The Concord Facts page is part of a communications program created to disseminate information to the public about the current projects and happenings in the Township. The page will be modified as new information becomes available, so check back often for updates.

Town Center Concept

A mixed-use Town Center concept is being discussed for seven Township-owned acres at the southwest corner of Auburn Road and Capital Parkway. The current zoning allows for a Town Center concept that could include a mixture of retail, personal services, restaurants, and offices, as well as a high-end residential component, including townhomes and loft units above commercial structures.

The links below provide facts about the concept with the goal of informing our residents and clarifying any misunderstandings that may exist about this type of development.

Auburn-Crile-SR 44 Road Improvements

The recent road improvements made within the SR 44 Corridor were the result of over 10 years of planning, review and analysis of existing road conditions, safety and operation, crash data, and traffic volumes based on current and future development. Township representatives, county and state agencies, as well as local citizens provided input on this analysis that resulted in the improvements and circulation patterns that exist today. The information below provides the history of these road improvements, as well as traffic studies, technical advisory committee meetings, a project cost summary, and related reports from partnering agencies.

Riverside School District Proposal/Permit Issue

The Riverside Local School District recently filed a Conditional Use Permit Application for a proposed elementary school that was reviewed by the Concord Township Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) at their September 13, 2017 meeting. After reviewing the application and presentation made by the school board representatives, as well as listening to the concerns of the residents in attendance, the BZA voted to deny the conditional use permit application. As a result of this decision, the Riverside School District Board of Education filed an appeal in the Lake County Court of Common Pleas on October 11, 2017. On March 7, 2018, Concord Township Trustees approved the settlement with Riverside School District Board of Education to resolve the appeal filed in the Lake County Court of Common Pleas. The agreement permits the school construction to proceed.

A Fact Sheet on Conditional Uses is provided below, as well as a letter prepared by the Concord Township Board of Trustees to the Riverside School Board immediately following the BZA’s decision. A media release was also prepared by the Trustees and submitted to the News Herald on October 13, 2017. To read the media statement, please follow the link below.


For specific questions please contact:

Andy Rose
Township Administrator
(440) 354-7513

Heather Freeman, AICP
Planning & Zoning Director/Zoning Inspector
(440) 354-7506