Development is proposed at the corner of Ohio 63 and Neil Armstrong Way, opened in 2014 in Lebanon. In this file photo, Mark Armstrong (left) and Rick Armstrong were shown with Lebanon Mayor Amy Brewer in a ceremony honoring Neil Armstrong Way.

10-acre retail development planned at Lebanon intersection

Developer Larry Buchanan has submitted a preliminary plan for a 10-acre, five-building project on the northwest corner of the intersection, created through the opening of Armstrong Way in 2014.

A BP gasoline station and convenience store are to comprise the initial development. The corner lot, expected to accommodate a restaurant or microbrewery, is also expected to be developed in the first phase, Buchanan said Tuesday.

The commission has also reviewed rezoning for a proposed car sales business on the southeast corner of Armstrong and Main, Ohio 63 in Lebanon. Buchanan also owns the strip center across Main Street.

Buchanan said he hoped to break ground in May on the interior roads, while the BP project was also under construction. BP could be in business there in August or September.

Next, Buchanan said he anticipated development of a restaurant or microbrewery with 100 parking spaces at the “hot corner” created by the new intersection.

The Fig Leaf microbrewery had looked at this location before opening on Cincinnati-Dayton Road, south of Middletown, Buchanan said.

Buchanan said he was looking for partners to develop the next phase, including a 30,000 square foot strip center at the back of the property and two out-lots on Main Street.

This could be completed in 2018, Buchanan said.

At 7 p.m., the planning commission is to review the preliminary plan and a rezoning request for Buchanan’s project.

The commission meets at city hall, 50 S. Broadway in Lebanon.

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