Dublin Villager

Council to consider Muirfield housing, park improvements

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

A vote on a new 18-home development in Muirfield Village was expected from Dublin City Council this week.

Council members earlier this month heard the first reading of an ordinance that proposed changing zoning on a 12-acre site from rural to planned unit development to establish a new 18-lot single-family residence neighborhood within Muirfield.

The land, near Drake Road and Springburn Drive, previously housed horses and a residence with a few outbuildings currently stands.

The development will work to blend into Muirfield Village and Legal Representative Ben Hale said the Muirfield Village Association must approve any plans.

The planning and zoning commission recommended approval of the rezoning, preliminary plan and preliminary development plan for the 18-home development.

Council members were expected to approve a $1.34 million contract with George J. Ingel & Company, Inc. for the construction of a roundabout at the Coffman and Brand Road intersection.

The burial and relocation of utilities is expected to begin this month, with construction set for late July.

The busy intersection will be closed during construction and completion is anticipated for Nov. 5.

Council members were also set to approve a $2.29 million contract with Danbert, Inc., for the first phase of construction in Coffman Park.

A new driveway alignment to the Dublin Community Recreation Center from Commerce Parkway, the construction of three new pedestrian bridges, multi-use paths and landscaping are included in the contract.

During the project, American Electric Power also will bury overhead utilities along the former Post Road between Commerce and Emerald parkways, a staff report to council said.

AEP will bill the city for the work, which is expected to cost $415,000.

The project is set to start after the Dublin Irish Festival in early August.

"The intent is that construction will commence once the festival tear down is completed," a staff report to council stated. "The bulk of construction will be completed in 2013 with some minor work expected to carry over into 2014.

"By the 2014 Dublin Irish Festival, all areas impacted will be restored."

The new pedestrian bridges mean that temporary bridges will no longer need to be constructed for the Dublin Irish Festival, saving the city about $60,000 annually, the staff report said.

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