Saturday, October 26, 2002

School gets OK for athletic fields



The Cincinnati Enquirer

DEERFIELD TWP. - Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy has gotten the go-ahead to build a soccer field with 600-seat bleachers, three practice soccer fields and 1 practice football fields on Snider Road.

The township Board of Zoning Appeals agreed Thursday to grant a conditional-use permit once the board's attorney has written a resolution, planner Jenny Kaage said.

Several residents of the adjacent Simpson Creek Farms subdivision opposed the plan because of concerns about traffic and noise. However, 71 percent of nearby property owners who responded to a township survey had agreed athletic fields were a proper use of the 20-acre site, Ms. Kaage said.

Respondents also strongly favored a buffer of trees on the subdivision's side of a fence that will separate the homes and Cincinnnati Hills' property. Twenty-four of 65 owners completed the survey. A buffer will be required, Ms. Kaage said, and lights must be off by 10 p.m.

Cincinnati Hills is a private school in nearby Sycamore Township.




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