HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — A developer and onetime Highland Heights resident presented to City Council Tuesday (Sept. 22) a plan to build as many as 44 homes on the Maypine Farms property.
Russell Berzin, now a Gates Mills resident who heads Franklyn Development Co., said he is interested in building on lots that would measure from 14,000-18,000 square feet homes that would sell in the range of $450,000-$500,00, with some perhaps costing $600,000. The proposed lot sizes are less than the three-quarters of an acre the city requires in that zoning area, meaning voters would have to approve of the change. The farm is zoned for single-family homes.
Mayor Chuck Brunello, Jr. who attended the City Council Committee-of-the-Whole meeting at which Berzin presented, said that the developer has not yet taken formal steps to proceed with the housing plan. “He’s getting the temperature of council right now,” Brunello