AURORA – During its first-ever meeting conducted remotely via a video hookup, the planning commission accepted for study preliminary and final site plans for 18 condominium units on the north side of Aurora Lake Road, just west of Cherry Oval and south of Anna Maria of Aurora.

It also accepted for study the proposed architecture style for townhouses in the Pulte Group’s Renaissance Park at Geauga Lake housing development north of Treat Road, and approved preliminary site plans for the east and west sections of that development.

Trentstone Holdings LLC is proposing the 18 condo units as Phase 1 of a multi-family development to be called Trentstone Glenns. The condos would be situated on six acres of a larger parcel in the mixed-use zoning district, with 5.2 acres of common area. The land is across Aurora Lake Road from Hawthorn of Aurora.

A single entry onto the parcel is planned off Aurora Lake Road, with that access road splitting into a triangular-shaped road, around which the units would be situated. Common area would be located inside the triangle and on the south, north and east edges of the parcel.

Chris Lachman, representing Trentstone Holdings, explained the units would be about 1,800 square feet and include a first floor with kitchen, dining room, great room, master bedroom, laundry, bathroom, foyer, enclosed porch and garage, and a partial second floor with bedrooms, loft, bathroom and unheated attic.

A conditional zoning certificate for the development was recommended by the planning commission in June 2018 and granted by City Council in August 2018. A wetlands delineation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit are required.

Improvement and storm water plans, a trip generation letter, maintenance and inspection agreement and a tree clearing plan already have been submitted.

Meanwhile, the Pulte Group is proposing four architectural styles – colonial revival, American farmhouse, Greek revival and Queen Anne – for the townhomes at Renaissance Park. Pulte plans 119 units on 79 acres between the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and Squires Road.

In addition to the 119 townhouses on the west side of the overall property, Pulte plans 64 single-family homes. Housing would be built on 25 acres, with 16 acres of common area and 30 acres of conservation area. A 20-acre parcel between the western residential area and Liberty Ford has been set aside for future commercial development.

The land that Pulte plans to develop east of the railroad tracks consists of 147 acres, with 125 lots on 44 acres, 27 acres of common area and 67 acres of conservation area. Development of each side of the overall property is planned in three phases.

Access to the western portion of the development would be from Squires Road, while access to the eastern section would be from Treat Road.

The concept plan for the development was recommended by the planning panel and OK’d by Council late last year, and the architectural portfolio has been sent to the architectural board of review for comments. The city wants the buildings to take on a Western Reserve look.

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