A plat to establish a new road and dedicate additional right-of-way along Pemberville Road in Troy Township for public use has been approved by the Wood County Planning Commission.
The plat is part of a larger development plan that prepares the site for a proposed warehouse and distribution center for Home Depot Corp.
The new road created by the plat would be named Eastwood Drive. The site is along the west side of Pemberville Road on property owned by Troy-Dominion Energy about 3,300 feet south of Route 20, according to data compiled by the planning commission staff.
Garling Road is south of the parcel, which is zoned Business - Planned Unit Development.
“One of the items needed was a dedicated road to access the site with additional right-of-way needed along Pemberville Road. This plat meets this need,” the staff recommendation says.
The plat covers a road with 80 feet of right-of-way with an additional section of right-of-way being dedicated along Pemberville Road. About seven acres between the proposed Eastwood Drive and Pemberville Road are being dedicated.
Dave Steiner, director of the planning commission, said the recommendation will be forwarded to the county commissioners who would actually dedicate the right-of-way for the roads.
An enterprise zone agreement that establishes a property tax abatement package for Home Depot was approved in June.
Lake Twp. zoning change requested
The planning commission staff is also recommending approval of a zoning change request in Lake Township.
Michelle Scaggs is requesting the rezoning of five lots in the Noble Addition in the township from B-1 Neighborhood Business to B-3 Highway Business to accommodate a roofing and home improvement business.
The parcels are located near the intersections of Walbridge, Woodville, and Mathews roads.
“The end use is compatible with the existing uses in the area,” the recommendation says.
The recommendation will be forwarded to the township.