Sylvania Township trustees, by a vote of 2-1. have approved zone changes which will pave the way for construction of a 54-unit, four-story senior living facility on the Holland-Sylvania campus of Oak Leaf Village.
The plan also recently received the approval of a conditional use permit and some needed variances by the Sylvania Township board of zoning appeals.
Wallick Communities, the owner of the complex, said the new building would have 42, one-bedroom units and 12, two-bedroom units. They estimate about 68 residents would live in the building.
The property had split zoning but now is a planned unit development.
Dr. Walter Stoll, a dentist with an office at 4206 Holland-Sylvania Ave., said he had no objections to the overall project, but was concerned about parking issues at his office.
Dr. Stoll’s office abuts the Oak Leaf/Grove campus on the north, south and east. He said that not long after The Grove, a memory-care facility, opened to his south he and members of his staff began to notice cars parked in his lot which did not belong to them or to patients. He and his staff have seen people get out of cars in his lot and go into the Grove. Some people heading to his office have had to park in a lot across Holland-Sylvania to get to his office.
He said he didn’t complain initially because he wanted to be a good neighbor and that there had not been any difficulties in the past. Nevertheless he said he was concerned about controlling parking in relation to the residential units.
Trustee John Jennewine said he voted against the rezoning largely because he would have preferred that the parking issues at the dentist’s office would have been more specifically addressed.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
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