HUDSON — City voters have weighed in on the proposed Downtown Phase II project and the scale tipped toward the word "No."
Issue 11, which asked residents if they favored having the city continue with the proposed downtown project, was defeated by a tally of 2,554 to 2,378, according to final, but unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections.
City officials and members of groups both opposed to and in favor of the issue were not immediately available for comment.
The current proposal calls for 138,000 square feet of office space, 73-75 town homes, 50 condominium flats above businesses and a 250- to 300-space parking structure. The project is being developed by Testa Companies, and is eyed for the area of Morse Road and Owen Brown Street.
This was an advisory election, which meant the outcome of the vote is non-binding. While most city council members had been optimistic the issue would pass, several have noted that any decision moving forward if the ballot issue fails will come from them collectively.
Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at 330-541-9421, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.