“I think it’s going to make the development more attractive to employers,” Schrimpf said. “Employers are having trouble attracting workforce. And workers can really drive decisions for companies about where they want to be and the kind of amenities they want.
“And what we’re finding is workers want to be close to certain amenities — retail and restaurants in particular,” she added.
The move would “enhance the marketability and development potential” in certain areas not economically feasible for what have been traditional uses at those sites, said Kettering Planning and Development Director Tom Robillard.
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Cleveland-based Industrial Commercial Properties owns a handful of buildings and about 50 acres at the research park.
ICP is developing plans for a residential complex in the range of 300 units on about 28 acres at the corner of Research Park…