WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) — West Carrollton is getting closer to tearing down a former shopping plaza.
The city council at its meeting on Tuesday, October 23, will consider bids for demolition of the former Carrollton Plaza Shopping Center on E. Dixie Drive.
Council members are expected to approve a low bid from Green City Demolition out of Cincinnati. The company’s bid is $662,450 for the project which includes:
– clearing utilities
– removing buildings
– abating asbestos materials
– grading the former Roberds and BDI/Flack building site
West Carrollton officials say five other contractors submitted bids for the project.
It is expected to begin in early November. West Carrollton officials say the project should be complete by spring 2019.
Mike Lucking, the economic development director for West Carrollton says much of concrete and asphalt will be crushed, compacted and used to level off sloped elevations at the site.
West Carrollton bought the property in April, 2017.
“We know the property will have much more value to developers when it’s cleared,” Lucking said.
According to West Carrollton officials, the property will be a centerpiece of future plans for the Miami Bend Entertainment District, located near the Great Miami River and I-75.
“With the location being at the gateway to our city and in view of approximately 100,000 vehicles traveling by each day on the highway, this property presents an excellent redevelopment potential,” Lucking said. “We’re looking forward to actively working with the development community to find the right end-user for this site.
The last tenant in the plaza, Bernstein’s Catering, is expected to vacate the space by Oct. 31.