City plans rental inspection fee

West Carrollton’s challenges reflected in new study

West Carrollton’s considerable rental housing — occupied largely by younger residents — coupled with reasonably priced homes could make the city ripe to stabilize a population whose majority is aging.

At the same time, the city lacks an “anchor” attraction and faces challenges to expanding its business base. This is because its proximity to “an interstate corridor allowing convenient access to a number of alternative venues with larger concentrations of merchants and service providers and ‘anchor’ tenants,” according a market analysis on the city.

The analysis indicates West Carrollton can capitalize on the younger residents who make up the majority who live in the city’s rental housing, which constitutes more than 40 percent of dwellings in the city.

City leaders commissioned the study.