The Lakes

Blue Bird Lake (003)

Definition of Geographic Area

The Lakes Neighborhood of Copley is split between the northwest and southwest portions of the Township. The area is bound by SR 21 and the Creekstone Neighborhood to the east, Medina Line Road to the west, the Wheeling and Lake Erie railway line to the south and the Foxtail Neighborhood to the north.

The neighborhood is bordered by Medina County to the west. 

Residential development characterizes this neighborhood. 

Current Land Use and Zoning

The Lakes Neighborhood is zoned residential encompassing both low and medium density use.

The Residential-Low District (R-LD) is established to provide for lower density residential development that will: (1) protect natural resources and maintain the environment and quality of life in the Township; (2) discourage concentrated living areas in the drainage area of the Barberton Reservoir where such concentrations could create potential pollution of the reservoir and (3) discourage concentrated living areas in other areas where the irregularity of the land and the higher cost of providing central sewer facilities makes higher density development undesirable. 

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.


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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