The developers of a proposed mixed-use development to be known as Alton Place will seek a rezoning recommendation March 14 from the Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission.

The Hilliard development would be on 343 acres north of Roberts Road and west of Alton Darby Creek Road.

Dwight McCabe of the McCabe Cos. said it was a "cradle-to-grave development," with housing options for people in all stages of life.

McCabe presented an informal proposal Feb. 14 to the planning and zoning commission.

“I like the concept,” commission member Bill Uttley said.

The parcel includes lakeside residences.

McCabe said his formal presentation March 14 would seek a planned-unit-development rezoning for the $275 million project.

Hilliard City Council would have final consideration.

Also Feb. 14, the four commission members present unanimously rejected a rezoning application that would have allowed Jerry Spears Funeral Home to operate at a former church building at 5505 Hyde Park Drive.

The owners of the funeral home made several changes to the proposal after commission members on Jan. 10 tabled it, but the changes did not appear to assuage some residents, who spoke in opposition Feb. 14, or the commission members who rejected it.

“It just seems out of place to me to put a funeral home in the middle of that many (residences),” commission chairman Scott Movshin said.

Commission members also approved the construction of eight single-family residences on the east side of Norwich Street, north of Linda Road, to be known as Norwich Square.

For more about the Feb. 14 meeting, read the Feb. 21 edition of the ThisWeek Hilliard Northwest News.