Hilliard Northwest News

Planning and zoning

Commission OKs Glenmont lot split, postpones Vision case


The Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission on June 12 approved a lot split for Glenmont Christian Science nursing home, 4599 Avery Road, and postponed an application from Vision Development for the construction of 381 apartments on 16 acres north of Davidson Road and east of Interstate 270.

Commission members voted 6-0 to approve a lot split for Glenmont.

The lot split is necessary to allow the developer, F2, to move forward with plans to build 176 apartments on 13 acres it will purchase from Glenmont. Glenmont's 19 acres have been zoned since 1982 to allow multifamily housing.

F2 will seek a required variance at the June 19 meeting of the Hilliard Board of Zoning Appeals and then begin the permit process in advance of construction expected to begin this summer, according to David Hodge, an attorney representing F2.

Vision Development had announced in advance its request to postpone its application to July 10.

Connie Klema, an attorney representing Vision Development, previously said she requested the postponement to continue working with city staff and representatives of the neighboring Davidson Run subdivision before presenting a formal plan to the planning and zoning commission.

The 16 acres on which Vision Development seeks to build are part of a 47.6-acre plot owned by Wolpert Enterprises. The remainder is expected to be developed commercially, and Trueman Boulevard would be extended north to Edwards Farms Drive as part of the project.

In other business June 12, commission members approved a variance to allow excess directional signage and excess height of a directional sign for the new Giant Eagle under construction at 4023 Britton Parkway.

The grocery store will serve as one of the anchors of the Gateway development at the intersection of Britton Parkway and Cemetery Road.

Commission members also approved a similar sign variance for W.W. Williams Co., 3535 Parkway Lane; approved a special permit for the construction of a 135-foot communications tower for Gentry Fire Protection at 3540 Parkway Lane; approved a final plat for 21 lots at the Estates at Hoffman Farms; and approved a final plat for 47 lots at Grand Communities, 6957 Davis Road.