Two zoning issues are slated to be on the spring ballot for Solon voters following action by City Council last week.

Council approved submitting to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections for the March 17, 2020, ballot an ordinance that would create a new Multi-Family Residential- Special Needs zoning district and another to expand the restaurant uses in the C-2, restricted commercial, and C-6, General Commercial zoning districts.

Both of these matters went through the three-reading process and public hearings by both the Planning Commission and City Council.

The R-3-C Multi Family Residential Special Needs Zoning would be the first of its kind in Solon be implemented on property located at the southwest corner of Aurora Road and Portz Parkway, where Solon Community Living is planned to be built.

The $3 million project is targeted for a 4-acre parcel and is proposed to include 10-12 high- quality, two bedroom units with a minimum of one trained staff onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The project will be in the area of the Solon Community Center, the Solon Library and Community Park, among other amenities, allowing the residents easy access to them.

The zoning was based on the request of Ara and Leslie Bagdasarian, who have two adult children with special needs, for this type of sustainable housing for their family and others in the community.

Mr. Bagdasarian thanked City Council members and officials for their support, calling the rezoning “groundbreaking” for Solon.

Mayor Edward H. Kraus said this type of zoning is a “unique opportunity to move the city forward.”

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SOURCE: Sue Reid, Solon Times