A Conditional Use permit is being requested from the Sylvania Township Board of Zoning Appeals for a proposed development for a Residential Care Facility at 4828 Whiteford Road.
The Township’s Planning & Zoning office and the Township Trustees heard complaints from residents in the area after a representative of the developers, OMNI Property Co., of Beachwood, Ohio, held meetings to inform those in the neighborhood of what was being proposed.
Some concerns voiced had to do generally with the size of the project, its proximity to Whiteford Elementary School and increased traffic on Whiteford Road.
George Oravecz, the representative, said he thinks many of the initial concerns of the residents have been dealt with after OMNI heard the concerns.
He said the project, which includes memory care, assisted living and congregate living, had originally been planned to be three stories, but plans have now reduced to the proposed facility to two stories. He noted that concerns about traffic on Whiteford should be eased by the addition of left-turn lanes being added for both northbound and southbound Whiteford at the entrance to the development. The eastbound left-turn lane will go into the facility, and the westbound will go into an existing residential neighborhood.
Mr. Oravecz added the company intends to plant evergreen trees around the borders to allow for sufficient screening along with what existing trees can be retained.
Plans call for twenty patients in the memory care unit and 44 in the 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 request is scheduled to be heard by the Lucas County Planning Commission on August 28, 2019. That hearing is in downtown Toledo at 9:00 AM on the first floor of One Government Center. The final decision on the request for a Conditional Use permit will be made by the Township Board of Zoning Appeals at a hearing scheduled for September 9, 2019. That hearing is at 5:00 PM in the large meeting room in the Sylvania Township Administration Building located at 4927 N. Holland-Sylvania Road.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Posted: June 18, 2019
UPDATED: July 9, 2019
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