Land re-zone on next Bellville council meeting agenda

Seven acres near I-71 would be used for residential housing

BELLVILLE – A proposal to rezone seven acres of land along the I-71 corridor — for construction of residences — will be presented at the next village council meeting on Aug. 7

The village planning commission agreed at its most recent meeting to present a plan proposed by Terry Byrne to allow construction of 15 residential units in the area.

If council agrees to the proposal, an advertisement will have to be placed to give area residents notice. Then, after 45 days, there would be a public hearing.

The area would have to be rezoned from a B-3 designation to an R-2. This moves an area from a business appropriate site to one which allows residential construction.

The construction plan drawn by Alexander Associates Architects designates 15 lots in the area. Kochheiser Road runs along one side of the area.

This development plan is the latest in the area, where much new construction has occurred.

Love’s put in a large service facility, plus helped erect a giant flag, which can be seen for miles on I-71. Avita Health Care is nearing completion of an office building, which fronts State Route 97. That building will be housing medical offices, plus related facilities and is expected to open in August. A Dunkin Donuts shop also was added recently at a Speedway station.

Weirich said development is welcome, and he has not heard opposition to these expansions.

Voters approved a two-mill tax levy in November meant to bolster the Bellville Police Department. Supporters of this move told residents part of the need would come from development the area is seeing.
Seven acres near I-71 would be used for residential housing


By Louise Swartzwalder

Bellville Star