When Solon voters decided to rezone the Solar Center in 2009 so the outdated shopping plaza could be developed, a key piece was an undeveloped 2.5 acre parcel along Aurora Road.
So the shopping plaza, and that parcel, were rezoned to a commercial district.
But now, with , that parcel is no longer important to the development efforts, but is still zoned commercially. Now Solon planners want to explore converting the parcel back to office zoning.
So this week the Solon City Council imposed a nine-month development moratorium on the land. The matter was referred to the plannig commission and the citizens master plan committee for their input.
Planning Director Rob Frankland said converting the land back to office zoning would be a better transition from the shopping plaza to the residential area just to the east, the Carrington Court senior apartments.
Solon Village will include a new , a and other businesses.