The two reception halls will be available year round and will hold 125 and 250 people respectively, Griesmeyer said. One of the buildings will feature a walk-out basement attached to a patio overlooking one of the ponds.
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“All of these (buildings) will have a bar area, restrooms, bride and groom areas that are very functional,” Griesmeyer said. “In most of the other places, that was something that wasn’t available.”
The family has already started to clean up the property. An existing structure on the land — an old 1800s farmhouse severely damaged by fire last year — was torn down, and about 8 acres of honeysuckle have been cleared.
Griesmeyer, of Tipp City, is the president of Wealth Management Group Inc., a Tipp City investment management and financial planning firm.
In late August, the Huber Heights zoning commission voted in favor of recommending a zoning change for the property, with several conditions. Among them, use of the land should “strictly comply” with city noise ordinances, and a 15-foot landscape buffer should be maintained around the south and east property lines.
The change is from agriculture to planned public and private builings and grounds.
The project has received some resistance from neighbors concerned about noise, traffic and water flow, Griesmeyer said.
Planning commission member David Wilson, a candidate for mayor, said he voted against a zoning change for the project because he was concerned about the property’s proposed septic tank.
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Griesmeyer said he is attempting to address neighbor concerns, and said he hopes noise from the venue will be buffered by the landscaping they will build to keep the sounds of Fishburg Road traffic from disrupting the weddings. He said receptions hosted at the venue will likely have an 11 p.m. shut-down time.