Plans for the mixed-use development called Alton Place took a step forward May 9 after Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission members voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the required rezoning.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story inadvertently gave an incorrect name of developer Dwight McCabe of the McCabe Cos.

Plans for the mixed-use development called Alton Place took a step forward May 9 after Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission members voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the required rezoning.

The proposal that was presented May 9 revealed publicly for the first time the number of residences.

As currently proposed, Alton Place has 148 single-family lots, 297 attached residential units, 53 acres of commercial use and 172 acres of open space.

City Council has final say on the rezoning application but won’t take up the issue until a traffic-impact study and developer’s agreement are in place, city planner John Talentino said.

“The planning-and-zoning elements are fine,” said Talentino, who recommended the commission’s approval.

The commission, which on April 11 had tabled the request, recommended approval of the rezoning 5-0. Mayor Don Schonhardt and commission member Jay Muether were absent.

The development would be on 343 acres north of Roberts Road and west of Alton Darby Creek Road in Hilliard. It was annexed into Hilliard in February 2009.

Developer Dwight McCabe of the McCabe Cos. describes it as a “cradle-to-grave development” with housing options for people in all stages of life.

Glen Dugger, an attorney representing the developer, said the traffic-impact study “has a lot of pieces and parts that need a final determination” and those findings are required to reach an agreement on a developer’s plan to determine funding for the required infrastructure improvements.

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