Grove City Council again is expected to vote on a zoning request and other legislation regarding the proposed Farmstead residential development at its Monday, March 4, meeting.
Legislation to approve a planned-unit development zoning for the 209.5-acre project area, as well as measures to annex the property from Jackson Township to Grove City and approve a development plan and developers agreement twice have been delayed.
Council was slated to vote on the legislation Jan. 22, but the issues were tabled so that a community meeting regarding Farmstead could be held Feb. 7.
The measures were postponed again Feb. 19 after council members voiced concerns about the developer’s plan to include apartments as part of the project, Farmstead’s density and the potential impact the project would have on traffic and the South-Western City School District.
Grand Communities is proposing to build the Farmstead development on 209.5 acres on the west side of Jackson Pike (state Route 104) and north of Scioto Meadows Boulevard.
The developer plans to build 535 homes, which would be divided into nine subareas. In all, 415 single-family homes and 120 attached single-family units are proposed.
Jason Wisniewski, vice president of planning and zoning for Grand Communities, requested that council table the legislation to give his company more time to work with city officials to find “a compromise, a middle ground” that would address the concerns.
In addition, Councilman Ted Berry is scheduled to introduce a proposal for the formation of a city environmental-sustainability committee. The committee would work to help create a set of environmental policies and guidelines for the city and would be tasked with managing those standards.
The council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in council chambers at Grove City Hall, 4035 Broadway.