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City Council Considers Neptune Drive Subdivision Plans Tonight

Developer Randy Kertesz plans to build a 13-home subdivision at the corner of Neptune Drive and Miles Road.

Solon City Council will vote tonight on whether to approve a 13-home subdivision at the corner of Neptune Drive and Miles Road.

Developer Randy Kertesz, who also built the nearby Shoppes of North Solon plaza, wants to build the homes on a 22-acre lot on the southwest corner of the intersection. The property includes two ponds known as Neptune Lake.

The Planning Commission signed off on the project last week. City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight at .

According to planning documents, the new subdivision would be accessed from a cul-de-sac off Neptune Drive where the road curves and turns into Woodall Road.

The plan needs the approval of city council, as well as permits from the Army Corps of Engineers regarding wetland impacts. The Solon Planning Commission began deliberating on the proposal Feb 28. The Public Works is always

But some neighbors are opposed to the development, arguing that the plan will damage the quality of life in their neighborhood, including concerns about flooding and destruction of wetlands.

Kertesz told the planning commission he has worked hard on a drainage and stormwater plan that will help improve flooding issues at the neighboring North Park Estates.

"We feel we will be doing a lot of work to lessen the burden they have today from the water that’s being discharged," Kertesz said. "I think we’ve tried to handle it the best we can we’ve gone above and beyond what we were originally asked by the engineering department."

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