South Euclid sets public meeting dates on Oakwood
After hosting a number of public meetings on the topic, the South Euclid Planning Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to the South Euclid City Council to change the zoning on 40 acres of the former Oakwood property from R-75 One-Family Residential District to C-2 General Commercial District.
At that same meeting on April 14, the planning commission voted for approval of two additional items: an 11-page development agreement for the rezoned property, which outlines development standards and a development plan approval process for the property; and updates to the comprehensive plan to articulate the city’s desire to encourage residential, office and commercial mixed use on the site.
City council has scheduled two public hearings: Wednesday, May 18, at 6 p.m., regarding the comprehensive plan update recommendations from the planning commission; and Wednesday, May 25, at 6 p.m., regarding recommendations from the planning commission on the proposed rezoning.
South Euclid City Council will consider actions on each item after the close of the public hearings. According to the public notice, city council has declared these items to be emergency measures, which allows the items to be passed with one reading instead of the otherwise standard requirement for three separate readings.
Kristin Hopkins, AICP, is a land use planner with the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission and a member of the FutureHeights Board of Directors.