Members of the Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission on Nov. 8 unanimously approved a development plan for the construction of 687 single-family and multifamily units on 419 acres at the southwest corner of Alton Darby Creek and Davis roads.
The Heritage Preserve development plan was approved 5-0 at the conclusion of a two-hour hearing for the case, the first of eight on the agenda. One seat on the seven-member commission is vacant and Mayor Don Schonhardt was absent.
Commission members and city officials were unanimous in their resolve that other elements of the development plan were sufficient to warrant “density bonuses” that allowed the proposed density to exceed, by more than 50 percent, the recommended density in the Big Darby Creek Watershed area.
Heritage Preserve would be the first residential development in the environmentally sensitive watershed area, and it is virtually the last developable area for Hilliard.
For more on this story, read the Nov. 15 edition of the ThisWeek Hilliard Northwest News.