Monday, November 26, 2012
The business at 4044 Fishcreek Rd. wants to move down the street to a location that has more space.
Discount Drug Mart plans to continue to save you the run around in Stow — but in a new location soon. The store is waiting for the final go-ahead from council, but it wants to leave the space at 4044 Fishcreek Rd. and build a new store at 3956 Fishcreek Rd. Planning Director Rob Kurtz said the space will be 27,000-square-feet and will have a brick exterior. The new location allows for 111 parking spaces and there will be a more accessible drive-thru lane. Several weeks ago, the planning commission OK'd the plans. David Howe, the architect for building, said Drug Mart wants to move for two reasons: more space and more recognition. "The present building is smaller than what they'd like. Plus, they feel the recognition from the people on…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The company's attorney said the request will be brought up again at another meeting.
Updated at 4:47 p.m.: Marhofer's request for conditional zoning for redevelopment was indeed removed from tonight's agenda, but it will be back in front of the planning commission again soon. The company's attorney on this matter, John Slagter, said in a voicemail that the request was made by him and not his client. "Unfortunately because of my schedule, I ran into a conflict and it has taken up most of my day," he said. "I sent in the request for this to be continued. Again, this was requested by me, not my client. I will be presenting the request again." ------------------------------------------- A request for conditional use as part of Marhofer's redevelopment plan was removed Tuesday afternoon from the Oct. 9 planning commission …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
"The large fence that Mr. Marhofer would like to erect would be less than 100-feet away from my property line," said Allyson C. Burley.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
My husband and I recently purchased our home in Stow after living in nearby apartments for several years. The moment I walked into our home on Thorndale Avenue, I knew this was the place we were going to raise our future children. We are close to our family, work and just down the street from a great elementary school. We were ecstatic when we were able to move into our first home in April but our dreams quickly took a turn. Less than a month after we were settled, we were notified that a large portion of the neighborhood we had just sunk our entire savings into was going to be demolished for a parking lot. The large fence that Mr. Marhofer would like to erect would be less than 100-feet away from my property line. Instead of looking out …
Friday, June 29, 2012
An overlay district that allows for mixed-use development could mean big business news for the mostly empty plaza. What do you think?
The planning commission discussed turning the mostly empty Stow-Kent Shopping Plaza into an overlay district with flexible zoning to encourage development of the area with several empty stores. An overlay district would allow for mixed-use tenants — both retail and residential (for those who are 55 and older). The goal is to provide a district that is both sustainable and compatible with the adjacent properties, according to Stow's Planning Director Rob Kurtz. He said the redevelopment of Stow's vacant commercial areas is in general a concern of the planning commission and the general public. The public was very vocal on a Visions for Vacancies Stow Patch story in February where more than 120 people left comments about the plaza and …