OCC Letter Regarding Proposed Crossroads Annex Development

12/06/2017 10:30 PM | Evan Nolan

                                                                                                December 6, 2017

Katherine Keough-Jurs

Supervising City Planner

Department of City Planning


Robert Martin

Supervisor – Plans Examination

Department of Building & Inspections


Matthew Shad

Zoning Administrator

Department of Building & Inspections



                Re:         Morelia Group Proposal for Crossroads Annex Lot


Ladies and Gentlemen,


At last night’s Oakley Community Council (OCC) meeting, Chris Hildebrandt presented a proposed development for the Crossroads Church Annex site located at 3450 Madison Road.  The proposal included (i) a day care facility with capacity for up to 250 children and 50 employees and (ii) retail spec building planned with two drive-throughs.  We understand that the current plans may be permitted under the current zoning designation for this property.  Nevertheless, numerous members of the OCC Board expressed concern that this property is, or should be, included in Oakley’s Urban Overlay District.

A motion was made to request from Cincinnati City Council approval of a 90-day Interim Development Control Overlay District to apply Urban Overlay District requirements to the properties on Madison Road beginning with the northeast end of Oakley’s Urban Overlay District and extending northeast along Madison Road to the Kennedy Connector.  The motion received 4 votes in favor, 6 opposed and 1 abstention, so the motion failed.

A second motion was made to provide the relevant City of Cincinnati departments with a letter of no objection regarding the retail building subject to compliance to the Urban Overlay District requirements.  The motion passed with 7 votes in favor, 2 opposed, and 2 abstentions. 

By this letter, the OCC Board hereby states no objection to the proposed development of the spec retail building on the Crossroads Church Annex lot, only so long as the development is in compliance with the requirements of an Urban Overlay District, namely, that the building and improvements front the property facing Madison Road and do not contain any drive-throughs.

No motion was made regarding the proposed child care facility.

Thank you for your time and consideration. 


Best regards,

Evan Nolan

Vice President

Oakley Community Council

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