July 1, 2016

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Brunswick City Council to talk selling land

BRUNSWICK — City Council will meet tonight in special session to start the process of selling some city property for a senior housing complex and hotel.

The council meeting will follow a 5 p.m. committee-of-the-whole meeting.

On the agenda is the first reading of an ordinance to allow the North Canton-based McKinley Development Company to buy a large parcel of city property for $1,825,000.

The property McKinley wants to buy is five acres at the end of Town Center Boulevard, south of Brunswick Lake.

The company is planning to build a hotel, apartment complex and assisted living center in three separate phases, said Pat Hanek, vice mayor and councilwoman, at large.

McKinley has developed other senior housing projects, including one in the Columbus area and another in Stow, in Summit County, Hanek said.

This project is the second senior housing project discussed by Council this year. A 54-unit affordable housing complex for adults older than 55 is planned for the corner of Southwick Boulevard and Pearl Road to start construction this year.

In other action planned for Monday’s meeting, Council is expected to approve spending $18,900 to pay search firm Management Partners to search for a new city manager to replace Jim Lukas, whose last day was Friday.

Brunswick Police Chief Carl DeForest will replace Lukas on an interim basis.

Council meetings are held at the municipal complex, 4095 Center Road.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.