MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Three separate projects look to rezone more than 160 acres in Miamisburg, two for residential purposes and one for commercial use.
Tuesday night, the requests were presented to the City Council for their first reading, which the council then referred to the planning commission, according to Miamisburg’s development director, Chris Fine.
Fine said if passed, they will keep a heavy employer and one of the area’s largest auto malls in the city, and create hundreds of new homes.
He said having three proposals of this magnitude before the city simultaneously is uncommon.
Matt Castrucci Auto Mall submitted one of the requests, asking that 30 acres near the intersection of Lyons and Byers Roads be rezoned so they could move from their current shop and expand.
“He’s been in Miamisburg for a long time, this allows him to stay in Miamisburg,” said Fine. “He does employ quite a few people, so those people can continue to work in Miamisburg, and it’s a good investment in the community.”
The same night, two other rezoning requests for large parcels of land were heard.
Fine said having three projects read at the same council meeting is unusual, but added that it shows people really want to live and work in the Star City.
“We haven’t really had any new subdivisions in the community here since before the housing market crashed back in 2007-2008,” said Fine. “So I think, on the residential side, you’re just seeing a pinup demand and people ready to move on some new developments here in the city.”
Near the corner of Mound and Benner Roads, the new Deer Valley subdivision would bring about 190 new homes to the 87 acres of land.
The third residential rezoning request would create another subdivision called Courseview at Pipestone.
This would bring 127 new homes to these 42 acres off Miamisburg-Springboro Road.
Fine said each project is still very early on, and the next step will be hosting public hearings to hear any concerns from nearby residents.
“People are always concerned with traffic,” said Fine. “All of these projects, we’ve asked for traffic studies to be done. We’re in the process of either reviewing those, or they have been reviewed and commented on, and being revised.”
Fine said the public hearing dates had not yet been set, but estimated they would be done by late May or early June.