An effort to have voters decide on the rezoning of land for a plan to build 197 new homes in Miamisburg has failed.
Petitions were not filed by last week’s deadline to get the issue on the fall ballot, according to the Montgomery County Board of Elections.
Residents near the proposed Deer Valley subdivision sought to get enough signatures to put the Miamisburg City Council’s rezoning of 86.6 acres off Benner Road before voters.
The group seeking signatures had 30 days after city council’s June 18 rezoning vote to file petitions. More than 2,100 valid signatures were needed to have the rezoning issue appear on the ballot, according to the board of elections.
City council unanimously voted to adopt the planning commission’s recommendation to change the zoning on the Benner land in a rural area south of the Mound Business Park and west of Pipestone Golf Club from agricultural to planned residential.
Oberer Development and Ryan Homes plan to build homes on the property near the Miami Twp. border. Supporters of the referendum petition said they feared how the new homes would impact the area, including concerns about traffic, noise and safety.
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