PLAIN TWP.: Township trustees have voted unanimously to uphold the township Zoning Commission’s recommendation and denied a zone change for the former Edgewood Golf course on Market Avenue North.
McKinley Development had requested the zone change from single-family residential to multifamily residential in order to build apartments and condos on the property.
Many township residents opposed the zone change and repeatedly crowded into township meetings to express their views.
McKinley Development had submitted a revised plan for the proposed development to the Zoning Commission, but it was recommended for denial by a 3-2 vote. Trustees upheld that recommendation.
Trustees had moved Tuesday’s meeting from township hall to GlenOak High School to accommodate the anticipated large crowd. Most people who attended opposed the zone change, citing increased traffic and lowered property values.
In other action, trustees approved a new economic development agreement with the city of Canton for the Whipple Avenue corridor and set a public hearing on the agreement for 6 p.m. April 17 at township hall.
A similar agreement — to share tax revenue from businesses being developed in that area — that was to include Plain, Canton, Jackson Township and North Canton fell through when the North Canton Council rejected terms of the deal.
Canton and Jackson Township already have a separate agreement for the corridor.