Housing density, growth among top issues facing Franklin County suburban candidates

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Growth and development doesn’t take place on sprawling farmlands in most Franklin County suburbs. Instead, the focus often is an empty lot, a vacated or nuisance building or a plan for new apartments.

Controversies, when they arise, often relate to housing density and its burden on school districts, traffic, noise and other quality of life issues. And in a municipal election year like this one, there are plenty of examples being discussed in the county’s suburban cities, villages and townships around Columbus.

Les Carrier, a Hilliard city councilman who, in part because of term limits on council, is running for Norwich Township trustee, said that this municipal election “will define if we’ll develop like Columbus, or maintain our own identity for years to come.”

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