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...

The water tower looms over the Laundramat on East Lorain Street. City Council voted to rezone both properties this week.

Residents Rally to Reverse City’s Zoning Approval

September 23, 2016

Thanks to a group of longtime city activists, Oberlin voters will decide the fate of O’Reilly Auto Parts’ Oberlin location next November. The nationwide chain applied to rezone the parcel, located on Route 58 next to O’Reilly’s rivals, Advance Auto Parts, last spring. It received approval from the Planning Commission at that time and from City Council on Aug. 15. But since Oberlin Citizens for Responsible Development submitted 405 signatures to the city government, well above the 259-signa...

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