A long-time Strongsville developer is planning to build 80 cluster homes off Westwood Drive.
Dan Bailey, whose work in Strongsville stretches back to 1978 when he put in Hollo Oval and has since included The Woods of Strongsville, said he plans to start the Edgebrook subdivision soon.
"In two months, I hope to be cutting trees," he said.
City Council on Monday approved modifications to a 2007 agreement the city had reached with a previous developer at the site.
One significant change is that the entrance to Edgebrook will not align with Hollo Oval, as originally planned, but will be about 300 feet west of Hollo and will include a deceleration lane for turning traffic.
Bailey said Edgebrook will include a variety of housing styles on 50-by-160-foot lots.
He hasn't decided yet, he said, whether he will build the homes or bring in another company.
The project will probably be developed in two phases. If all goes well, Bailey, who bought the property at a sheriff's sale, said he wants to start constructing the road in March or April.
Also part of the agreement is that any potential homebuyer will have to sign a document showing they are aware the property abuts an industrial area that may eventually be developed.
The document will warn that residents might be subject to noise, dust and lights from an industry.
Bailey said he isn't concerned about putting up news homes in a sluggish economy.
"Strongsville's a great place to build," he said.