TIPPECANOE WOODS Developer permitted to create villa zone

The plans includes both single-family and paired villas.
CANFIELD -- A township developer plans to construct 53 villa homes off Tippecanoe Road.
The township zoning commission unanimously recommended approval Thursday of a zone change on 16 acres south of Fawn Drive to allow a planned unit development. The zoning had been for single family homes.
Randy D. Walter, president of RDW Co., the developer, said the plan is part of Tippecanoe Woods, a development of 101 single-family lots.
The development will include seven single-family villas and 23 paired villas.
The styles and colors will vary, Walter said. The cost will range from $150,000 to $350,000 and units will be available with and without basements.
Residents of the entire development of single family homes and villas will be able to use the pool and clubhouse that are part of the plan.
The design of the clubhouse, which was gutted and renovated, and its landscaping received awards from the Mahoning Valley Home Builders Association, Walter said.
Walter said the plan will incorporate lots of green space with 30 to 35 feet between single villas.
Dave Morrison, township zoning inspector, said notices of the zone change request were sent to 31 contiguous property owners. No one at the sparsely-attended hearing Thursday spoke against the change.
The Mahoning County Planning Commission recommended approval of the change at a meeting last month.
The request still must go through township trustees, but trustees can only overturn the recommendations of the county and township zoning commissions by a unanimous vote.

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