildings in Powell 

There are modern commmercial buildings just completed south east of Powell's  "4 Corners" ready to be leased for office and retail. The block of new construction on the east side of S. Libery Rd. is pictured to the left.   These modern sturctures  are designed to fit into the historic look of Powell. 

S. Liberty Rd. in Powell Ohio New office and retail spaceVisit my to see a slideshow about Powell today and the mix of old and new commercial spaces that make up the community. 

Residential Powell

There is very little "antique" housing left in Powell, the majority of the old homes are now businesses.  Most residential property in Powell is newer or new.  Search for Powell Homes 

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Comment balloon 2 commentsMaureen McCabe • September 23 2007 12:57PM


Maureen, a really comprehensive report on Powell!  I think you covered everything...
Posted by Joanne Hanson, Summit County, Colorado Realtor (Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate) over 10 years ago
oh goodness I hope I did not cover everything between this and the entry on I need to blog more about Powell.
Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 10 years ago