Consultant will study zoning 'overlay' district'

By TODD HELBERG City Editor Published:

A Toledo consultant will be hired by Defiance City Hall to study a zoning overlay district around Defiance College. That was the direction given by the city planning commission Monday afternoon when it discussed establishing a district that would place certain architectural restrictions upon developers in the zoning overlay area. Overlay districts which have existed in other larger communities for years are designed to protect the architectural integrity of neighborhoods and meet some residents concerns about commercial development.