By Christine Bryant
Reynoldsburg City Council will hold a public hearing in February for a proposed zoning change that would pave the way for a 240-unit apartment development off Taylor Road.
Council is considering the rezoning of 24 acres at 9366-9370 Taylor Road, north of Kroger near the Taylor Road-Main Street intersection. According to city documents, Village Communities through the affiliate Metro Development LLC would construct the apartment community that would consist of two- and three-story buildings.
Of the units in those buildings, 48 would be one-bedroom at about 675 square feet each and 192 would be two-bedroom units with about 933 square feet of space each. The property also would include a clubhouse, pool, about 13.5 acres of open space and landscaping.
Plans also include about 7.2 acres for park land in which the developer is open to dedicating to Reynoldsburg for city park land, according to the documents.
A traffic study completed and submitted at the end of 2017 concluded that no roadway improvements would be needed or associated with the development of the site, according to city documents. Once under way, the project would take about 18 months to complete.
Westerville-based Village Communities has four other developments in central Ohio – including Kinsale Village in Powell and Willows at Preserve Crossing in Gahanna. In Lewis Center, condo properties include Village at Bale Canyon and Village at Olentangy Crossing.
Before development could begin in Reynoldsburg, however, city council members would need to rezone the proposed site from “AR-2 Multiple Family Residence District” and “CC Community Commerce District” to “PND Planned Neighborhood Development District.”
The public hearing, the next step in the process to rezone the land, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at city hall, 7232 E. Main St. After the public hearing, the matter would then return to committee and council for two additional readings.
Eric Snowden, planning and zoning administrator for the city of Reynoldsburg, says if council approves the rezoning, the next step would be for the applicant to apply for a major site plan approval from the Planning Commission.