Paul O’Brien, managing partner of Brookway Properties LLC, is asking the Trumbull County commissioners to vacate the paper streets on the former Brookfield High School property, which Brookway bought in 2015.
The commissioners held a public viewing Jan. 5, and set a public hearing at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12 in the hearing room of the county administration building, 160 High St. NW, Warren.
O’Brien said Dec. 12 that he can’t comment on plans for the site.
“I’m working on something,” he said. “It’s a little premature” to say what.
O’Brien is asking that Joy and Mary avenues and School Street be vacated, noting that the Brookfield Board of Education “made use of the land without regard” to the streets, which were identified in a plat approved in 1925, according to the petition.
The streets had been built for houses that existed in the ’20s and ’30s, but were torn up for the school project, said Planning Commission Executive Director Julie Green.
The 1.5-acre site fronts on Bedford Road.
The planning commission on Jan. 10 approved a consolidation of 59 small lots on the property and recommended the county commissioners approve the street vacation.
Brookfield trustees adopted a resolution Jan. 9 saying they do not oppose the street vacation request.