Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Solon City Hall
The Solon Planning Commission will vote on a variance for the sign package of a major tenant at Solon Village. Developer Echo Solon has requested five wall signs, two ground signs and sign location variance for its yet-to-open location at the new building at Solon Village. The coffee shop was previously scheduled to open in October in the building with Menchies, GNC and other businesses. A new date has yet to be announced. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. after a 7 p.m. caucus at City Hall. The commission planned on reviewing a variance request from Menchies for a patio site plan, but that measure will be tabled, Planning Director Rob Frankland said. Aside from a few residential requests, the commission will also review applications from: …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The owners want to convert existing building space into three new storefronts just south of where Earth Fare will be located.
The owners of Solon Square on Aurora Road want to modify the plaza to create three new storefronts south of where grocery store Earth Fare plans to locate. The healthy grocery store plans to open where Stein Mart was located. The modifications, according to the planning department documents, seeks to create the new store spaces and better coordinate the design with the rest of the plaza. The Solon Planning Commission has been discussing the plan, which requires a number of variances and permits. The commission discussed it again on Oct. 9. Patch will have an update to this story soon. Besides changes to the plaza, the owners also seek to modify the parking lot to improve the flow of traffic. The changes are the latest in a big overhaul …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Solon Planning Commission signed off on a expansion and remodeling plan for the Marc's in Solon. The City Council will vote on the plan Sept. 4.
Marc's is a step closer to having a bigger and better looking store in Solon. The Solon Planning Commission passed plans for Marc's expansion on to the city council, which is expected to vote on a revised site plan and some variances for the project on Sept. 4. Marc's hopes to build a 4,400-square-foot addition onto the back of the store and also add on another 8,300 square feet by expanding into the Pet Supplies Plus location next door. Pet Supplies Plus plans to move to the under-development Solon Village at the corner of SOM Center and Aurora roads. The exterior renovations include facing the building -- both Marc's and storefronts to the south -- with a red brick to bring that part of the building into better symmetry with Sears on the…
The Solon Planning Commission denied VFW Post 1863's request for four new electronic gaming machines because they were deemed to be illegal.
VFW Post 1863 can't have four new electronic gaming machines at their hall because the machines in question are illegal. That forced the Solon Planning Commission on Tuesday to deny a request for the machines. The VFW had three "amusement devices" at their hall on Melbury Avenue, but wanted an additional four "electronic raffle machines" described by city officials as essentially bingo machines. The post actually had already acquired three of the machines without planning commission approval. City Prosecutor Lon Stolarsky explored the issue and determined that the machines are illegal because they are basically slot machines. He consulted with the Ohio Attorney General's office and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office as well. With that…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Marc's plans to improve and expand its store in Solon. A site plan will be viewed by the planning commission at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Solon Planning commission will discuss Marc's plans to improve and expand its store on SOM Center Road in Solon. The commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. Marc's hopes to build a 4,400-square-foot addition onto the back of the store and also add on another 8,300 square feet by expanding into the Pet Supplies Plus location next door. Pet Supplies Plus plans to move to the under-development Solon Village at the corner of SOM Center and Aurora roads. Plans call for refacing the Marc's building with thin brick and cast stone with accents. The architect plans to bring material samples to the planning meeting. No changes will be made to the Sears Grand store in the plaza. The improvement at Marc's will help blend the shopping …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A public service announcement: The Solon Planning Commission will meet on Thursday this week.
The Solon Planning Commission has rescheduled its meeting this week for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. The agenda includes:
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Residents write letter to city council opposing a 13-home subdivision proposed at the corner of Neptune Lane and Miles Road.
Residents near a proposed 13-home subdivision off Neptune Lane want the Solon City Council to stop the development. Developer Randy Kertesz is looking to develop a new subdivision at the corner of Miles Road and Neptune Drive in northwest Solon. The plan needs the approval of city council. 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 a pond known as Neptune Lake. But neighbors have been protesting the project since it was introduced to city committees earlier this month, saying the project will be a nuisance and could lead to flooding problems. City council members Vice Mayor Ed Kraus and …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Solon Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight to consider plans for a new restaurant in Solon.
The Solon Planning Commission will meet tonight to begin discussions about a new restaurant planning to open in Solon. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. The Burntwood Tavern is hoping to open where Max & Erma's used to be. But the restaurant will need a few variances before it can open. Also on the agenda is continuing discussions of a proposed subdivision at Neptune Drive. Some neighbors are opposing plans for the subdivision. Check out the PDF attached to this article for the complete agenda.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Solon Planning Commission attached a number of technical conditions on the project before passing it on to Solon City Council.
The Solon Planning Commission passed plans for a new Giant Eagle and redone Solar Shopping Center on to City Council despite acknowledging a number of details still had to be worked out. The project is under a time crunch because developer Echo Solon must receive city approval by April 12 as a condition to buy the shopping plaza from the current owner. Chairman William Mazur said the commission is giving the developer "an exception" for items that would normally be worked out with the planning commission because of the deadline. As a result, the commission attached a number of technical conditions that the developers must meet, including details pertaining to landscaping, pedestrian access, stormwater and signage. "I think we’ve done our …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Plans for a new Giant Eagle and rebuilt Solar Shopping Center would go to city council if the planning commission gives its blessing tonight.
The Solon Planning Commission is expected to vote tonight on plans for a redesigned Solar Shopping Center, including a new, free-standing Giant Eagle. The Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight at City Hall. The commission has been considering the project for the last month, going over traffic studies, landscape plans and considering a slew of variances developer Echo Solon needs before it can build. The Solar Shopping Center sits in the middle of town at the SOM Center and Aurora roads intersection. Echo Solon, a local arm of Echo Realty, wants to build a new, freestanding 92,000 square foot Giant Eagle and redesign the rest of the plaza. Solon officials are supporting the project, calling it the first major upgrade of a shopping …