Huber Heights plans to buy part of shopping Center

Huber Heights City Hall. FILE PHOTO

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Huber Heights City Hall. FILE PHOTO

The city hopes its plan to purchase a part of a shopping center spurs a revitalization of Brandt Pike.

Huber Heights City Council on Tuesday gave the city manager the authority to negotiate buying a portion of Marian Shopping Center, which it has tried to purchase in the past.

The city council debated the purchase in executive session during its work session.

Huber Heights Mayor Jeff Gore announced the potential purchase after the executive session.

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“This is going to be that beginning catalyst for Brandt Pike revitalization,” Gore said.

City council will vote on the purchase, given City Manager Rob Schommer can negotiate an agreeable price, at Monday’s meeting, Gore said.

The city plans to buy the portion of the shopping center, not including the Sit, Stay, N’ Play Dog Park, that is closest to the land Premier Health owns on Brandt Pike.

Huber Heights tried to purchase this shopping center in 2019, even putting down “earnest money,” but the deal did not come to fruition.

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