Monday, February 11, 2013
Solon voters would have to sign off on rezoning the property on Aurora Road before the expansion could happen.
Liberty Ford in Solon hopes to expand and modernize its car dealership, but will need approval first from the city's voters. Solon City Council plans to put a rezoning measure on the ballot in May that, if passed, would allow city council to rezone adjacent properties so the dealership to expand its showroom. The Solon Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the rezoning. At a recent city council meeting Chamber President Jim Kelvington said the rezoning would improve the aesthetics of that part of the city and perhaps improve the chances for new development in the area. But residents of the Solon Park Estates condominiums across the street from the dealership have said they oppose the rezoning because of increased noise and traffic in the area.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
In 2011, Nestle announced the company would be expanding its presence in Solon by building a new facility and adding jobs
Editor's Note: Between Dec. 27 and New Year's Eve, Solon Patch will count down the top five stories of 2011. We compiled this list in two ways: Feedback from our users and our own editorial judgment. Want to comment on our choices? Head down to the comments section! Top Stories of the Year, No. 5: Nestle Expansion You know it's big news when one of Solon's largest employers announces an expansion and a promise to add new jobs. In August, Nestle USA announced that it wanted to build a new research and design facility in Solon to expand its frozen food business. The new facility would add 40 to 60 new jobs, Nestle officials said. But the 18-acre parcel where the company wanted to build its facility was zoned residential, so the company …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Nestle is asking voters to pass Issue 95 this November
Residents at Thursday's Nestle open house had a mixed bag of emotions about plans to expand on a property off Cannon Road. The open house was the first of two scheduled before the Nov. 8 election. Nestle hopes to build a new research and development facility on property the company already owns. However, before anything can be built, the property must be rezoned from residential to industrial. Nestle officials were clear that Issue 95 will not add new taxes. The new facility will be approximately 120,000 to 150,000 square feet and have three stories, said spokeswoman Roz O'Hearn. It would add between 40 to 60 new jobs. "We're very excited," O'Hearn said. "It's an honor to take a small center and grow it so that it has global prominence. …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Land for the new research and development building on Nestle's Solon campus needs to be rezoned by vote in November before the facility can be built
Nestle officials told the Plain Dealer the new research and development building it's planning to build in Solon will create 40 to 60 jobs. But first the land for the facility, about 18 acres off Cannon Road, must be rezoned from residential to industrial. To accomplish that, Nestle officials are seeking to change the zoning by ballot. The company collected 1,500 signatures and submitted them to the city last week. If enough signatures are certified as authentic registered voters, the rezoning will be voted on Nov. 8. City officials have thrown their support behind the project. Ward 5 Councilwoman Nancy Meany, who represents the area in question, has said she looks forward to having discussions between residents and the company so they can…