Road infrastructure improvements in the corridor near the Cornerstone of Centerville is the catalyst that is transforming more than 100 acres of land in Sugarcreek Twp. into several residential, retail and business developments, township officials say.
Sugarcreek Twp. administrator Barry Tiffany and Cara Tilford, director of zoning and planning, said construction has started on two new residential developments and a retail building that is making way for four new possible tenants.
“It’s very important for us to allow development, but at the same time make sure that development is being responsive to what’s important to the large community,” Tilford said.
New developments include:
- Two small additions to the former Cub Foods building will allow four new users to inhabit the space. Buy Buy Baby — a chain retailer offering an assortment of baby gear, furniture, clothes and toys — is set to open at 6134 Wilmington Pike in Sugarcreek Plaza, and will occupy 18,715 square feet. Bed, Bath & Beyond will open at the same time in the fall, and will occupy about 28,172 square feet.
- Redwood Living — a housing developer with projects in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and South Carolina — has started construction on White Oakes Landing, a 203-unit of multi-family development behind Walmart. The site is about 31 acres, and it is an investment of more than $22 million.
- Digestive Specialists Inc. has plans to construct a medical office on about six acres just south of the Cornerstone of Centerville project. The company provides care for digestive diseases in the Dayton area, and already has five locations.
- While the Rollandia Golf Course will remain open through the summer, developers still plan to start construction in the fall on high-end apartments and senior living housing. The Magic Castle will remain open.
The remainder of the Clyo Road extension project will be completed in late 2017 or early 2018. The infrastructure improvements have helped drive more development in the township, Tiffany said, especially near the Wilmington Pike corridor. The township is also working with developers on other residential projects.
“This corridor is important to us, especially the area along Clyo Road,” Tilford said. “That is one of the main areas that could see development occurring.”