BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — Township trustees and the Medina County Park District are partnering to create walking trails on township-owned land at West Chase Drive and Center Road.
“When West Chase was built there was, like, 10-11 acres that the developer was going to donate to the schools,” Trustee John Witthuhn said at a special trustees meeting last week.
“The school district did not want the property. We took it,” Trustee Michael Esber added. “We took it, actually, last year.”
On Friday, trustees met with park district planner Hayley Bondi and township Zoning Inspector Evelyn Czyz about the proposed project.
Czyz said she is waiting to hear back from the Ohio Department of Transportation on whether an entrance off Center Road would be possible.
Residents have said they don’t want an entrance off West Chase due to traffic concerns in the neighborhood.
Trustees are eligible for a $100,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to help with project costs.
For the grant application, they will need a rough sketch from the park district of how the trails would be laid out.
Trustees also are considering building a township hall on the property, noting they have outgrown the hall at 1918 Pearl Road.
Residents who attended Friday’s meeting asked that the project include open space and possibly a playground for children.
Specific project costs and plans are still being worked out.