Violet development unveiled


A zoning issue brought a crowd to the Violet Township trustees’ Sept. 5 meeting.

The trustees held a public hearing to consider an application filed by Violet Real Estate, Ltd, Richard Ricketts Esq., and Greg and Carmen Bigus.

The application proposes to amend the township’s zoning code by amending the Violet Township zoning map, to rezone approximately 59 acres located on the east side of Hill Road, south of Busey Road.

Specifically, the applicants propose to rezone 35.2 acres from the R-2 single family residential district to a (PD) planned district to accommodate a 61 lot single family subdivision; and 24 acres from the R-2 single family district to an R-3, low rise apartment residential district for condominium development.

Ricketts, attorney of record for this project, gave a presentation carefully addressing prior community concerns.

"This is a very functional and attractive project. We have taken great care to consider all community concerns," said Ricketts.

After a lengthy presentation by Ricketts; the township trustees decided digestion of this information would take time. A continuance was issued and the hearing will resume Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Violet Township Administrative Offices, 12970 Rustic Drive, Pickerington.  Public comments will are encouraged at this meeting.

Other Violet Township news

•Stonecreek Drive NW (Township Road 1461) is currently closed and will remain so for approximately four to six weeks for a bridge replacement.  The closure is between Rustic Drive and Oxford Drive between the following house numbers on Stonecreek Drive: 12910 and 12846.

•A Violet Township Bicentennial Committee meeting is planned for Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Violet Township Administrative Offices, 12970 Rustic Drive, Pickerington. All are welcome to attend.

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