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Plans redrawn for Howe Road apartment complex

By ELLIN WALSH Reporter Published: April 2, 2017 12:00 AM
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TALLMADGE -- A developer has revised and resubmitted a plan for an apartment project eight weeks after withdrawing it. The Planning and Zoning Commission will set a date for a public hearing on the matter when it meets April 6.

Tim Merryweather of Merryweather Real Estate promises "a significant reduction to the density," "a lot more green space and open space," and a lower profile via "a two-story townhouse style."

"We think people are going to like it [the proposed plan], a lot better," Merryweather told the Tallmadge Express March 29, describing it as "a total redo -- it looks nothing like our original plan."

On Feb. 9, Tallmadge City Council voted to accept Tim Merryweather Real Estate's request to withdraw its proposal for a conditional zoning application that would have paved the way for the development of a 54-unit apartment complex on 3 acres at 338 W. Howe Road. Two-thirds of the proposed site is in Tallmadge, with the remaining one-third in Cuyahoga Falls. Two separate buildings were envisioned, one with 18 units and three parking garages in Tallmadge and the other with 36 units in Cuyahoga Falls. Merryweather withdrew his plan after a standing room only crowd of neighbors packed city hall to urge the Planning and Zoning Commission to oppose it.

The Planning and Zoning Commission conducted a public hearing on the conditional zoning request Feb. 2; after listening to residents voice opposition and concern for two hours, the five-member commission voted unanimously to recommend rejection of it.

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