Commission hopes to tackle area plan
The Westland Area Commission hopes to soon be working on the revision of the Westland Area Plan, a document that deals with land use and development in the area.
McKay, at the request of Planning and Development chair Patricia Brown, submitted a letter to the city’s planning division requesting assistance in this lengthy process, “but we haven’t heard from them yet,? he said.
When the commission does get the go-ahead from the city to work on the revisions, the public will be invited to participate in planning sessions.
Jo Ellen Locke noted that with planned construction to widen Rome-Hilliard Road, now would be an opportune time to press for an overpass on the road to escape traffic tieups when there is a train on the crossing.
She said she contacted the city of Columbus to check on the possibility of such work, but was told that “there are no plans for an overpass.”
She said as many as 30,000 vehicles use that road a day and “in the next few years it will be up to fifty thousand.
“How many cars will be affected by the trains?” Locke asked.
“Maybe if we got involved as a group we could get things moving,” she suggested.