A real estate management and development company is still going forward with plans to develop a project in Boardman, despite the zoning committee voting not to recommend the project.
Al Bogna, leasing director with Carnegie Management, confirmed that the plans are to build a Meijer store. He said the company remains committed to the location off of US 224 and Lockwood Boulevard.
Tuesday, Boardman’s zoning committee voted to deny a recommendation to rezone four acres of land from residential to commercial for the project.
Some residents are against the proposal, saying there is too much traffic in the area.
Carnegie Management argued that available vacant properties in Boardman weren’t big enough.
Developers planned to buy approximately 38 acres now owned by Mercy Health, then build on 17 acres off of 224 and Lockwood and give the remaining 22 acres back to the township for conservation.
The Board of Trustees can still overturn the zoning committee’s recommendation, but it has to be unanimous.
Carnegie Management has a presentation planned Monday before the township’s Board of Trustees.