Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission members are expected on Thursday, Dec. 10, to consider a proposal for multifamily residences at the Hickory Chase development.

Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission members are expected on Thursday, Dec. 10, to consider a proposal for multifamily residences at the Hickory Chase development.

Village Communities, 4510 Hickory Chase Way at the southeast corner of Davidson and Leap roads, will seek approval for a new development of 492 multifamily units on 23.6 acres.

In September, the school board approved a compensation agreement with the city to allow a tax-increment-financing district for the 58-acre parcel that will be developed as a mixed-use site, according to Hilliard officials.

Other uses are expected to include the new Hilliard branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, which is planned to relocate there next year from Cemetery Road.

Commission members also are expected to postpone until February a rezoning application to allow construction of 283 single-family residences on Elliott Road.

City planner John Talentino said Dec. 7 the applicant, Elliott Road LLC, would ask for the application to be postponed until Feb. 11.

"We didn't get the full complement of plans we needed," Talentino said.

The rezoning application has been postponed previously.

On Oct. 8, it was postponed to the Dec. 10 meeting.

Pulte Homes is the developer of the residential subdivision that would be called Tarlton Meadows.

The developer owns 47 acres on the west side of Elliott Road and 113 acres on the east side of Elliott Road, all of which is in Brown Township and north of Scioto Darby Road, but is seeking to develop only on the east side.

As part of the proposal, Pulte Homes would give the 47 acres on the west side of Elliott Road to Hilliard in exchange for 30 acres on the east side of Elliott Road that is part of the Hoffman Farms subdivision and requires no rezoning to be developed, Talentino said.

If a deal is made, the 30 acres would be added to the 113 acres to be rezoned as a conservation district, a zoning classification in the city's code, Talentino said.

The 47 acres on the west side of Elliott Road would remain in Brown Township, even though Hilliard would own the land, he said.

On May 12, the Big Darby Accord Advisory Panel issued a negative recommendation concerning the proposed development.

Advisory board members said two of the reasons were the development did not have a conservation design and its residential density at 1.49 units per acre was too high.

Other cases Dec. 10

Other cases scheduled to be considered Dec. 10, Talentino said, include:

* Otie's Tavern & Grill, 5344 Center St., seeking approval of a second-floor seating area.

* Hilliard Veterinary Hospital, 5125 Cemetery Road, seeking a permit for a 967-square-foot building addition.

* Rock City Church, 4202 Anson Drive, seeking approval of a development plan for a 51,600-square-foot building on 14.4 acres.