1. Do we want or need mixed-use in our bucolic community? The answer was NO and as a matter of fact IT WOULD HAVE HURT US!
2. Was the language in the proposed new zoning Chapter 1271 adequate to protect us? The answer was NO for the reasons documented below.
(A) George Smerigan, the City Planner, in his July 11, 2020 letter to City Council highlighted the inadequacy of
the language of Chapter 1271.
George said "the language is the key issue and the language is awkward and subject to varying
(B) Based on the City Planner's report Mayor Bain is quoted as saying in the Chagrin Valley Times July 23, 2020
article that "I cannot support this ballot initiative as it is written because the way it is written does not
adequately protect the City's interests."
(C) Even the developer, in his July 20, 2020 letter to City Council, had acknowledged that they needed
to "..tighten up the language in ways that will be satisfactory, not only to Council members but the residents
of the City."
(D) Thus, everyone was aware that this was being rushed to a public vote and was voted down by 83%.
Remember, Issue 34 was for 3 pieces of property (totaling about 72 acres) which included:
PP# 872-40-001Beech Brook (68 acres)--green space
PP# 872-40-003 New Directions (4 acres)
PP# 872-36-011: Parker/Passov (2 acres)
U-2 is Public Buildings: Public or private day schools, places of worship, libraries, club houses, community centers, City of Pepper Pike municipal facilities.
Please make a financial pledge to save this property from development.