CUYAHOGA FALLS -- The Planning Commission approved on Tuesday, March 7 Walsh Jesuit High School's proposed improvements to its Conway Memorial Stadium.

The school, located at 4550 Wyoga Lake Road, submitted a major site plan for a 200 square foot ticket booth, a 3,600 square foot restroom and concessions facility, an 8,000 square foot team room fieldhouse, a picnic shelter and bleacher grandstands.

Nick Sugar, senior planner for the city, said the site is designed in compliance with the General Plan and contributes to the overall character of the planning area around it.

"The [general] plan identifies Walsh Jesuit, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy and Woodridge [Local Schools] as important educational centers in the Northampton Planning Area," Sugar stated in his report to the Commission. " [The project is] located in the E-1 zoning district. This zoning district does allow for a variety of civic uses including secondary schools, higher education facilities, government offices and public assemblies."

The Commission voted 5-0 to recommend City Council approve the project. Two members of the Commission were absent.

The proposal represents continued improvements to the Walsh Jesuit Campus, he added. City Council is scheduled to introduce an ordinance to accept the plans on March 13. Barring any delays, the legislation will be discussed March 20 and voted on March 27.

Following the meeting, Louis Ciraldo, a member of Walsh's board of directors, said work will likely begin in mid-April. A contractor has not yet been chosen, he said.

See the March 12 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press for the complete story.

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