By Gary Budzak firstname.lastname@example.org
March 7, 2014
In recent meetings, the City of Delaware’s Planning Commission has given its approval for two subdivisions, reviewed the concept plan for a third and said farewell to its chairman.
The commission looked at a concept plan for the Stockdale Farms subdivision, consisting of 323 single family units on 158.2 acres at the northeast corner of Braumiller and Pollock roads. The property is in the Olentangy Local School District.
City Council first approved the development in 2003 for 387 units, but the home builder, Toll Brothers, abandoned the project. In 2005, Dublin-based LYH, LLC approached the city about the project, lowering the units to 370, and has received five extensions in the years since. Now that the housing market has stabilized, they are seeking to proceed.
Dave Efland, the city’s planning and community development director, said the developer is requesting a revised layout, which includes leaving a transmission line intact. Previously, there was talk of relocating the line.
“This is one of the premiere pieces in the city,” Efland said of Stockdale Farms. “It’s a beautiful piece of ground. Not as big as Terra Alta, but I think they’ve done a good job.”
No action was taken on Stockdale Farms, but it is expected to return to the commission in April.
On March 5, the commission unanimously approved Columbus-based Homerock LLC’s request to proceed on section 2A of the Braumiller Woods subdivision, 23 single-family lots on 7.3 acres on Buena Park Drive. The total development will be 123 lots on 49.7 acres.
The commission also unanimously approved Dublin-based Stavroff Interests request to proceed with phase one of Crownover Reserve, 74 single-family lots on 31.52 acres on the north side of Peachblow Road east of Glenn Parkway.
The developers told the commission members that the first phase of construction is the most expensive, but once the homes are sold, they can proceed with the other phases.
Braumiller Woods and Crownover Reserve are headed to City Council for a first reading on March 10.
The March 5 meeting also marked a transition for the seven-member commission, which welcomed two new members. Chairman Keith Mangine’s said he was moving to Orange Township, but asked the staff and other members to “complete the city.” Mangine received a mayoral proclamation for his service.