Ohio board votes against zoning proposal for dental office

The Bath Township (Ohio) Board of Trustees recently voted against a zoning proposal that would have allowed for a dental office to begin construction, ScripType Publishing reported Oct. 30.

Timothy Pristas, DDS, of Community Roots Family & Implant Dentistry, applied for a zoning change in January 2021 that would allow a residential property to be turned into a commercial property for the new dental office. The Summit County Planning Commission recommended that the township approve the request, but the Bath Zoning Commission recommended that the township's Board of Trustees deny the request. The public was also allowed to weigh in on the proposal through hearings and letter submissions. 

The township reportedly received 66 letters against the change and eight letters in favor. The board voted unanimously to deny the request. Trustees cited several reasons for the denial, including wanting to keep the area rural and concerns about increased traffic.

Copyright © 2024 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.