MOUNT VERNON — Members of the Regional Planning Commission approved rezoning two parcels of land from agricultural to residential at their meeting Thursday night. The RPC's Land Use Committee recommended accepting the rezoning requests.
The recommendations will go to their respective township zoning commissions for a public hearing. The township trustees have the final say on the rezoning.
Owner Joe Curry requested a one-acre parcel at 12735 Pleasant Valley Road in Clinton Township be rezoned from RRA (rural residential and agriculture) to R-2 (single- and two-family residential). He plans to build a residential duplex on the parcel.
Each rental unit will have two bedrooms and one bath. A sanitary sewer line owned by Clinton Township and maintained by the City of Mount Vernon will serve the duplex. A well, which Curry will be responsible for maintaining, will provide the water.
Curry owns other rental properties, including the Mount Vernon properties 708 W. Gambier St., 711 ½ E. Chestnut St., and 708 Leroy St.
The second parcel is 10.57 acres on Armentrout Road in Berlin Township. Owners Carson Erick and Jack Erick of Sunbury are requesting a change to R-2, rural residential, to accommodate the construction of five single-family homes of various sizes. Private water and septic will serve each home.
The Land Use Committee and RPC tabled action on the proposed Mount Olive Farms subdivision in Hilliar Township pending receipt of additional information. Owners Todd and Sondra Swetland want to build single-family homes on 85 acres at the intersection of Updike Road and Ohio Route 314 (Johnsville Road).