Community Development Director Tom Jordan recently presented City Council with an update of Commercial and Industrial/Commercial development around the City. The following are the development projects:
Mexican food restaurant, Chipolte has proposed the redevelopment of the former Burger King site at 5702 Royalton Road. This will be an addition to the more than 225 locations in Ohio. “The site plan application was approved at the Planning Commission meeting on July 6, 2023. They are working quickly,” said Jordan.
The former New Gum Do site has been demolished and is now up for sale, although the demolition has not been completed. The building behind it has been cited for zoning violations.
“The former Carrie Cerino’s restaurant is currently vacant, and the owners are considering various development options. We have reminded them of their maintenance responsibilities,” said Jordan
The former Tonight Tonight property at 7375 Royalton Road has been on the market for several years. The building has been cited for maintenance issues for a long time. The building is in the process of being demolished, as of the writing of this article. The property, zoned Town Center District (TCD), is expected to be re-listed for sale.
The new owners of Mr. Divot’s have filed for a building permit for new construction of twenty new golf tees and a parking lot. They are also going to replace the golf ball nets in the back of the property. The nets, which are currently 50 feet tall, are expected to be replaced with nets that are 75 feet tall, according to Jordan. The permit is awaiting pickup, and they have already initiated some smaller improvements, including such things as land clearance and batting cage replacement.
Morel Landscaping is currently constructing a 9,000-square-foot office/warehouse building at 12024 York Road. Morel Landscaping designs, builds, and maintains landscapes featuring stone paver patios, modern outdoor kitchens, and pools. The building department is awaiting revised building plans.
Lozinak & Sons, General contractor, Cement and Waterproofing Service, is constructing a 5,000-square-foot accessory building at 10769 Royalton Road. The family-owned company has been in business for more than 20 years, specializing in residential and commercial construction. “The building has been enclosed, with site work still in progress,” reported Jordan.
Pittsburg-based Fazio Mechanical has purchased a property at 13821 Progress Parkway. Fazio was founded in 1988 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a full-service mechanical contracting company specializing in the design engineering, store planning, installation, and service of commercial and industrial refrigeration and HVAC systems. They will be renovating the 20,700-square-foot building. “The company has moved in and initiated a small interior renovation. Construction is ongoing, with inspections taking place,” said Jordan.

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