Housing development in Fairborn to add more homes

Plans call for 28 single-family lots on 5.6 acres of land in section five of Waterford Landing, a 146-acre area near the intersection of Interstate 675 and Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road.

The request will go before the city’s Planning Board on June 9, and if it is approved, City Council will vote on it June 15. Construction could begin in early July, with a three-month completion date, according to Lance Oakes, project manager for CESO.

About 140 homes are occupied, he said.

“We’ve been very happy and pleased with the development so far,” Oakes said. “We’re very happy with our builder (Ryan Homes), and the city of Fairborn has been absolutely great to work with.”

Waterford Landing broke ground in late 2010. Three or four more phases are planned, with the goal to complete one phase per year, Oakes said.

The first four phases consisted of a total of 183 lots.

According to its website, Ryan Homes offers seven different types of homes — ranch style and two-story — in Waterford Landing. The price ranges from the upper $150,000s to the low $210,000s.

The square footage is anywhere between 1,400 and 2,200-plus.

Mike Gebhart, Fairborn’s community development director, said Waterford Landing’s close proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Wright State University and the I-675/I-70 interchange have all played a factor in its success.

“There’s a demand in Fairborn for those houses,” Gebhart said. “We’re excited the project continues to move forward. It’s a good thing for the community.”

The original site plan called for 274 single-family homes, with a multi-family component for 222 units on 22 acres. Oakes said CESO is considering requesting a rezoning of that property, scrapping the multi-family concept and building an additional 100 lots for single-family homes.

“That’s under the assumption, that in that time period, we don’t have a multi-family user,” Oakes said. “We’ll see how things go over the course of the next couple of months.”

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