Hod Carrier Jordan Thomas mixes concrete at the former Logan’s Steakhouse near the Fairfield Commons Mall Monday. The new building will house a deli, a pizza business and an undetermined business. Jim Noelker/Staff

New Beavercreek commercial building approved

A plan to build a one-story commercial building to accommodate up to four businesses near the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek is moving forward.

City Council recently approved a modification to the site plan to allow for construction of the four-tenant building in the “outlot” parking area at the southeast corner of Centre Drive and Crossing Boulevard, according to city records.

The location sits across from Steak-n-Shake and is adjacent to the parking lot near Kohl’s.

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The plan calls for a 5,300 square-foot, single-story, multi-tenant building.

The building will be able to accommodate four tenants, but movable walls will be built to fit fewer businesses in the space as necessary, according to Jeffrey McGrath, Beavercreek planning and development director.

“The tenants are unknown for the Kohl’s outlot as they were when Logan’s was approved,” McGrath said, referring to the former Logan’s Steakhouse building which is being renovated to accommodate up to four tenants.

The former Logan’s location, which is slated to be the home for Giordano’s Pizza and Jason’s Deli, is just a few blocks west of the proposed building site.

The new project has been approved with certain conditions before zoning permits are issued. Those conditions will make the new building similar in function, landscaping and architectural design with other buildings in the area.

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The application to the city was filed by Civil Engineers of Southwest Ohio.

Edward Brusch, of CESO Inc., told council members that the project will take away some parking spaces but will result in more green space, according to council’s meeting minutes.

A timeline of when construction would begin and end was not immediately available.

Prior to approving the plan, Mayor Bob Stone advised city administrators to “do our due diligence to fill the empty store fronts,” according to council’s meeting minutes.