Schachts seek to de-annex land intended for warehouses from Canal Winchester

The owners of 70 acres at Bixby and Rager roads where a Kansas City developer plans to build two large industrial buildings no longer want their property located in Canal Winchester.

Teresa and Dale Schacht, whose family has farmed in the community for more than 150 years, intend to pursue an annexation agreement with Columbus after a citizens group collected enough signatures to get a referendum on the November ballot regarding warehouse development.

The referendum would allow voters to decide if council’s decision to rezone the property should stand so the project can proceed.

However, the referendum now may not appear on the ballot because the owners of the property in question want to de-annex it from the city.

City Council heard the first reading April 4 of an ordinance that would allow the Schachts to “detach/de-annex” their land from Canal Winchester.