West Carrollton has hired an engineering firm to oversee the tearing down of structures – including the former Roberds site - on the 13.75 acres the city bought last year as part of a $3.2 million project near the Great Miami River. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

NEW DETAILS: Carrollton Plaza demolition expected soon; entertainment targeted for site

Demolition of the Carrollton Plaza is expected to start in a few weeks.

The city of West Carrollton is targeting the former shopping plaza just off Interstate 75 for redevelopment as a cornerstone for a multi-million dollar entertainment district.

West Carrollton has hired an engineering firm to oversee the tearing down of structures – including the former Roberds site - on the 13.75 acres the city bought last year as part of a $3.2 million project near the Great Miami River.

The city has evaluated bids for the demolition, said West Carrollton Economic Development Director Michael Lucking. It is expected next week to recommend Green City Demolition for an estimated $662,000 next week, and Lucking said demolition is targeted to start Nov. 1.

Carrollton Plaza is one of several demolition projects – most on city-owned land – that have occurred or are planned along Dixie to redevelop the business corridor. Others have included two former car washes, one of which is on Montgomery County land where Kettering Health Network has announced plans to build a medical office building.

Carrollton Plaza sits on the southwest quadrant of the I-75’s Exit 47, where Lucking said 90,000 vehicles cross daily and West Carrollton Mayor Jeff Sanner has called an “integral part” of the city’s Miami Bend Community Entertainment District.

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