Resident proposes 4-house subdivision in rural residential district of North Royalton


NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – A resident of North Royalton has proposed to build a four the west side of Ridge Road just north of Boston Road.

Shawn Inks would build the homes on a vacant 14.6-acre lot that is narrow in the front and wide in the back. A private driveway off Ridge would lead to the sublots at the rear of the site and end in a cul-de-sac.

On September 8, the North Royalton Planning Commission gave preliminary approval to the subdivision, but requested additional information from the developer regarding environmental impact and stormwater management. The inks were due to return with this data in December.

“We want to see what their stormwater management plan looks like,” said Mayor Larry Antoskiewicz “They have work to do. “

Inks did not return calls before the deadline regarding his development experience, the size of the individual lots, if he will keep part of the land as green space and when he would like to start construction.

According to the Cuyahoga County Tax Office website, Inks purchased the 14.6 acres in November 2020. The land is in the city. rural residential area, where the goal is to minimize environmental disturbance and visual impact and preserve steep slopes, floodplains, streams and wetlands.

Only detached single-family homes are permitted in rural residential neighborhoods, although conditional uses – which require special city approval – may include horse farms, guesthouses, plant breeding sites, centers sports and private recreation and government buildings.

However, the city code states that rural residential zoning requirements do not apply to minor subdivisions of five or fewer sub-lots.

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