The Oberlin Review

Carnegie Management and Development Corporation’s initial plans for the proposed shopping center located at the intersection of Ohio State Route 58 and U.S. Route 20

Shopping Center Plans Raise Concern at City Council Hearing

November 1, 2019

Plans are in motion to develop a 28-acre shopping center at the intersection of Ohio State Route 58 and U.S. Route 20 in Oberlin. The proposition was met with resistance from community members at a City Council hearing on Oct. 21. The property belongs to Oberlin Fire Chief Robert Hanmer, who intends to sell it to Carnegie Management and Development Corporation if the plans are approved. Carnegie Management expects to spend $10–15 million on construction, and predicts that the development could brin...

Food Truck Debate Ongoing, City Council Divided

Mark Chesler, Local resident

March 6, 2015

Prepared remarks delivered at Feb. 2, 2015 Oberlin City Council and Feb. 4, 2015 Oberlin Planning Commission meetings. To the Editors: On Oct. 22, 2014, and Nov. 5, 2014, an obstinate Oberlin Planning Commission tabled adoption of the draft mobile food truck vehicle regulations prepared by the city of Oberlin’s professional planning staff. Lacking a scintilla of supporting empirical evidence or comparative data, Oberlin Planning Commission member Bryan Stubbs asserted the proposed nominal $500 annual food truck vehicle permit fee would pose an insuperable obstacle to prospective entrepreneurs. An explanatory covering memo from Oberlin Planning Director Gary Boyle, attached to the draft mobile food truck vehicl...

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