RESOLUTION NO. 2018-30
A Resolution COMMENDING AND THANKING THE SOUTH CHERRY VALLEY ROAD TASK FORCE AND ADOPTING A POLICY STATEMENT REGARDING FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND ZONING OF THE SOUTH CHERRY VALLEY ROAD AREA
WHEREAS, on August 2, 2017 Council passed Resolution No. 2017-38, whereby the South Cherry Valley Road Task Force (“Task Force”) was created; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of the Task Force was to study the existing land use and zoning in and along the South Cherry Valley Road corridor south of State Route 16; and
WHEREAS, the Task Force held a series of public meetings on August 26, September 14, September 16 and October 24, 2017; and
WHEREAS, in addition to receiving public input from Village and Township residents, the Task Force considered the Village Comprehensive Plan; the Village and Township zoning ordinances; the geography and topography of the study area; and the insights and recommendations of a diverse and accomplished group of planners, developers, educators, civic and business leaders; and
WHEREAS, after reviewing, discussing and processing all of the information it collected, the Task Force presented its findings and recommendations in a written report to Council on January 10, 2018; and
WHEREAS, Council has carefully considered the Task Force’s findings and recommendations, and believes it is in the best interest of the Granville Community to adopt a policy statement regarding future development and zoning of the South Cherry Valley Road area.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio, that:
Section I: The members of the Task Force should be and hereby are commended and thanked for their valuable contribution to this important community issue. Those individuals are:
· Dan Finkelman, Granville Village Council (Chairman)
· Russ Ginese, Granville School Board (Vice Chairman)
· Carl Jennings, former member of Granville Planning Commission
· Keith Myers, Vice President, The Ohio State University
· Bradley Smith, former member of Granville BZBA
· Bill Wilkin, Chairman of Granville Planning Commission
· Debi Walker Yost, Granville Village Planner
Section II: Due to the reconfiguration of the State Route 16/Cherry Valley Road interchange by ODOT, the character and land use potential of the South Cherry Valley Road corridor has changed significantly, necessitating a rethinking of the zoning and development landscape in that area.
Section III: The primary purpose and intent regarding future development of the South Cherry Valley Road corridor shall be: (1) To preserve and enhance, rather than harm, existing neighborhood, Village and Township quality of life and property values; (2) To facilitate a development pattern in harmony with land use density, transportation facilities and community facilities objectives as reflected in the Village Comprehensive Plan; and (3) To improve tax revenues to both the Village and the Granville Exempted Village School District while minimizing costs to the Village for infrastructure acquisition and maintenance.
Section IV: Based upon the considered analysis and recommendations of the Task Force, it appears that the most beneficial long-term land use priorities in the South Cherry Valley Road corridor include: (1) Office space, either medical or mixed use; (2) A mix of public and private recreational facilities such as indoor and outdoor playing fields, field houses, ice rinks and other destination recreational areas; (3) Outdoor recreational facilities such as walking/hiking paths, canoeing, rafting or kayaking which can leverage the natural resource of Raccoon Creek; and (4) Limited mixed-use combinations of commercial, retail and residential uses.
Section V: The Village Manager is hereby directed to oversee the research and drafting of a proposed Planned Development District zoning ordinance to help facilitate future development in accordance with these land use priorities in the South Cherry Valley Road corridor.
Section VI: The Village Manager is hereby directed to oversee the exploration of economic development tools, including but not limited to public/private partnerships, joint economic development districts and tax increment financing, as applicable and viable, to help facilitate future development in accordance with these land use priorities in the South Cherry Valley Road corridor.
Section VII: It is the expectation of Council that the Village of Granville will work proactively with those who seek to implement future development in the South Cherry Valley Road corridor in furtherance of these stated policy goals.
Section VIII: This Resolution shall take effect and be in force immediately upon passage.
Passed the 4th day of April, 2018.