The Chagrin Valley Times has this informative take on the same Road & Safety Committee meeting Pepper Pike City Council had last week that was highlighted in the Chagrin Solon Sun item I posted here earlier today.
Again, the prime issues revolve around:
-what to do with partially developed land,
-for which the developer has a builder, but
-for which, in this economy, so little is certain, and
-Pepper Pike residents, who've already invested in a particular vision at a much higher investment than would be the norm in the developer's amended plan, are not supportive in the least of the proposed changes and
-the expectation that the increased number of much less expensive units (originally plan has units range from $360,000 to $450,000, amended plan's range is $220,000 to $300,000, with the same minimum square footage size being maintained) sounds dubious (which is why I've pressed for market data, as noted in the CVT piece, which is what is holding up Sterling Lakes' presentation at this point, as we wait for them to get that information for us),
-and seems out of joint with everything that the development is supposed to be, was projected to be and that fits in with the City's vision of what it wanted, and the residents wanted, for this property.
"Difficult decision" doesn't seem to cut it at all.