The Strongsville planning commission gave the “Royalton Collection” development plan conditional approval at the 7/12 meeting.
The developer submitted detailed plans, including water management. The water plans will redirect the property’s storm sewers to the existing detention basin, and calls for an increase in basin volume to 124,980 cubic feet. Basin volume is currently 73,159 cubic feet. The improvement complies with current regulations and 100-year flood maps. Additionally, the mayor promised work on the Ledgewood culvert in 2019.
We’re awaiting clarification on the northeast parking lot extension, specifically, whether the hill at the end of Iyami Ct. will remain. The lighting plan calls for LED lights with a fairly narrow spread, and zero direct illumination at the property lines.
The primary buffer landscaping will be evergreen trees no less than 10 feet tall. The developer doesn’t plan to build any physical barriers in the buffer zone.
Currently, the only building proposed along the east side of the property is a Panera (with drive-thru), though the area closest to Royalton Rd. remains open to one additional building.