A hearing on a request for a conditional use permit for the development for a residential care facility planned at 4828 Whiteford Rd., is scheduled to be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 before the Lucas County Plan Commission.
The township’s planning office and township trustees heard complaints from residents in the area after a representative of the developers, OMNI Property Co., of Beachwood, OH., held meetings to inform those in the neighborhood of the proposal.
Some concerns voiced had to do generally with the size of the project, its proximity to Whiteford Elementary School and increased traffic on Whiteford.
George Oravecz. the representative for OMNI, said he thinks many of the initial concerns of the residents have been dealt with after OMNI heard the issues.
He said the project, which includes memory care, assisted living and congregate living, had originally been planned to be three stories, but has been reduced to two stories, turn lanes will be added to Whiteford Road and the company intends to plant evergreen trees around the borders to allow for sufficient screening along with the existing trees which can be retained.
Plans call for 20 patients in the memory care unit and 44 in assisted living. There will be room for 88 people in congregate living. Those spaces are designed for people who need little or no assistance with daily living, although they may elect to use some services such as 24-hour dining, housekeeping or other amenities.
The plan commission meeting will be held at One Government Center, Jackson and Erie streets in downtown Toledo. The commission will make a recommendation to the Sylvania Township Board of Zoning Appeals. The BZA, which will make the decision on the request is tentatively scheduled to hear the request Feb. 3. at 5 p.m. at the Sylvania Township administration building, 4927 Holland-Sylvania Rd.
Written by Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Posted: December 12, 2019
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