Approvals for rezoning 167 acres have 3 projects awaiting city vote

A pair of rezoning requests, totaling 80 acres, involving a proposed 127-unit housing development — Courseview at Pipestone — and the Matt Castrucci Auto Mall’s move were recommended this week for approval.

Those two cases and a third proposal – for 191 homes on 87 acres – will now go before the Miamisburg City Council.

The housing proposals in particular have been met with concerns from residents who fear they would have an adverse impact on the largely rural spaces, causing unwanted traffic, noise and lighting.

Traffic studies have been submitted for each project, according to Miamisburg Development Director Chris Fine.

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“Each development will be required to make improvements that are warranted by those studies to accommodate their developments,” he stated in an email.

The rezoning requests for both housing developments seeks a change from agricultural to planned residential. The change Castrucci is seeking involves rezoning two parcels from highway service and office service, respectively, to special development district, according to the city.

The rezoning request for the largest housing proposal — Deer Valley by Oberer Development and Ryan Homes — is tentatively scheduled to go before city council later this month, according to the city. The other two will wait until at least July.

If council were to approve the rezonings, final plans would then be submitted.

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The timing of submitting those plans “is up to the developers for each project,” Fine said. “But we would anticipate receiving final development plants by late summer or early fall of this year.”

This week the city’s planning commission voted to recommend rezoning requests for Courseview at Pipestone and the Castrucci project.

The other housing proposal — by Inverness Homes — involves 42 acres off Miamisburg Springboro Road on land near Pipestone Golf Club that last year the city annexed from Miami Twp., records show.

About 6 acres will remain undeveloped, records show. Plans call for two types of units: “traditional” — predominantly two-story — and “lifestyle” dwellings, which would be single-story and age-targeted for empty nesters.

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The proposal includes one access entrance from Miamisburg-Springboro Road and one from Medlar Road.

Castrucci’s move from its 17-acre site just north of the Dayton Mall to a larger location west of it calls for the construction of five buildings – four dealerships and a body shop – at the intersection of Byers/Lyons roads, plans indicate.

A body shop, and Honda, Kia, Nissan and used car dealerships are planned for the site’s northern 30 acres. The move by Castrucci would not include Mazda, a brand the business plans to drop, city officials said.

About 7.5 acres on the south end of the site would remain vacant.

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