Poshard Drive expansion on table today for approval

Poshard Drive at the Columbus Municipal Airport would see an extension under a proposal being considered by the city’s redevelopment commission.

Airport director Brian Payne told the commission last fall that the street would have to be extended from Vickers Drive to encourage development at the airport property. The school district is planning a soccer complex in that area, and the street expansion would allow the complex to sit back from Vickers Drive and allow more business development at the airport, Payne said.

The estimated cost is about $416,000 dollars. That money would come from revenues of the tax increment financing district at the airport.  At the start of the year, the district had about $527,000 in cash reserves with new revenues of $243,000 expected this year and expenses of about $250,000.

The Columbus Redevelopment Commission will be considering the proposal when it meets at 4 p.m. today at Columbus City Hall.