GetGo Project Gets Finishing Touches Before Vote
A few landscaping details remain, but vote should be a go
All that’s left is next Tuesday’s vote.
The Shoppes at Brainard Crossing/GetGo project had its final checkup before Highland Heights City Council at a council-of-the-whole meeting on Tuesday night.
Council will vote next Tuesday to place the project on the November ballot as it double-checked and re-checked the measure’s language for clarity before presenting it to the city’s residents.
Lance Osborne of the Osborne Capital Group came prepared, clutching a stack of exhibits under his arm with help from a pair of associates, but he didn’t have to display them for long. Most of the “I’s” and “T’s” had been dotted and/or crossed in the week leading up to the meeting.
The Highland Heights Police and Fire Departments had given their blessing on the project’s signage and roadway entrances leading up to the meeting. All that’s left are a few minor landscaping details with trees and plant species which both parties feel won’t be a problem before next Tuesday’s vote.
Osborne said if all goes well and the voters approve of the project, there will be a pair of public meetings and construction is expected to begin in early 2013 and finish in the fall of 2013.
“Things went well. Council’s happy with our plans,” Osborne said. “I think the residents will be happy with our plans.”
Murphy said she’s glad to see the whole project come together and on schedule.
“I’m very pleased with the results of our collaboration,” Murphy said. “I think we’ve all worked very diligently to try and come up with the very best proposal that we can for the voters to make the ultimate decision.”
The ballot issue must be submitted to the board of elections by Aug. 6.