Medina Creative Housing Director Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty had high hopes for preliminary plan approval on Sept. 25 for a residential development designed for individuals who have disabilities.

It quickly became apparent, however, that the Middleburg Heights Planning Commission would have to defer its decision until DePasquale-Hagerty completes all required pre-approval processes.

The 16-unit housing project would be constructed where a long-defunct YWCA building recently was demolished at 6981 Smith Road.

DePasquale-Hagerty explained that it has taken four years to assemble all the project components, including seven layers of time-sensitive funding…

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