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Committee approves Windhaven plans



Published: Thu, August 11, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



The committee also approved an improvement to a flower shop.

By DAVID SKOLNICK

VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

YOUNGSTOWN -- The city's design review committee approved a plan by Windhaven House Inc. to make about $38,000 of exterior improvements to its three structures on Glenwood Avenue.

Windhaven, established in 1983, provides living facilities and a variety of services at two of its buildings on Glenwood to about 30 to 40 elderly and physically or mentally disabled adults. The other building is the home of a couple that manages the Windhaven facilities.

The company plans to replace 65 windows at its building at 1012 Glenwood, which also serves as its headquarters, said Mark E. Zidian, Windhaven's administrator and owner.

The company will make improvements to its properties including new signs, spoutings, exterior lights, siding, landscaping and painting, he said.

The work should be finished in October, Zidian said.

At a future time, Zidian said he wants to build a pavilion in the back of the three buildings.

The design review committee considers requests for exterior changes to structures in the city's downtown area and those elsewhere in Youngstown that receive grants through the city's economic development agency, said Bill D'Avignon, a committee member and the city's deputy director of planning. Windhaven will receive $10,000 from the city agency.

The committee also approved a request from Briel's Flowers on South Belle Vista Avenue to make exterior improvements of about $20,000 to its building and greenhouse.

The 81-year-old company wants to paint both structures, and seal around the greenhouse's windows to better retain heat.

The company would get about $8,000 from the city EDA for the work. The work should take a week to complete.

skolnick@vindy.com




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