Montrose (002)

Definition of Geographic Area

The Montrose Neighborhood of Copley is located in the north quadrant of the Township. The area is bound by Medina Road to the north, SR 21 to the west, S. Cleveland-Massillon Road to the east and Rothrock Road to the South. 

The neighborhood is bordered by the City of Fairlawn to the east and south and Bath Township to the north. 

Retail and commercial development characterize this neighborhood.

Current Land Use and Zoning

Montrose is zoned commercial of varying use with a small portion dedicated to residential.  

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 establishmentsthat 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.

The Commercial-Office/Retail (C-OR) is established to create an environment primarily, but not exclusively, for the development of well located and designed office building sites to accommodate professional offices, sales offices, non-profit organizations and limited commercial activities ancillary to the office uses, including provision for some retail use. This District does not permit large-scale retail establishments or other similar high intensity retail and service uses/

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 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 Residential-High Density (R-HD) District is established to accommodate single-family residential dwellings with the objective of permitting a higher density of population where centralized sewer and water facilities are provided, and where positioning of homes can be used to buffer higher and lower density uses. A minimum of five (5) acres is required to establish an R-HD District. At least seventy-five percent (75%) of the lots must front on a local roadway or cul-de-sac street.


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.

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