Westerville City Council will hold public hearings at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 on two ordinances dealing with proposed major developments.

Westerville City Council will hold public hearings at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 on two ordinances dealing with proposed major developments.

One piece of legislation is a plan for an assisted-living facility on Spring Road. The other is a rezoning request for 0.64 acres near the northwest corner of State Street and Heatherdown Drive from the Office Institutional district (OI) to Community Commercial district (CC).

Council heard first readings of both ordinances last week.

City planning administrator Rich Kight said the rezoning would apply to the easternmost building of the Knights Inn on Heatherdown Drive and would give the site the zoning needed to build a Walgreens and Key Bank.

Kight said the new facilities would require the demolition of the eastern building of Knights Inn, along with a Fazoli's Restaurant and an adjacent multi-tenant office building north of Fazoli's on State Street. The remainder of the Knights Inn facility would continue to operate as a motel.

In addition to this rezoning ordinance, Kight said city council will need to authorize the transfer of the King Arthur Boulevard right-of-way to the site developer in order for the plans for Walgreens and Key Bank to proceed.

He said council will also need to authorize an agreement between the city and the developer, specifying the commitments of each regarding the construction of an alternative access to Camelot Condominiums and the South State Street corridor streetscape improvements.

The heavily wooded site at the southeast corner of Maxtown and Spring roads for the assisted-living facility, to be called Parkside Village, was at one time included in the Millstone Creek subdivision plan.

Plans for Parkside Village call for 80 independent housing units, 90 assisted-living units and 25 "memory-care" units in a three-story building on the southern half of the 17.26-acre site. A one-story, skilled nursing care facility will be built on the northern half of the site.

Kight said that because the Westerville Planning Commission deemed the change from subdivisions a major modification, council approval is needed before the project can proceed.