Middletown development plan gets final OK

MIDDLETOWN – Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved moving forward with the Village at Middletown plan.

The Village at Middletown is a development that will place 180 single family houses on the northern side of Reliance Road. The planning commission hosted a public hearing in early September and unanimously approved an amended proffer, as the original proposed for 225 units.

Councilman Scott Fink, the planning commission liason, said after the meeting that the project’s next step in the specific improvement plan could take an additional six to eight weeks.

“We’ve been moving pretty efficient with it, without delay,” he said.

In a citizen comment session before committee reports, town Zoning Administrator Fred Wharton voiced his support for the general improvement plan, which he noted had been a long time in the making. He also gave his support for John Copeland’s appointment to the planning commission.

Council approved appointing Copeland, with Carole Snyder Jones as the only member voting “no.”

Contact staff writer Rachel Mahoney at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rmahoney@nvdaily.com.