Citizens voice concerns over proposed development

Several citizens voiced concerns over a proposed housing development on the city’s east side. Andy Clarridge, representing LeVan’s Investments, gave a presentation to the city council that touched on plans for a proposed housing development on Ludlow Road. The proposed development would be funded entirely by private funding and would not seek government funds for any part of the project.

The development would require a 70.013-acre tract of land south of Bellefontaine Middle School bordered by Ludlow Road and Township Road 181 to be annexed into the city. According to Clarridge, the development would consist of single-family homes, patio homes, and multi-family residences. LeVan’s Investments is seeking an R-3 Multi-Family Residence designation for the tract.

Several residents spoke against not the development per se, but the other consequences that development would bring, namely increased traffic flow and flooding issues. The residents wanted reassurance from the council that these matters would be addressed and any potential trouble spots be taken care of.

City Engineer Jim Bischoff addressed some of the residents’ concerns, stating that his office would be working closely with the developers and the Logan County Engineer to address flooding issues that may arise. He also said that traffic flow patterns would be investigated.

The tract’s annexation was given its first reading during the city council meeting held after the public hearing. During that meeting, City Law Director Josh Stolly recapped the process of the annexation request, reminding those present that this has been a thorough process and there was still more work to be done. Once the acreage is annexed into the city, the work can begin in earnest.

  1. Beth
    March 15, 2023 at 7:02 am

    No we do not need them.

  2. reply to Beth
    reply to Beth
    March 15, 2023 at 9:14 am

    who is ‘we’? who is ‘them’? please comment logically.

    • anonymous
      March 15, 2023 at 1:04 pm

      She’s related to Goslee so,

  3. Roger
    March 15, 2023 at 10:07 am

    Bellefontaine desperately needs additional housing. I agree with the residents’ valid concerns about flooding and traffic. Here’s hoping the project is approved and very closely monitored.

    • Legend
      March 15, 2023 at 10:37 am

      Bellefontaine need additional AFFORDABLE housing. Not everyone works at honda.

      • Tom
        March 15, 2023 at 11:11 am

        @ Legend….get a better job. There are PLENTY available.

        • Roger
          March 15, 2023 at 12:22 pm

          Tom – That’s classist behavior. Also, if everyone “got a better job”, I’m willing to bet you’d be the first one to complain that McDonalds and Burger King are closed all the time because of lack of staff.

        • Joshua Lee
          Joshua Lee
          March 15, 2023 at 8:47 pm

          I have a better job, however that still means I cannot afford a home after accounting for my current costs of living.

  4. there, I said it
    there, I said it
    March 15, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    Yay, more low income housing to attract more low income residents! And they wonder why we can’t be more like Marysville…

    • Lynn
      March 16, 2023 at 2:47 am

      Lmfao. If you love Marysville so much, why are you living here?

    • I'm the problem
      I'm the problem
      March 17, 2023 at 5:50 pm

      Believe me u don’t want Bellefontaine to be like marysville. Marysville is building housing developments, and growing the city before looking at the big issues. The roads are not designed for the amount of traffic it is getting, which is causing accidents every day, and there is not enough stores to handle the amount of people , which is leading 75%+ of residents to shop in Dublin and Columbus.

  5. Carolyn smith
    Carolyn smith
    March 15, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    The housing and patio hones would be ok but we don’t need multi family complexes in this area. Belle contains has quite a few of these now

  6. Filmore Bootcheaks
    Filmore Bootcheaks
    March 15, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    The housing cost is insane anymore 225k for a condo so close to the next one you can spit on each other. Also banks don’t like to loan ppl money hardly anymore without a massive down-payment alot of people don’t have.

    • A lot
      A lot
      March 15, 2023 at 4:56 pm

      FYI Filmore, there is no such word as “alot.”

      • Ed
        March 16, 2023 at 11:49 pm

        How did you select that from the cornucopia of errors? Btw you probably won’t like the comment below either.

  7. terry
    March 15, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Citizen concerned as usual city will do what ever they want have no say elected officials or tyrants make Shure epa called to test sight etc .got a city park that’s 10 miles from town why for elites

  8. Lake Twp Resident
    Lake Twp Resident
    March 15, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    It looks like LeVan is filling a need for the city. I would like to see a nice new neighborhood that attracts middle income households. Is it just me, or does Bellefontaine’s law director look like a talking p****?

  9. Sunshine
    March 16, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Question 1. is it more low income housing based on income.2. Make them put restriction on how many aces the house has to be in perry township there requires are 5 acres to build a house on.

  10. Tom is lying
    Tom is lying
    March 17, 2023 at 6:56 am

    Dude, I know where you pretend to “work” bro.

    This guy doesn’t even have a job. He sits on his rear all day. Lil tommy hasn’t worked for years now.


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