Ohio developer targets Fairborn for 160-unit apartment plan

Credit: STAFF

Credit: STAFF

An Ohio developer seeking to expand its reach in the Dayton market wants to build 160 apartments on about vacant 30 acres near Beaver Valley Road and Interstate 675 in Fairborn.

Redwood of suburban Cleveland has plans for — or apartments in — Centerville Dayton, Riverside, Sugarcreek Twp., Vandalia and is seeking to build more housing in Fairborn.

Redwood executive Greg Thurman has indicated the location north of I-675, east of Beaver Valley and west of Park Hills Drive would be a continuation of Redwood developments that exist on Commerce Center Boulevard, city records show.

Attempts to reach Thurman Monday were unsuccessful.

The plan has been reviewed by nearby jurisdictions, community groups as well representatives of public utilities, according to a memo from Fairborn City Planner Kathleen Riggs.

Fairborn staff met with Beavercreek Twp. landowners, “who shared concerns about the existing stormwater affecting their property,” Riggs wrote.

“Staff is working to find solutions,” she added. “There shall be no additional stormwater runoff permitted with the development of this site in accordance with city standards.”

The plan would also have to meet a series of conditions, Fairborn records show. Those range from meeting fire code and city engineer approvals, including a pedestrian access to Park Hills Drive.

The proposal set to be heard Tuesday by the Fairborn Planning Board the subdivision would have four private streets that would house 25 single-story, two-bedroom buildings with attached garages and uncovered porches.

If approved by the city, is expected to start in 2024, Fairborn records state.

The rental price range would be $1,800 to $2,400 and access to the units would be available from Beaver Valley, city documents show. The buildings would include brick/stone vineers and vinyl siding, according to Fairborn records.

The city’s comprehensive plan calls for the area to be a mixture of multi-family and single-family housing. Three years ago the land’s zoning was changed from medium density to planned unit development, according to Fairborn records.

The land was bought in November 2020 by Foxhole 60 LLC of Hebron, Ky. for $1 million, according to Greene Country Auditor’s Office website.

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