Contentious Spring Creek project on hold

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A public hearing on an application to amend the Spring Creek Planned District, which was to occur Aug. 2, has been cancelled after the applicants withdrew their request to modify their development plan.

On July 18, Violet Township Director of Operations Bill Yaple stated that the developer, Ambassador Development, had pulled the application in order to address the concerns of area residents before the project moved forward. Yaple said there is no deadline for the developer to re-apply.

The requested amendment to the Spring Creek Planned District, located at the southeast corner of Milnor and Refugee roads, involved modifications to allow a curb cut on Milnor Road, expansion of available hours of business operations, and expansion of commercial uses for the project.

The proposals to amend the plan have been hotly opposed by area residents who feel that the removal of restrictions placed on the property in 1996 would harm property values and raise safety, crime, and traffic concerns.

Other Violet Township news

•Land located on the west side of Pickerington Road, owned by the Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, will be the subject of a public hearing on Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Violet Township Administrative Offices, 12970 Rustic Drive, Pickerington. The hearing will cover proposed rezoning of this area from the  Planned District to the R-2, Single Family Residential District to accommodate church related facilities. The proposed amendment will be available for public examination at the August hearing.

•At their July 18 meeting, the Violet Township trustees adopted the proposed tax budget for fiscal 2008.

 

•The Mingo Estates project is on schedule. Concrete work will be finished up soon, which will be followed by the filling of topsoil and grading of pavement.

•The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is planning work on State Route 204, however, ODOT has not provided dates and times for the project yet.

•Household Hazardous Products Disposal Day will be held Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. – noon at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.  For information contact Patty Bratton at (740) 681-4423.

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