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Medical Office Building to be added to Summa Health System emergency facility on Massillon Road

By George W. Davis correspondent

GREEN: Summa Health System is moving forward with plans for a $4.5 million Summa Green Medical Office Building to be attached to its emergency facility off Massillon Road.

The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously this week to give the proposed one-story, 21,182-square-foot office facility on the 25-acre Summa Health System campus a favorable recommendation for City Council approval.

Summa officials indicated ground-breaking is anticipated for late November, with completion by next October at 1825 Franks Parkway, within the Heritage Crossings of Green planned development, just north of Graybill Road and east of Boettler Road.

The medical facility would be situated to the southwest of the emergency department.

The two structures would be connected via a corridor and gallery area, according to architect Dan Herstine of Hasenstab Architects of Akron.
The commission agreed with the city’s Planning Department that exterior lighting should be 25 feet high for consistency with the existing 25-foot poles previously approved.

The commission also granted a favorable recommendation to council for the final plat of the 36.24-acre Campo D’Amore complex in the former Pine Valley Lake Park planned development off South Arlington Road.

The owner said three family homes are to be built on the property, and agreed that variances will be required from the Board of Zoning Appeals for use of on-site well and septic systems.

A variance also is required for a proposed chip and seal private drive off South Arlington. A gravel driveway exists, but the owner said he plans to upgrade the roadway within a year after the third home is built.

Planners recommended against the use of “Pine” in the street name due to its common use in the city.

Greensburg Park Self Storage on Greensburg Road was granted an additional three-year extension for outdoor storage on the seven-acre property with 75 spaces for cars and small recreational vehicles and boats.

The request for outdoor storage was made in an attempt to generate income to erect two buildings, which would then provide permanent indoor storage.

James Adams, owner of a vacant 8.54-acre lot on the south side of Neptune Drive and extends south to a stub of Fireside Drive, was given a favorable recommendation for council approval of a replat of the lot, which would include splitting the acreage into two parcels.

Adams said a single-family home is planned on the proposed 7.28-acre parcel and wishes to create direct access from Fireside Drive. The remaining 1.26 acres would be put up for sale.

The owner of The Sanctuary at Stoney Creek was given approval of a revised preliminary plan for 14 lots on 9.76 aces on the west end of Stoney Pointe Drive.

The proposed subdivision is not part of Stoney Creek Estates, planners noted in recommending the approval.