Recount Shows Delaware County Mall Issue Lost At The Polls

Nov 26, 2013

The controversial plan to build an outlet mall in Delaware County will move forward. Delaware County elections officials say a recount of a referendum opposing the mall lost by the same 20-vote margin it received on election day.

Some Berkshire Township residents put the referendum opposing the project along I-71 near Routes 36 and 37 on the ballot. The election day results were not close enough to trigger an automatic recount, but mall opponents circulated a petition in order to trigger one. The opponents paid for the recount. Construction of the mall expected to begin next year.