In the midst of the rewriting of the zoning commission, Copley Township is in the process of developing an Architectural Review Board. According to Planning Director Matt Springer, the board is designed to enforce Copley’s zoning standards.
The deadline for applicants to submit their resumes was Nov. 1. Springer said he is still interviewing candidates.
A few of their responsibilities will include regulating signs, development for commercial projects and analyzing subdivisions as they are being built.
He said there will be 5 to 7 members, and each one will be a resident of Copley. He also said at least two will be licensed architects.
Springer said there was no particular incident that sparked a need for the board but said the township will see the benefits of having one in the future.
“You’re going to see a lot of projects that will have a better outcome in the end,” Springer said. “They will catch certain things that may have been overlooked otherwise.”