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SPARC (Sports Pavilion and Automotive Research Center)

Arshot Investment Corporation announced on May 12, 2014 the Richard Petty Driving Experience will be joining the growing team of partners at the Sports Pavilion & Automotive Racing Complex “SPARC” in Franklin County. Richard Petty Driving Experience is a leader in NASCAR drive and ride entertainment offering auto riding programs, mobile marketing, and motorsports-related film production services. A Driving Experience Academy will be operated onsite at SPARC by the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Petty joins already announced partners such as Midwestern Auto Group, and Michael Waltrip Racing who are creating an auto-related synergistic environment at SPARC. SPARC is an auto-research and entertainment-themed redevelopment project of the former Cooper Stadium, former home of the Columbus Clippers Minor-League Baseball Club.

Reports to the Community

The Economic Development and Planning Department's Report to the Community e-newsletter series highlights the activities and outcomes of recent projects, programs, and initiatives undertaken by the department. Workforce training, demolition of vacant homes, and expenditure of federal stimulus funds in Franklin County are just a few of the topics covered in these reports that highlight the county’s commitment to affordable housing, business investment, and safe neighborhoods.


2013 Residential Code of Ohio

The Franklin County Building Department has adopted the 2013 Residential Code of Ohio.

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