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Metro Development LLC is building on a legacy of more than 55 years in the making. Formed in 2008, the goal was to develop multifamily communities and extended stay projects. Since then they have delivered some of the region’s most reputable projects such as Lincoln Pointe, Gage Crossing and Emerson Park. Having more than 1,500 units under construction at any given time, Metro Development creates accommodations of all sizes to fit the unique needs of communities and specific sites.

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Coronavirus Update from Executive Director Jon Melchi:

Dear Valued BIA Member,

The BIA has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus, its potential impact on members of the association and central Ohio. This is a rapidly developing issue impacting personal and professional activities worldwide.

Because of the current circumstances that we face, the BIA has canceled all committee and council meetings and related activities through at least April 3rd, and our staff is currently operating in a remote office capacity during this period. While activities may be temporarily canceled, please continue to work with and reach out to BIA staff as you would during standard business operations. Let me reiterate that the association is fully functioning and operational and our staff is working and accessible.

Additionally, knowing the potential impact of closures and changes to standard procedures by local governments, the BIA is reaching out to municipalities to determine how activities related to inspections, permitting, plan submission and zoning hearings may be impacted in the near term. Please bookmark this page for regular updates from our local government partners.

Our association is here to serve our members, so do not hesitate to reach out if the BIA can be of service to you or your company in the coming days and weeks.

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February home sales jump to highest in over a decade, but big drop expected as coronavirus injects uncertainty

CNBC PUBLISHED FRI, MAR 20 202011:10 AM EDTUPDATED FRI, MAR 20 202011:19 AM EDT Diana Olick

Low supply pushed the median home price in February up 8% annually to $270,100.


Residential Construction Continuing

By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch Posted Mar 31, 2020 at 4:58 AM Updated Mar 31, 2020 at 6:27 AM

The Building Industry Association of Ohio says work will keep going, as long as materials from overseas continue to arrive.


Homebuilders Face The Effects Of Coronavirus

FORBES Dima Williams Contributor

From FaceTime showings of model homes to virtual-reality tours that allow shoppers to change features such as countertops and wall colors, technology serves a buffer to the current drop in foot traffic to homebuilders’ sales rooms.

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April 7, 2020

BIA Workforce Committee Meeting

BIA Office/ 445 Hutchinson Ave. Ste. 280

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Where were you on National Chili Day?

The BIA had their very own Chili Cook-Off hosted by Custom Distributors.

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