North Royalton rejects plan for 30 cluster homes in southeast corner of town

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:36:38 AM. A plan by Bailey Development to build 30 cluster homes in the southeast corner of North Royalton was rejected last week by the city's Planning Commission.
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio - A developer's sketch plan to build 30 cluster homes in the southeast corner of town was rejected last week by the city's Planning Commission. Bailey Development in Broadview Heights wanted to build the homes on about 30 1/2 acres off the east side of State Road, across from River Road and south of Wiltshire Road. "The plan they (Bailey) presented does not fit our zoning," said Mayor Robert Stefanik, who added that the developer can adjust its plan to meet city code, then return to the commission. "The ball is in their court," Stefanik said. "It's up to them to do what they what they want to do next." Christine Bailey, of Bailey Development, said she hasn't decided whether to continue pursuing the subdivision plan. She said she chose to construct cluster houses - which are "clustered" together to preserve large chunks of land - because only a small portion of the 30 1/2 acres is buildable. "The site we're working with is covered with wetlands," Bailey said. "I don't want to destroy them." Law Director Tom Kelly said the property on which Bailey had hoped to build is zoned rural residential, which has three subcategories: rural residential 2, which allows one house for every 2 acres; rural residential 3, which allows one house for every 3 acres; and rural residential village, which allows one house for every 1 acre but in a way that preserves 75 percent of the site - in other words, a cluster development. Kelly said that under code, a developer must show...Read more
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