MACEDONIA — A final site plan for Phase II of the Reserve at Northwoods recently was approved by the city’s planning commission.

The entire development consists of 82 lots and is north of Valley View Road and west of Melody Lane behind Faith Fellowship Church. Phase II includes 50 lots.

Petros Development Group is developing the 41-acre tract, with Pulte Homes as the builder. Homes range in price from the upper $200,000s to lower $300,000s.

In early 2017, the planning commission approved a conditional use certificate, the overall development plan and the Phase I site plan. The land is zoned R-1 residential.

Greg Modic of Petros Development Group said he anticipates trees to be planted and seeding to be completed this fall in Phase II.

Meanwhile, the commission discussed but took no action on a site plan for an addition to the former Huntington Bank building at 1011 E. Aurora Road, which a developer plans to expand to 8,100 square feet.

City Planner Brian Frantz said it would be a spec building, with the owner not sure yet what type of business would locate there. He added the number of parking spaces required at the site depends on what type of business goes in.

Signs were approved for two properties, including front wall and canopy signs for Verizon in the Macedonia Commons and a 31-square-foot monument sign on a masonry base 30 feet from the cul de sac at Redwood Apartment Neighborhoods on Lakeview Drive.

Frantz told Brian Maxwell, of Redwood Living, that a variance is needed for proposed illumination of the sign since it is prohibited in that zoning district.

Maxwell said it will be an aluminum cabinet-style sign with channel letters, and the landscaping around it will remain similar to what is there now.

A 54-square-foot cabinet-style sign with channel letters for Triton Marine at 953 E. Aurora Road — beside Planet Fitness — was tabled until Frantz determines which set of sign regulations pertains to that commercial area.

Mike Bizjak, of Cicogna Electric & Sign Co., said he believes the proposed sign conforms to sign regulations imposed in 1995, while Frantz believes it might fall under a different set of regulations.

The planning panel OK’d site changes at the Speedway gasoline station and convenience store at 755 E. Aurora Road, where a 185-square-foot addition is planned to accommodate a made-to-order food cafe.

Reporter Ken Lahmers can be reached at 330-541-9400 Ext. 4189 or