Trustees approve strict design regulations for Dayton airport property in Miami Twp.

UPDATE @ 8:15 p.m.:

Most of Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport will have stricter development guidelines.

Miami Twp. trustees Tuesday night unanimously approved changes giving 321 acres at the Dayton-owned site stronger signage, landscaping, lighting and design guidelines similar those at nearby Austin Landing.

The changes will give the airport at Ohio 741 and Austin Boulevard “superior design” regulations, said Miami Twp. Deputy Community Development Director Kyle Hinkelman.

“Our current standards are very open” at the 527-acre site, he said.

The changes include airport property only in Miami Twp.


A plan for a new zoning district for 321 acres at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport is set to go before Miami Twp. trustees tonight.

The change from would tighten restrictions on future development at the 527-acre Dayton-owned site and divide most of the land into three areas, records show.

Specifically, the request would change the general aviation site on Ohio 741 from “airport district” to allow a “planned-mixed use district” with similar guidelines adopted for the neighboring Austin Center district to the west, township officials said.

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“As part of this zoning amendment, we would be putting in some architectural standards – some of the similar standards, not in all cases, exactly – to what we have at Austin Center, at Austin Landing and what we’ve implemented at some of our other business districts,” Miami Twp. Community Development Director Chris Snyder said.

The rezoning aims to accommodate airport “development as well as future development opportunities around the airport,” according to Dayton records.

“Future development of an industrial area to the east is anticipated to accommodate airport manufacturing uses, high-tech industrial uses, and/or corporate office uses,” records show.

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The six properties proposed for rezoning range in size from 12 to 118.9 acres, according to Dayton records.

The request groups the land to be rezoned into three areas. The first area includes the runway, taxiway and hangars on the airport’s west side. The second includes parcels at DWB’s northwest corner and southwest property near the Warren County line.

The third area is the airport’s eastern property, which is largely undeveloped.

Miami Twp. trustees are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. at the Miami Twp. Government Center, 2700 Lyons Road.


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