TWINSBURG – Two companies received final site approval from the planning commission on February 28 to erect buildings.
Mold Rite Plastics plans to erect a 33,100 square foot addition to its Highland Road plant to expand manufacturing. Pet Suites plans to build a 10,930 square foot facility that would provide pet sitting and grooming services at 8275 Darrow Road.
A panel-approved batch consolidation and split has been filed for registration with Summit County for the addition of Mold Rite. It combines four plots into two. The proposed building and site improvements will be contained on a single parcel.
The site is located within an I-3 heavy industrial zoning district, which accommodates light and heavy industrial uses including warehousing, manufacturing and processing. Current and proposed uses conform to district standards.
The parcel is surrounded by industrial zoned properties to the east, west and south, while Crown Hill Cemetery is located to the north, adjacent to Highland Road.
The proposed addition will be located behind and to the south of the existing 55,596 square foot building and will not alter the front setback. Side yard and rear yard setbacks shall be in accordance with the regulations of that district.
Planners have been advised of the addition and the existing building will be within the maximum 40% lot cover at 34.3% on the 5.92 acre lot. A height of 28 feet is planned for the addition, which is less than the maximum of 45 feet allowed.
With the planned addition of 25 employees per shift, 70 parking spaces are required, of which 69 are currently on site. Three of the seats must be reserved for people with reduced mobility.
The Pet Suites property spans 1 hectare between East Enterprise Parkway and Pinnacle Parkway. The site will be accessible from Darrow Road at Mosswood Lane, which is a private road.
A resolution was passed by City Council on February 8 affirming the planning committee’s decision that a “kennel” is a use similar to veterinary clinics and permitted uses in the I-2 Industrial District where the property is located.
The Pet Suites building will cover 8.3% of the property, where the maximum building coverage is 40%. The building and parking lot will comply with all setback requirements.
With 10 to 15 full-time employees planned, the proposed 27 parking spaces comply with zoning regulations, as do the lighting and landscaping plans for the 1,088-square-foot indoor parking area.
The committee’s final action was a positive recommendation to City Council to grant a conditional use permit for outdoor construction equipment storage at Rudd Equipment on East Enterprise Parkway. The land measures 3.5 acres.
Rudd Equipment is involved in the sale and service of mining and construction equipment and has sales outlets in several states. Council will likely consider issuing the permit at its March 8 meeting.
The proposed storage area is largely screened from view by the building and wooded areas to the north, south and east. Outdoor storage is proposed approximately 200 feet from the side lot line and approximately 400 feet from the memory care facility located on Sussex Boulevard.
Properties on the street are zoned I-2 Limited Industrial, which allows for the sale and rental of automobiles, trucks and farm implements, maintenance and storage of new and used equipment.
Outdoor storage is permitted by conditional use in all industrial districts, but materials and equipment not under cover of structures are not permitted unless authorized by a conditional use permit .
The company plans to provide 14 parking spaces on the side of the building, 18 along the rear property line and 26 along the western property for a total of 58. Two ADA spaces exist and one will need to be added.
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