A 467-residence development application for Jerome Township is on hold again, this time at the developer's request.

Jerome Township Zoning Commission members met Oct. 23 to discuss the application for the Villages at Glacier Pointe after the matter was tabled Aug. 28.

But members decided to honor a letter from the developer, CDI Ltd., requesting discussion for the proposed 248.6-acre development near Glacier Woods Metro Park be tabled until Nov. 27.

A letter from David Fisher, owner of Kephart Fisher LLC, which is representing CDI, outlined two reasons for the request.

Firstly, the developer recently received a letter from the Union County Engineer detailing extra work that's required on a traffic impact study for the development that was a year in the making, Fisher wrote.

Additionally, Fisher wrote, a review of the zoning application by township consultant Edge Group was not finished, and CDI wanted to make sure it had time to respond to any comments.

An Oct. 19 letter from the Union County Engineer's office to CDI listed several comments and requests regarding specific technical details in the traffic impact study, and requested CDI submit a revised study.

The proposed development would sit on land owned by the Catholic Diocese of Columbus north of U.S. Route 33. Glacier Woods Metro Park is to the north and west of the planned development, and the Woods at Labrador development is to the east.

Development details

The land is zoned as rural residential.

The application requests a zoning change to planned urban development residential and mixed-use.

Sewer and water service would come from the city of Marysville, said Mark Spagnuolo. Jerome Township zoning officer.

Fisher said 234 units will be marketed as empty-nester residences, while 233 units will be single-family residences.

The empty-nester residences would be listed for sale at between $350,000 to $500,000, and the single-family ones between $500,000 to $800,000. CDI wouldn't build the homes, but would instead market the homes to other builders.

When the development was initially discussed Aug. 28, its impact on the existing wildlife, traffic and school system were mentioned as concerns.

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