Metro Development's The Woods at Gray's Place will move on to the Jefferson Township trustees for final approval.

The Jefferson Township Zoning Commission will recommend to the board of trustees approval of a rezoning of 12.4 acres to allow a mixed-use development of office, retail and residential called The Woods at Gray’s Place.

Commission members Karen Bokor, Bob Southard, Rick Winnestaffer and Charlie Wise voted in favor of the rezoning, with Linda Mosbacher casting the lone dissenting vote, during the commission’s Nov. 15 meeting.

The project by applicant Metro Development is on the east side of Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, south of Taylor Road and north of the railroad tracks in the Blacklick area.

The request is to rezone 12.4 acres from Restricted Industrial District and Countryside Residential District to Planned Commercial District to allow for the mixed-use development.

David Hodge, an attorney for the applicant, said the rezoning would allow commercial and residential hotel uses with a community-oriented open-space entry, a clubhouse, a fitness and pool amenities and sidewalk amenities to encourage people to walk the site, which ends at a dog park and creek overlook.

The redevelopment consists of 234 dwelling units and 32,200 square feet of neighborhood-oriented commercial and office uses.

In other action, the commission continued to Feb. 21 a request by applicant Patrick Fisher of Gioffre Cos. to rezone 17 acres from Restricted Suburban Residential District to Planned Suburban Residential District to allow for a 41-lot subdivision.

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