Isaac Wiles leads charge for infrastructure development in Delaware County

Detailed study demonstrates urgent need to community to facilitate growth and quality of life

In 2012, as the real estate market began to heal, Isaac Wiles real estate attorneys recognized that regional sewer infrastructure was not being planned and funded to support commercial and residential growth opportunities in key portions of Delaware County.

It was a classic disconnect between the returning private development market demand and the lack of governmental infrastructure necessary to fulfill such demand. It was clear the coming demand would need to be demonstrated, quantified and documented to attract support for the necessary public and private investment.

Through the leadership of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio and in coordination with several private developer clients, Isaac Wiles lawyers worked with public policy researcher and economist Dr. Howard Fleeter to produce the “Estimated Economic Impact of the Sawmill Parkway Corridor in Liberty Township, Delaware County.”  The study was done in cooperation with the Delaware County Commissioners, the County Regional Sewer District and Liberty Township leaders.

The study quantified the positive impact that an investment by the county of approximately $5 million in main line sewer infrastructure to open the Sawmill Parkway Corridor, including increases in property values, new county sewer revenues, and job growth.