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Change allows taller buildings at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport

Future buildings at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport may be taller.

The height restriction for structures at the general aviation airport operated by the city of Dayton has been changed from 40 to 50 feet.

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The move, which will not apply to future control towers, comes as Dayton International Airport officials are awaiting federal approval on a new master plan for the airport on Springboro Pike in Miami Twp.

It also comes at a time when airport and Miami Twp. officials have been discussing long-range plans for further development at the 527-acre site. There have been preliminary talks about expanding the Miami Twp.-Dayton Joint Economic Development District to include land in Washington Twp. east of the airport.

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The airport is across the Austin Boulevard/Ohio 741 intersection from Austin Landing, just off the Interstate 75/Austin interchange.

The height restriction change was approved the Montgomery County Planning Commission and Miami Twp. Zoning Commission earlier this month.

Miami Twp. trustees on Tuesday night adopted the change.

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