4th addition expected to have 18 single-family homes
The Medina City Council, Tuesday, April 15, approved the final plat for the fourth addition of the Enclave at Brockton housing development, located on Brockton Lane, south of Hamel Legion Park. The council also approved the development agreement with the developer, US Homes.
At the meeting councilors also took up other business, including a review of a concept plan for a detached town home development proposed for the north and western edge of the Medina Golf and Country Club (see separate story in this newspaper). Here are some meeting highlights.
ENCLAVE AT BROCKTON
Medina Planner Dusty Finke described the proposed fourth addition to the Enclave at Brockton and how it would fit into the overall development. The preliminary plat for the entire development got City Council approval in July 2012. It showed 95 single-family homes and 23 detached townhomes in a planned unit development. Since then, homes have been built in three phases and people have been moving in. The third phase received final plat approval in May 2013.
The final plat for the fourth addition shows 18 single-family lots on the eastern edge of the overall development just south of the northeast corner. Lots would be 75 feet wide. Access would be from Brockton Lane via Basswood Road. The plat also shows two existing rural homes to the south. The plat cuts off access from Brockton Lane via Navajo Road East, a private road. The rural homes would be accessed from a new Cypress Circle South.
One condition of the final plat is that no lawn or irrigation systems can be connected to Medina’s water system. Homeowners will use water piped from stormwater ponds. However, US Homes, Lennar and Medina came up with a backup plan to supplement pond water, if needed. The final plat deeds an out-lot to Medina to use for future well No. 8, a pump house and water supply lines. Lennar would buy from the city untreated water originating from the well. The water would go into the stormwater pond system and not into the city water system.
Public Works Director Steve Scherer said he would bring cost estimates for the well No. 8 project to the May 6 City Council meeting.
CITY HALL RENOVATIONS
Late last fall the Medina Police and Public Works departments moved out of Medina City Hall and headed for more spacious quarters in a renovated warehouse at 600 Clydesdale Trail. Now Medina has a chance to shift the Administrative, Planning and Finance departments into larger spaces in City Hall.
City Administrator Scott Johnson said the city would need technical assistance with space planning, drawing up plans and coordination of bids and construction. He asked the council for authority to execute a contract with Martin Woody Architects at a cost of $7,500. The council approved his request.
The proposed project involves an interior renovation of the city hall basement to house the Planning and Building Department. Some of the features would be men’s and women’s bathrooms accessible to both levels of the building, a transaction counter, conference room, offices and workstations.
Prior the meeting, Johnson said renovation of the upper floor would come later. The Finance Department would be moved into the area previously occupied by the Planning and Public Works departments and security measures would be installed. The City Council chambers would stay the same.
The City Council also:
RECOGNIZED Police Officer Tom Gregory for 10 years of service to the city. Police Chief Ed Belland said he has a file full of letters from citizens to Gregory thanking him for his assistance. Mayor Liz Weir said his service has been “at times heroic.”
DIRECTED city staff to move forward with designing improvements to Tower Drive. Medina soon will learn whether it will receive a grant for stormwater improvements. Construction is expected to begin in 2015.
APPROVED Fred Hartray’s request to combine two lots at 4035 Apache Drive, so that he can deal with a failing septic system.
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