Centerville OKs next step for Cornerstone after long debate

The city of Centerville approved final development plans for Cornerstone’s Phase IV, but not before an hours-long debate over key issues pushed the discussion toward midnight Monday.

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Phase IV of Cornerstone includes the construction of a community park, a Home2 Suites Hotel, a multi-family residential facility and assisted living facility on 72 acres of land on the northern portion of the development.

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The approval did not come without issues, as the developer, Oberer Realty, did not agree with some of the conditions for approval set by the city’s planning commission.

Planning commission submitted 24 conditions to be included along with the approval of the plans. One condition included requiring the park construction begin before issuing building permits for adjacent properties.

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The developer asked council to consider allowing construction of the park to begin no later than 60 days after closing a purchase agreement for the multi-family development or the assisted living facility—whichever comes first.

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Council eventually agreed to alter the conditions to allow for park construction to begin within 60 days of the developer receiving a purchase agreement.

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