Construction of another residential development in Twinsburg Township is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020.
The Retreat at Liberty Lakes is a 37-acre development that will have 56 lots, Pulte representative Brad Piroli said. Situated along Liberty Road, the development also features two large ponds. Preserving and enhancing the natural features of the land is important, Piroli said.
"There are two existing ponds that home sites will back up to and a gazebo will be built overlooking the ponds," Piroli said. "Walking paths throughout the community will also connect to existing recreational opportunities outside the development."
Aside from its water features, Piroli said the development is set apart from others in the township because it will be marketed toward empty nesters. The development is not anticipated to impact the number of students at nearby schools.
Township Trustees approved a rezoning of The Retreat at Liberty Lakes in June 2018. The land was approved to change from R-5, single-family low density residential, to R-2, single- and two-family medium density residential, Piroli said. Density will be at 1.5 units per acre. Construction on the property is anticipated to start in the second quarter of 2020 and pricing will most likely be determined in the summer of that year.
Homes being built on the former Blue Jaye Farm parcel are already being advertised on the Pulte Homes website. Construction commenced for the development in early February. Approval for the Blue Jaye Farm development was obtained between 2017 and 2018, according to Twinsburg Township Manager Robert Kagler. The Retreat at Liberty Lakes still needs to be approved at the county level before construction begins.
Pulte Homes has obtained a conditional preliminary plan approval from the Summit County Planning Commission. Final engineering approval from the Summit County Engineer and final plat approval are still needed from the Summit County Planning Commission, however. To obtain these approvals, Piroli said Pulte needs to prepare and submit engineering plans to both entities.
"We are excited about the project," Piroli said. "We think it’s in an excellent location for residents, and will be very attractive to empty nesters in the area."
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