Trustees approve preliminary plan for new homes near Dayton Mall

Miami Twp. trustees are set Tuesday night to consider the Rivendell development plan.

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Miami Twp. trustees are set Tuesday night to consider the Rivendell development plan.

Miami Twp. trustees Tuesday night approved changes that allow a plan to build 82 new homes on about 32 acres north of the Dayton Mall to move forward.

A preliminary plan for the Rivendell development east of Ohio 741 was passed 3-0 by trustees, who had rejected three similar proposals.

Residents in the upscale Vienna Park neighborhood just north of the vacant land have voiced concerns the project would negatively affect that area, most notably with increased traffic.

As in earlier cases, residents expressed concern about the traffic the project will generate, but those who spoke against the plan Tuesday night said this version is an improvement over previous proposals.

Final development plans are required to be approved by trustees before construction can start.

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Rivendell is expected to generate more traffic on Vienna Parkway between Ohio 741 and Mad River Road, especially with last year’s trustees’ vote to extend the parkway 650 feet to the state route.

The proposal by Zengel Construction Co. – which built Vienna Park - was for a regulation amendment for Rivendell, a plan originally approved in 2007 near the Miamisburg corporation line.

The price for the homes could range from $250,000 to “well over $300,000,” one official said.

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