Launch of new Miamisburg subdivision deemed ‘pretty big deal’

This view looking north in Miamisburg shows land south of Benner Road and the Terrington Place neighborhood. Plans for Deer Valley development on this land include 197 homes, six of them estate homes with four of those set to develop in the northwest corner of the property. Mound Road, center, leads to the former Mound Labs facility at the upper left of the photo. STAFF FILE PHOTO
This view looking north in Miamisburg shows land south of Benner Road and the Terrington Place neighborhood. Plans for Deer Valley development on this land include 197 homes, six of them estate homes with four of those set to develop in the northwest corner of the property. Mound Road, center, leads to the former Mound Labs facility at the upper left of the photo. STAFF FILE PHOTO

A new subdivision in Miamisburg is a step closer toward being constructed.

The first phase of the 87-acre Deer Valley subdivision is about 7 acres in the northwest corner of the site and will feature four “estate lots” with custom homes built on them

Each lot will be situated on more than an acre and will incorporate custom features, said Gene Knight, who owns the property. The buyer of each lot will select a designer and builder, Knight said.

“These lots are planned to be on the market within months since they don’t require public road or sewer construction,” he said. “The other phases require additional infrastructure facets, under the control of the city and Oberer Homes.”

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City council voted unanimously Oct. 6 to approve the final development plan for the first phase of Deer Valley development.

Additional phases of development on the 87-acre site south of Benner and Mound roads will include 197 new homes developed by Oberer and Ryan Homes.

Miamisburg Development Director Chris Fine said he recalls working on zoning for the project about 15 years ago, back when another developer had received preliminary plan approval, but “then the recession of 2007/2008 hit and the project died.”

Being ready to start construction at the Deer Valley subdivision is “a pretty big deal,” Fine said.

“We haven’t seen a new full subdivision under construction here lately other than Aberdeen out by Pipestone,” he said, referring to a project adding 330 homes to the city’s southern end.

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That project is in the midst of road grading and utility work with the builder hoping to get a model home under construction yet this year, Fine said.

Asked how typical or atypical it is for a developer to start such a large project with such a small first phase, Fine said he was not sure there is a typical size of a phase.

“This phase makes the most sense right now because it is distinct and separate from the remaining development,” he said.

City council approved zoning changes for both Deer Valley and Aberdeen subdivisions in March.

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