A couple who live on Worthington's Evening Street aren't happy about the Worthington Architectural Review Board's approval of modular classroom at Evening Street Elementary School, and they want Worthington City Council to hear their appeal.
Correction: Because of an editing error, an original version of this story incorrectly stated Worthington City Council members on Monday, May 13, would hear residents' appeal about the location of modular classrooms at Worthington Schools Evening Street Elementary. City Council members are expected to decide whether to hear the appeal during the meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 High St., according to city spokeswoman Anne Brown and the meeting agenda.
A couple who live on Worthington’s Evening Street aren’t happy about the Worthington Architectural Review Board’s approval of modular classroom at Evening Street Elementary School, and they want Worthington City Council to hear their appeal.
John and Jenna Reik, who live on the 800 block of Evening Street, filed the appeal May 3, listing several reasons why they disagree with the ARB’s approval of the modular classrooms April 25.
According to their letter, the proposed site for the modular is not the closest proximity to the school building and the modular would negatively affect surrounding properties.
They also said the building placement “unfairly provides advantages to school district interests over neighborhood interests” and doesn’t improve line-of-sight concerns when children are playing.
The Reiks’ letter said the structure violates design guidelines for commercial and institutional structures.
Council members are expected to decide whether to hear their appeal at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 High St., said Worthington spokeswoman Anne Brown.
Lynda Bitar, planning coordinator for the city, said any decision by the ARB may be appealed to City Council. She said anyone who files an appeal only has to be affected by the ARB’s decision.
Bitar said council members would discuss whether they want to hold a public hearing on the appeal and likely would schedule it for a week or two after the May 13 meeting.