With the medical center, mall, and abundance of restaurants nearby, the area is already bustling with people.
"It's really a good thing for our community," said Overholser.
Espy said Walmart has invested more than $200,000 in Beavercreek since 2001.
"We're very lucky to have business growth in this area," said Overholser.
"A lot of the existing businesses do make that decision to reinvest in the community," said Beavercreek Planning Director Jeff McGrath. "We've seen that with Kroger; we've seen that with restaurants torn down and completely rebuilt."
City leaders said they don't know how much the development will pump into the local economy; but they say the store's expansion will cause a resurgence in an older shopping center.
"When somebody comes in and makes an improvement, other people say, well this is an area where we need to make an improvement," said McGrath.
With the option of purchasing fresh produce closer to home, and being open 24/7, Espy said he's prepared for more people.
Montgomery County detectives took a 27-year-old bank robbery suspect into custody after executing a search warrant at the man's home.
Firefighters evacuated the Northmont High School auditorium Wednesday night after smoke filled the auditorium.
A would-be robber apparently had a change of heart one inside an Harrison Township store Thursday morning.
An accident at Stanley Avenue and Webster Street is causing traffic problems in north Dayton.
A Winter Storm Watch will take effect late Thursday night through late Friday night for most of the area.