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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
A proposed youth baseball complex in Point Place isn't
sitting well with some neighbors.
An 11.5-acre site along the 4200 block of Suder Avenue is
owned by Washington Local Schools, and the district has a lease agreement with
the Trilby Youth Sports Foundation, which has submitted a request for a Special
Use Permit (SUP) to build a baseball complex there. The SUP request needs to be
approved by Toledo City Council for the plan to move forward.
Ray Elieff owns a five-acre family farm next door and has
lived there since 1935, and he's not happy about the plan. If approved, the
service drive for the complex would be located just a few feet away from his
"Once the ball diamonds are in, we'll have excessive
noise," Elieff said. "On weekends when people want to relax, it'll be
He says he'd rather see more single-family homes built on
"If you don't put ball diamonds in, the land is available
for development. Housing would bring in taxes for the school system, for the
Councilwoman Lindsay Webb says she's been trying to ease
concerns of neighbors, and is supporting the request.
"What we've come up with is a reduced density," she said.
"So rather than four diamonds, we're talking about three diamonds. They intend
to use it sometime between April and the end of June, no lights."
Webb says the SUP is the only request before council.
"That's city council's only consideration. There are no
tax abatements. There's no general fund or capital improvement dollars in any
way being used by the city."
The SUP request will be reviewed by the Toledo Planning
Commission and Toledo City Council's Zoning and Planning Committee before
council takes a vote.