They would also allow multi-unit residential and restaurants “as conditionally permitted uses,” which requires a longer process and more scrutiny, he said.
A proposal now in the design stage involves an apartment complex on about 28 acres in research park at the corner of Research Park Boulevard and County Line near the Beavercreek corporation line.
Cleveland-based Industrial Commercial Properties is looking to build multifamily housing at MVRP, where it owns about 50 acres.
Kettering passing the changes is “a major first step…and we’re excited about the possibility” of the housing project, ICP executive Dean Miller told the Dayton Daily News last week.
“We are in the process of a hooking up with a partner who would work with us to develop the residential portion” and “get into the design and approval process more specifically with the city,” he said.
The zoning changes would add two standards, Kettering Planning and Development Director Tom Robillard has said.
•Residential developments be on lots of at least 10 acres and include at least 200 units.
•Restaurant developments be on lots of at least 10 acres and include at least 20,000 square feet of restaurant use.
Current development trends are “pushing for onsite or close proximity (such) as supportive retail and restaurants and higher-density housing,” Robillard has said.