Troy Council to review rezoning of Halifax Villas

Developer seeks to move club house, rezone

TROY — Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall due to the President’s Day holiday.

A public hearing will be held on March 2 for those in favor or against the request to amend the Halifax Villas planned development changes. The changes include: relocate the club house from the northeast section to the southwest section; expand the boundary of the development by adding 8.015 acres to the southwest section to its 107 acres; and rezone 8.015 acre area from agricultural zoning to a residential planned development located north of Finsbury Lane with access off of Nottingham Road.

On the agenda are three easements related to recently completed street improvement projects, a partial release of the Sherwood Shopping Center mortgage liens to allow a property sale and amending the general plan for Halifax Villas to move the clubhouse location on the property.

The three easements include the North Market street reconstruction project that was complete in 2018. The Kirk Lane and Foss Way intersection signal was improved and the new signal and mast arms were placed outside of the city’s right-of-way due to its limited placement. The easement was signed with the three corner property owners and the city continues to work with Speedway America on its easement portion of the project.

The second easement was for the McKaig Road Reconstruction project and its roundabout. Easements have been made with the five property owners for permanent right-of-way easements.

Plans are in the works for a traffic signal at North Market and Troy-Urbana Road and an easement has been signed with the Staunton Grange.

In other news, council will review a recommendation with the Community Improvement Corp. to release mortgages for the sale of a portion of Sherwood Shopping Center to sell the former bank building on the property.

The council meeting will also have a presentation from the non-profit Clubhouse-Dreambuilders organization.

Developer seeks to move club house, rezone