Sylvania Township’s updated Zoning Resolution may go to the Lucas County Plan Commission as early as next month, “or at the latest early January,” according to Glen Grisdale president of Reveille, the Bowling Green firm, working on the project.
Mr. Grisdale said the commission may make revisions to the resolution, and if so, they will be incorporated into the document which will then go to the Sylvania Township Zoning Commission for their review and recommendations.
The final say on its adoption as the Sylvania Township’s Zoning Resolution will then be up to the township trustees.
Mr. Grisdale said much of the work has involved making it more user-friendly.
“We talked to developers and others who told us the resolution can be difficult to use and we tried to incorporate their ideas into what we’re preparing.”
Both he, and Daryl Graus, manager of the township’s planning and zoning office, have noted that the current resolution is at least 20 years old, but has been changed over that time with additions meant to address issues as they’ve arisen.
He acknowledged that the document could be cumbersome for users and welcomed the task of streamlining it.
Mr. Graus noted that in addition to making the document simpler to use, the township will consolidate a couple of residential zoning categories. He said those likely to be consolidated had many similar characteristics. He added that there will also be a new category including residential use.
He and Mr. Grisdale both pointed to a new multi-purpose category that will include residential and commercial uses. Mr. Graus said the new category will allow for ground-level offices or retail establishments with residential use behind or above the commercial properties.
Once adopted by the trustees, the resolution will outline permissible land uses and zoning regulations for the township.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Posted: November 24, 2020
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