New housing development approved in Perrysburg Township


LIME CITY – A new housing development has been approved in Perrysburg Township.

Township trustees on Dec. 6 approved the rezoning of nearly 35 acres from A-1 agriculture to R-5 multifamily high density residential district. The property is located at the northwest corner of Route 795 and Lime City Road, across from Rossford Elementary School.

The Wood County Planning Commission approved the request for rezoning in November and a week later the Perrysburg Township Zoning Commission did the same.

The request, submitted by Carol Brossia Stephens and Bonnie Jean Brossia, both of Rossford, was for three parcels totaling 34 acres with an appraised value of $862,900, according to the Wood County Auditor’s Office.

Rex Huffman, who is representing the land owners and is also executive director of the Wood County Port Authority, attended the meeting to explain the request.

The port authority did a safety study of Route 795 years ago knowing that there was going to be business coming to this part of the county – and traffic congestion prove that has happened, he said.

Improvements to the Route 795/Lime City Road intersection were not successful until the authority convinced the City of Rossford to apply for funding. Huffman said the city received around $2.3 million to improve the intersection in 2025 or 2026.

Trying to solve right of way issues with the driveways in that area has caused the delay, he said, and this rezoning will help with that.

A buyer has been found for around 22 acres of the rezoned property. Redwood Living, Inc. wants to build single-story units with attached garages.

With a site plan, the port authority would like to develop the remaining acreage, Huffman said.

The Wood County master plan in 2017 targeted this land as a transition area.

“We knew it probably wouldn’t be farmland for long,” he said.

Rossford Schools was concerned about having multi-level homes blocking the sightline from the R to the interstate, and that won’t happen, he said.

The Redwood developments don’t typically result in a lot of students and are not transient units, Huffman said.

“This is about as good of use as we could find for that property,” he said.

“I think it’s good use,” said Trustee Gary Britten.

Trustee Robert Mack said there was misinformation on social media about this being in the Perrysburg school district.

Hearing support from the Rossford school district and having job growth in the area, trustees have to ask the question do they want people who work in the township live here or elsewhere, he said.

“They wouldn’t be building is if it wasn’t in demand,” Mack said.

Trustees approved the zoning change 3-0.

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