Strongsville Getting New 80-Home Development

Edgebrook going in off Westwood Drive


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.

jb December 19, 2012 at 01:40 PM
It saddens me to hear about more trees being cut down in Strongsville.
Tom Brennan December 19, 2012 at 01:56 PM
I don't think they will be clearing that many trees. That property is pretty wide open, as it was the site of the Tecco sports facility and Mueller Art Cover before those buildings were torn down a few years ago.
Tom Brennan December 19, 2012 at 02:25 PM
It will be interesting to see how disclosure on the adjacent industrial property plays out. There's nothing like relaxing on your back porch on a warm summer night with the sounds of punch presses and diesel engines for background music. But those businesses have been there for years and provide better paying jobs than most of the retail jobs that exist in Strongsville.
James Murphy December 19, 2012 at 02:47 PM
go hug your christmas tree
Bob December 19, 2012 at 10:54 PM
I can't believe it when people complain about someone cutting down trees to build homes. If you live in Strongsville, how many trees did they cut down to build your home? It was OK for them to cut down trees for your home, but then it's not OK for someone else to cut down trees for another home?? It's so hypocritical.


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