A plan to increase the density of the proposed Meadowbrooke subdivision from nine to 14 lots will go to Gahanna City Council for consideration now that the planning commission has approved it.

A plan to increase the density of the proposed Meadowbrooke subdivision from nine to 14 lots will go to Gahanna City Council for consideration now that the planning commission has approved it.

The commission voted 5-2 on March 23 to forward the measure to council.

Commissioners Don Shepherd, Jennifer Price, Kristin Rosan, David Thom and Robert Westwood voted in favor of a variance and zoning request; David Andrews and Joe Keehner dissented.

"I think (developer) Doug Maddy is a man of integrity, and he has done great things in Gahanna," Andrews said. "I like the green development idea and the preservation zone, but I feel there are too many homes for the size of the property."

Keehner said he still has concerns with the slope on the south side of the development, at 5593 Havens Corners Road.

"When you look at that typography and next to a flood plain, even with a rain garden, I think it will be problematic," he said. "I don't like the slope. That's still my issue."

Read the full story in the March 31 edition of ThisWeek Rocky Fork Enterprise.