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Planning and zoning

Vision application postponed to Aug. 14

Multifamily proposal has been on hold since March


Plans for a multifamily residential development west of the Davidson Run subdivision are expected to be postponed for the fifth consecutive month as the applicant solves design issues with city officials.

Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission members were expected to consider an application from Vision Development at the July 10 meeting.

Instead, Vision Development has asked for the case to be postponed until the commission's Aug. 14 meeting to allow time to "work out design issues for the site," City Planner John Talentino said.

The application first appeared on the commission's March 13 agenda and was postponed to the April 10 meeting. Then, Vision officials asked for a postponement until May 8. It was subsequently postponed to June and then July.

A formal plan has yet to be submitted to city officials, but Connie Klema, an attorney representing Vision Development, met March 31 with Davidson Run residents to speak generally about the proposal.

Klema said previously that another meeting would be scheduled with residents to present a plan before it is submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission and that Vision Development is continuing to work with city staff to develop an acceptable plan.

Vision Development plans to build 381 multifamily residences on 15.9 acres north of Davidson Run and east of Interstate 270. The project is part of an overall development plan for a 47.6-acre parcel owned by Wolpert Enterprises.

The land currently is in a B-3 commercial zoning district, but Vision Development is proposing to rezone the 15.9-acre tract for multifamily residences. Of that, 4.6 acres would be dedicated for the public right-of-way required to connect Trueman Boulevard to Edwards Farms Road.

The remaining acreage would remain in the commercial zoning district.

The Planning and Zoning Commission is expected to consider four cases at its July 10 meeting, including an application from JD Equipment, 3979 Parkway Lane, for a sign variance; Anderson Meadows, a Schottenstein Homes development at Roberts Road and Westrock Drive, seeking approval of a final plat for 21 lots; Painter & Westfall Law Offices, 5123 Norwich St., seeking approval of a new sign; and Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, 3901 Britton Parkway, seeking a variance for a sign.