Springboro software company to expand, double work force to 60

Caesar Creek Software to lease new building in office campus

A local software company is planning to double its work force to more than 60 employees after moving into the city’s new office campus.

Caesar Creek Software would move into a 25,014 square-foot building in the Ascent, a 35-acre development taking shape along Interstate 75, south of Austin Boulevard

Shiver Security Systems was the first company to move into the development, just south of the Dayton Children’s campus along I-75.

The new two-story building would be immediately south of the Shiver office. Plans allow for a 26,000 square-foot addition.

“It’s good for our tax base,” Springboro Mayor John Agenbroad said. “The bottom line is it comes down to location, location, location.”

On Thursday, the council is to consider selling Synergy Building Systems, the company developing the Ascent office campus with the city, three acres of city-owned land on West Tech Boulevard for $170,841.

Synergy would construct the building for the software company to accommodate its expansion.

“Caesar Creek employs 30 people and has plans to hire another 30 to 32 employees based on the move to their new location,” according to a memo to Springboro City Council submitted by Assistant City Manager Chris Pozzuto.

Last week, the Springboro Planning Commission reviewed the plan for the building, at the southwest corner of West Tech Road and Pinnacle Point Drive.

Caesar Creek Software, named after the lake in Warren County near founder Kevin Hoffer’s home, currently operates from a building at the south end of Pioneer Boulevard in Springboro.

Hoffer founded the company in 1998.

“Caesar Creek Software provides software, security, and network contracting and consulting services to both government agencies and private companies nationwide,” according to information on the company’s web site.

It would lease the building from Synergy, the construction arm of Mills Development, the company managing development of the Ascent, envisioned as a 13-building office campus.

The proposed agreement calls for Synergy to pay $55,000 an acre for just over three acres.

The development would qualify for tax incremental financing, enabling property taxes, otherwise going to schools and other taxing entities, to be set aside for construction of roads and other infrastructure for the development.

The council meets at 5 p.m. Thursday to review the 2017 budget and at 7 p.m. Thursday to consider items on the meeting agenda, including the land sale.

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