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Bath Township trustees to vote on the future of Skyborn Drive-In, Skateland

BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) - The future of two historic Greene County properties could be changing as Bath Township looks to re-zone the Skyborn Drive-In and Skateland. 

Skateland and the Skyborn Drive-in are for sale. There's nothing there but memories paired with overgrown trees and grass.

The drive-in closed in 2015. 

"In it's heyday, my gosh there was a lot of people that went there. It was just a fun place to roller skate. They had refreshments for the kids and a restaurant," said Bath Township Zoning Inspector, Jim Miller. 

Miller says the property brings fond memories for many as they drive by, but right now the empty facilities aren't helping anyone.

"Unfortunately because both properties have been vacant for so long, they've been like any vacant property. Deteriorating over time," said Miller. 

Miller says there's been minimal interest in the property until now.

Barrett Paving Materials, based out of Middletown has several mining and asphalt operations around the Miami Valley. 

Barrett Paving has an operation right next door to the Skyborn properties. They are now prospective buyers. 

"To do that, they have to rezone to QM. Which is quarry and mining," said Miller. 

Miller says Barrett Paving Materials wants to help preserve any history from the site, should trustees approve the rezoning.

The township trustees will take action on the re-zoning application this Wednesday at a public hearing.


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