Loveland, Ohio – An application has been submitted on behalf of Joe Farruggia with Zicka Homes to re-zone property off North Second Street (St. Rt. 48) south of the Sentry Hill subdivision with the potential use to build a 28-unit condominium development.

A public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for this Wednesday, June 24 at  7:30 PM at City Hall. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposal.


Assistant City Manager Tom Smith told Loveland Magazine this morning that a “concept of what could go in the area”, subject to the approval of the rezoning, could be 28 single-family attached townhomes. “The item up for discussion this Wednesday is for the rezone only. To date, no application has been submitted for the development of this area,” said Smith.

City staff is recommending that the re-zoning be approved.

The applicant is requesting re-zoning the property from the current zoning of Residential – Medium Density (R-MD) to Residential – Multi-Family (R-MF).

The area consists of approximately 5.529 acres of undeveloped land.

In a memo to the Planning and Zoning Commission dated June 24, Assistant City Manager Tom Smith said in part:

It is the opinion of City staff that the proposed rezone would be consistent with the recommendations of the Downtown Strategic Plan, surrounding land uses, and poses very little significance in the disparity between the two zones in question. Therefore, City staff dos not believe that the integrity of the code, surrounding land uses, nor their density requirements will be jeopardized with regards to the applicant’s request for rezone.

Policy Options

Recommend the proposed recommendation to the City Council for approval, deny the proposed recommendation, or propose an alternative solution.


Staff recommends that the Planning and Zoning Commission make a favorable recommendation to the City Council for the approval of the applicant’s rezone request as stated in the applicant’s application.

You can see the entire proposal that the Commission will debate here: Blossom Hill Project