New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - City council is working to match up the zoning at the Quaker Dome with the school district’s plans to put preschool classrooms there. 

New Philadelphia City Council will soon vote on proposed zoning legislation that would allow the Quaker Dome to house classes there beginning next year. Zoning and Annexation Committee Chair Cheryl Ramos says the Quaker Dome is currently labeled an industrial zone. 

“To operate the preschool there, we have to make schools and educational institutes a conditional use to operate in the business zone,” she says.

Ramos says the proposed changes would rezone the area to business and permit educational facilities in the city’s business zones. Council will host a public hearing on the proposed zoning changes on March 11th before they vote, as required by law.


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