“In the ideal, we would have liked to have seen a development of custom-brick home by Zengel Construction with direct access to 741,” Groshek said. “That’s not going to happen. We know that.”
Trustees approved a regulation amendment for Rivendell, a plan originally approved in 2007 near the Miamisburg corporation line.
Township approval of final development plans are required before construction – targeted to start in March 2021 – can start, said Kyle Hinkelman, deputy director of community development.
Groshek said “a number of things have transpired over four years” for the HOA to end its opposition. They include Zengel’s sale of several acres to the township for $1 to extend Vienna Parkway to Ohio 741, reducing the number of homes for Rivendell and increasing the amount of brick and stone required to construct the homes.
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“We know that these 32 acres of land are valuable - too valuable to be left undeveloped,” Groshek said.
The plan calls for Rivendell to be accessible from Rosecliff Place from the north and Fox Run Road from the east.
Bellsburg Drive resident Joyce Zech said she continues to be concerned about traffic near her home and that Fox Run Road is too narrow to be an entranceway.
Township Board of Trustees President John Morris helped orchestrate the Zengel land deal that led to approval of Vienna Parkway’s 650-foot extension to Ohio 741, where traffic signal is planned.
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The road extension was initially projected to cost the township $2 million, but bids may come back closer to $1 million, Morris said.
Eight acres of the former Zengel land was sold by the township for $1.8 million in a deal that will result in Trilogy Health Services building an assisted living facility near the new Ohio 741 intersection, Morris said.
“The additional funds will be used for infrastructure and investments in and around the neighborhood - the traffic calming, the traffic studies,” he said. “So this is a financial win for the township and it’s not costing anything to build that road.”
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