Many months of intensive planning by the City of Independence, with planning NEXT’s assistance, have culminated in the approval of Area Plans for five non-residential areas within the community. Building upon this success, the City has announced that it will partner with Cleveland-based Fairmont Properties to develop city-owned property in downtown Independence and a 33 acre site in the Northwest Quadrant of Rockside Road. In accordance with the Area Plans, the initial scope of the development planning will concentrate on adding new and exciting for-sale residential choices to the downtown Independence market, providing innovative housing options that do not currently exist in the area for young professionals, empty nesters and downsizers. A complementary neighborhood retail component is also included. It is anticipated that the initial phases of development will be completed in 2017.
Read more about the City’s partnership with Fairmont Properties here.