Two Twinsburg rezoning issues rejected by voters

April Helms
Kent Weeklies
This map shows the property (marked C-2) which is proposed for rezoning on the southwest corner of East Aurora-Chamberlin roads. Cornerstone Business Park is shown in gray across Chamberlin Road.

Two parcels of land in Twinsburg will remain at their current zoning after voters voted against rezoning requests for the properties to pave the way for new housing developments.

Issue 3 asked for the rezoning of 12.3 acres at 1816 E. Aurora Road from its current commercial (C-2) to R-5 single family cluster district zoning. Issue 4 sought the rezoning of 13.3 acres on Ravenna Road. Currently zoned industrial (I-2), the issue would have changed the parcel to R-5 single family cluster district zoning.

Both properties are owned by Hillview Company.

There were 978 votes, or 34.97% of the voters, cast ballots for Issue 3, and 1,819 votes, or 65.03% of the voters, cast ballots against, according to the final but unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections.

Numbers were similar for Issue 4, with 1,030 votes, or 36.97% of the voters casting ballots for the rezoning, and 1,774 votes, or 63.27% of the voters casting ballots against.

This map shows the property (light blue mark I-2)) which is proposed for rezoning south and west of the East Aurora-Ravenna roads intersection. Canon Road is in the upper right.

Rob Benjamin, vice president and director of real estate for Heritage Development and the spokesperson for Hillview Company, said in a previous interview that if the rezoning issues would have passed, the company had planned to put in single-family cluster housing developments.

Benjamin said he was "disappointed with the results of the election last night."

"Our company will soon discuss our next steps for both parcels of land," he said.

Results are expected to be certified by the Summit County Board of Elections May 25.

Reporter April Helms can be reached at ahelms@thebeaconjournal.com