Company looks to expand parking

Creative Millwork is hoping to turn property into a parking lot for their employees.

ASHTABULA — A public hearing is scheduled for Sept. 26 regarding a conditional-use request for construction of a parking lot on the city’s west side.

Creative Millwork of Ohio, 1801 W. 47th St., recently purchased and demolished a dilapidated house at 1806 W. 47th St. to turn the property into a parking lot for their employees, said Mary Church, assistant director of the city’s planning and community development department.

A public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 4717 Main Ave.

A regular Planning Commission meeting will immediately follow. 

City Manager Jim Timonere said Creative Millwork is in an industrial area of the city.

“They have purchased a lot across the street from their facility which had a blighted home on it,” he said. “I am hopeful the Planning Commission will approve their plans for this additional investment and business expansion.”

 Joe and Joy Estock opened Creative Millwork on July 13, 1987, where today 95 employees make grilles for windows and doors. Cindy Estock, wife of the Estock’s late son and former company president, Mark Estock, now owns the business, said Tammy Moodt, human resources coordinator.

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