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Prep work starts for $30M Beavercreek shopping, restaurant project

A developer has begun removing homes and trees on about 10 acres in Beavercreek where it plans to build a $30 million project that includes stores, restaurants, offices and possibly homes.

The property sits across from St. Luke Catholic Church about a quarter-mile north of the intersection of Dayton-Xenia and North Fairfield roads. Synergy Building Systems has acquired the land for a potential mixed-use development project.

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The developer has been in the process of acquiring homes, Synergy President and CEO Jerad Barnett said, and now can move forward with additional zoning work with the city of Beavercreek.

The property Synergy has purchased had eight or nine homes on it. Some of the people who were living there are still in the process of moving out, Barnett said.

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It’s still too soon to announce who the anchor tenants or users will be for the new development, he said.

“There’s a lot of interest in the area and we’ve drawn up a lot of different site plans,” Barnett said. “I think in the next month or two, we will finalize our site plans for that.”

The plan is to build space for retailers, restaurants and offices. A limited residential component could be included, Barnett said.

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“That’s one thing we’re continuing to play around with,” he said.

Synergy hasn’t gone through the city’s specific site plan process yet for the project, Beavercreek City Planner Randy Burkett.

“The final layout/tenants are unknown at this point,” Burkett said.

Synergy worked with the city last year to get properties rezoned for a mix of office and retail use, Burkett said.

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“They have removed the trees/vegetation and will remove the existing structures within this area in advance of any site plan application,” he said. “The city was not involved in the acquisition of the properties.”

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