Friday, June 10, 2011
Plans are moving forward for the Blossom Hill construction discussed in January.
Brecksville's Planning Commission further discussed a Blossom Hill development project during its meeting on Thursday. Members of the community voiced concern at a January Planning Commission meeting, saying the project would decrease property value and not fit in with the community. The commission chose to move construction forward based on the project's adherence to building code. “We are looking at a single drive serving two homes that are operated in conjunction with each other,” said architect Jeff Stenzel. “They are both eight bed homes.” The project will move the 13 residents at the existing home on Oakes Road, who older or who have disabilities, to new housing on Highland Drive. A dumpster in the backyard and lighting were minor …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Check Brecksville Patch on Friday for more Planning Commission news.
Thursday's Planning Commission meeting began with a public hearing and included a full work session. The public hearing concentrated on a proposed deck for a house on Hillbrook Oval, which is in a development that doesn't current allow decks. It was not approved because it needs to be discussed with the Homeowners Association first. The work session included a rejected lot split and an expansion at Rambus on Snowville Road presented by Mike Merle of Ray Fogg Building Methods, Inc. Also in the session were Blossom Hill development, a Curtiss-Wright parking lot and an outdoor restroom at St. Joseph’s Church. For more details on these resolutions and other news from the commission meeting, check Brecksville Patch on Friday.
For news from the meeting, check Brecksville Patch Thursday evening and Friday afternoon.
Brecksville’s Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. According to the agenda, the commission will discuss items like a deck installation, development at Blossom Hill and non-approved signs in the city during the work session, scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m. For more details on the discussions during the meeting, check Brecksville Patch later tonight and Friday afternoon.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Residents share concerns at hearing preceding Planning Commission meeting.
Before the Planning Commission meeting commenced, the committee held a public hearing to approve an Echo Hills pavilion. About 35 people attended and some voiced their opinions on having an improved pavilion with a roof. Safety and lighting concerns were the focus. “My main concern is, as you know Mayor, we’ve had many problems with children gathering at evening time unsupervised,” said neighborhood resident Albert J. Tusek, who lives close to the lake. The new structure, near the lake, will keep the current tables, have switch lights, an outlet and be built by volunteers. Tusek raised the safety concern of kids gathering near the lake in the improved pavilion. “The kids will congregate anytime anywhere,” said neighbor Laura Mikut. “It’s …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Homeowner gets city feedback and commission discusses Chippewa Road shopping center facelift.
Thursday night’s Planning Commission meeting covered many proposals throughout the city including a new home, playground and signs. A public hearing to approve the placement of a Whitewood Drive home was the first on the agenda. Mirek Augustyniak presented his plans for the second time, but this time for an audience of about 30. No one had placement concerns, but general architectural objections arose. “I’m just not sure the house is wholly compatible with the rest of the neighborhood,” neighbor Jim White said. Despite comments, the Planning Commission approved the home’s placement. The Board of Design and Construction deals with community objections the look of the structure. Dom Sciria, commission member, warned Augustyniak of future …
Friday, March 4, 2011
Members debated city signage and approved a new day care center.
Illegal signs have been cropping up around Brecksville left and right, members of the city's Planning Commission said during Thursday night's meeting. “I think the issue here is whether or not there is enforcement,” Mayor Jerry N. Hruby said. “What are we willing to accept reasonably?” Commission members openly debated revising the current sign code versus enforcing it with a firmer hand. A business’ need for advertisement during difficult economic times is understandable, but enforcing a clean look for the city is important as well, the mayor said and the commission agreed. Kirk Roman, commission member, suggested each member find five considerably offensive signs and bring the list to April’s meeting. After that meeting, the commission …
Friday, February 4, 2011
City sign codes keep Brecksville looking clean.
Talk at Thursday night’s Planning Commission meeting was all about signs. It might not seem like much, but sign regulation keeps a consistent city appearance. Business ran smoothly, and most items were approved. The meeting began by addressing Motorcars Rainforest Car Wash’s potential signs for their new 8199 Brecksville Rd. location. Planning Commission members discussed cutting back on sign colors that would decorate the car wash’s property. Code allows for up to four colors, while proposed Rainforest signs have eight. Too busy of signs can deviate from the typical city theme. Mike Harwood, Kirk Roman and Phil Badalamenti suggested changes to incorporate the many logos and colors into one simpler sign. But Brad Parish, an architect …
Friday, January 7, 2011
The first meeting of the year rejects three construction site plan proposals.
Thursday night, the Brecksville Planning Commission and an audience of 25 listened to Glenn Billington’s presentation of Blossom Hill, Inc.’s proposal to move the 13 Haven Hill members to two ranch-style homes. Haven Hill on Oakes Road houses elderly residents and those with disabilities. The potential construction of two eight-person homes on 9601 Highland Dr. took more than an hour to discuss. The 5.6 acre piece of land that was originally three lots has been purchased by Blossom Hill, Inc. and reconfigured into two plots of land that lay behind Greystone Parkway and Glen Eagle Drive. Audience members included residents living in this area surrounding the potential buildings. “I don’t see this as increasing my property value,” said …