Definition of Geographic Area
The Annabelle Estates Neighborhood of Copley is located in the mideast portion of the Township. The area is bound by White Pond to the north, The City of Akron to the east, The Meadows of Copley Neighborhood to the west and Open Space Conservation to the south.
Residential development characterizes this neighborhood. Annabelle Estates is one of Copley's first allotments with development beginning in the late 1920's.
Current Land Use and Zoning
The Annabelle Estates Neighborhood is zoned Residential-Medium Density (R-MD) with a small portion dedicated to Commercial-Neighborhood Retail (C-NR) and Commercial-General Retail (C-GR).
The Residential-Medium Density (R-MD) District is established to accommodate single-family & two-family residential dwellings at existing densities in the areas so defined. The object of the regulations in this District is to maintain the suburban character of the area and to discourage large concentrations of intensive development.
The Commercial-Neighborhood Retail (C-NR) District, is established to accommodate individual and smaller groupings of retail and personal service businesses on relatively small lots of two (2) acres or less in proximity to residential districts that will primarily serve the residents of the immediate and nearby neighborhoods. This District does not permit large-scale retail establishments or other similar high intensity retail and service uses on large lots.
The Commercial-General Retail (C-GR) is established to provide for a wide range of retail and service uses, including high intensity retail and service uses, such as large-scale retail establishments, that meet the shopping needs of the community and the region. This District is an appropriate location for developments featuring multiple retail and service uses on large sites with parking and drives for multiple tenants and coordinated signage and landscaping.
Neighborhood Ambassadors are essential to the success of any strong community.
Neighborhood Ambassadors serve as a local point-person for information in your part of the Township. Ambassadors are charged with promoting improvements, identifying problems, and informing neighbors about beneficial services and programs.
Ambassadors may volunteer just a little bit of free time, or choose to devote significant efforts toward neighborhood projects that connect neighbors. Organize a block party or help build community by chatting over the fence.
Neighborhood Ambassadors receive ongoing support and guidance from the Township Administration and the Department of Community and Economic Development.
By building a team of neighborhood-level leaders, the cumulative impact of this positive force will expand. Ultimately, the neighbors who volunteer as Ambassadors lay the groundwork for lasting excellence and long-term community pride.