Austin Landing cinema complex, hotel approved

Developers for a luxury multiplex cinema and a second hotel at Austin Landing said they want to break ground on the projects within a month.

The multimillion projects — a 12-screen theater attached to two full-service restaurants and a 108-room extended stay hotel — were both unanimously approved by Miami Twp. trustees Tuesday night. Combined, they are expected to employ up to a 135 full- and part-time workers at the 142-acre complex just off Interstate 75.

The $14-million theater/restaurant project that will be Cinépolis USA's first Midwest venture is "one that we've been … talking about for a long time," said Scott Laubie, vice president of construction for RG Properties.

“It’s a regional (draw) and a great tenant,” he said.

RP Properties officials have said a key goal for the project to open by the fall of 2016 is to get the building under roof by late fall in order to work through the winter.

The 52,750-square-foot cinema and the yet-to-be-announced restaurants — each 6,200 square feet — would be side-by-side as part of a 3.84-acre development north of Field & Stream nearest Interstate 75.

It would be immediately south of Austin Landing’s parking garage — which has hundreds of spaces — that will supplement the proposed site’s 130 vehicle slots, officials said.

Meanwhile, developers will build a Staybridge Inn & Suites on 2.59 acres northwest of Kohl's, and south of Kroger and The Hilton Garden Inn in what is estimated to be a $12 million project.

“We just feel that there is a need for this type of hotel,” said Doug Steinke of S + S Management and Hospitality, which also operates the Hilton Garden Inn. “This type of hotel is under served in the Dayton market.”

While average stays at the Hilton are slightly more than one night, Steinke said he envisions guests at the Staybridge will average stays between five and seven nights.

Steinke said the hotel rooms will feature a kitchen area. The rooms will include one- and two-bedroom suites, as well as studio units, he said.

The hotel will have an indoor pool, a cabana, a guest laundry, a business center, a fitness room, a fire pit and a courtyard, and it will accommodate pets, officials said.

Its exterior will include stone and brick and it will have a “more urban” quality to it than others in the chain to fit in with Austin Landing’s village to its southwest, officials said.

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