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Poll: How are You Voting on Market District Rezoning?

Voters will decide fate of proposed grocery store

In less than a week, voters will decide the fate of a proposed Market District store on Pearl Road. 

 seeks to rezone a 5-acre section of the property from residential to business to allow to build a store.

The rest of the property is already zoned for business use.

There are . What are yours? After you vote, feel free to explain in the "Comments" section.

lyn March 02, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Jill, I asked very politely to explain the logic in thinking above, and NO ONE has yet come forward to answer my questions. And you have avoided answering my questions as well - I said by answering, we might be understanding of your situation, but still no one has stepped up. I DID drive over there. I think everyone should so they can judge for themselves. After I drove over there, it further cemented my opinion that IF I lived there, I would prefer the 90 foot wide barrier, mounded then fenced and treed, that they are offering than what will probably be the view - that being 300+ ft. of flat land to the back of some building, either a smaller Giant Eagle, or other commercial structure. Just imagine what 300+ ft. is - not much, just the depth of 2 lots.
Jill March 02, 2012 at 04:25 PM
We were aware that the property was zoned residential.Again, would you purchase a home on either of those streets. Also the barrier is not going to be 90ft as stated at a previous meeting the buffer can only be 5ft high due to the gas line issue what type of noise with this hinder!!!
lyn March 02, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Past 2 of my question was "IF you say that you knew it was residential, why didn't you demanded that land NOT be used for business, and ask for them to move the net 300+ feet up? " Logic is lost on us. It has always been used for business, up to that tall net - that's why the need for the net. No, I would not have bought there - I would not want what you currently have (I don't like the view towards Pearl) or be willing to gamble on what might come. I also wouldn't want to live by the highway, yet new homes are built there all the time. I have not avoided this question - I have been honest. Also, buffer 90 ft WIDE, not tall. and, the mound would be treed and fenced. This is getting tiresome and you have made this about me - I'm now your target. But, when all else fails,....
James March 03, 2012 at 12:26 AM
The people who purchased homes next to the property near the driving range knew that the land was zoned for residential use, not commercial purposes, and that it would take an election to change the zoning from the building of future homes to anything else. They didn't envision any general business use of the land as it was zoned for residences. The back portion of the driving range most likely is a non-conforming use - the land is zoned residential, and I've heard there have been several plans for homes that fell through.- but the driving range can exist as long as they don't change the use of the land to anything else. If they change the use, as is proposed for the grocery store, the land must be rezoned. There is a high bar in the rezoning of residential land in Strongsville - the voters have to approve it. Strongsville residents should not take this ability to control development lightly. If you complain about traffic near the mall, you will complain about traffic on Pearl Road south of Shurmer once the wave of development there starts after a large anchor, such as a grocery store is in place. Before the mall you could get to Great Northern in 22 minutes. Now it takes that amount of time to get to I-71 through the traffic. And the voters approved a rezoning to permit a big mall. So please think about the future of your hometown.
tom m March 03, 2012 at 01:35 AM
yes and back befor I-71 it took a hour to get downtown ...and back before cars it took even longer ...its called progress .....(prŏg'rĕs', -rəs, prō'grĕs') n. 1. Movement, as toward a goal; advance. 2. Development or growth: students who show progress. 3. Steady improvement, as of a society or civilization: a believer in human progress. See synonyms at development. 4. A ceremonial journey made by a sovereign through his or her realm.

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