Jerome Township trustees will have an opportunity to weigh the merits of a proposed housing development.

A public hearing for a zoning application for Glacier Pointe Development is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Jerome Township Hall, 9777 Industrial Parkway.

The proposal underwent changes before township zoning commissioners recommended it for approval.

The development had been tabled twice during its review by the zoning commission -- once at the zoning board's request, and the second time at the applicant's request.

The original development proposal included 467 lots, but the applicant, CDI Ltd., lowered that to 439 lots to reduce density and retain trees, township zoning officer Mark Spagnuolo said. Zoning commissioners unanimously voted to recommend the amended proposal for approval by the township trustees, he said.

David Fisher, owner of Kephart Fisher LLC, which is representing CDI, didn't return calls seeking comment regarding the proposal changes.

The 248.6-acre proposed development is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Columbus and is 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.

The land is zoned as rural residential.

The application requests a zoning change to PUD (planned urban development) residential and mixed-use. Sewer and water service would come from the city of Marysville, said Spagnuolo.