Amid a great deal of controversy, the Architectural Review Board met on Monday, February 28 to review the set of 33 proposed house plans with 135 front elevations submitted by Fischer Homes for the Renaissance Development along with their variance request from certain architectural standards. There have been citizens weighing in on both sides regarding granting variances for design standards in the Renaissance District. There are also other builders who have worked under the current design standards interested in the outcome of the decision.
After much discussion, the matter was tabled until Wednesday, March 30 in order to clarify the proposal and document additional commitments for added features by Fischer Homes. At the Wednesday meeting the ARB voted to accept the set of house plans with variances to the design standards based on commitments by Fischer Homes to exceed the standards with respect to other requirements. This recommendation will be forwarded to the Planning Commission for consideration at their March 9 meeting.
Also to be considered at the March 9 Planning Commission meeting will be proposals for a restaurant at 401 N. Verity Pkwy., a thrift store at 555 N. Verity Pkwy., and a solvent processing operation at 2908 Cincinnati Dayton Rd. These three proposals and the Renaissance proposal will be public hearings and interested parties are welcome to express opinions to the Planning Commission.