Humane society plan for land near Austin Landing moves ahead

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is negotiating with Miami Twp. to buy land at 2673 Austin Boulevard for a new site near Austin Landing. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF
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The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is negotiating with Miami Twp. to buy land at 2673 Austin Boulevard for a new site near Austin Landing. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

A move that would bring the Humane Society of Greater Dayton to Austin Boulevard is a step closer.

A rezoning to clear the way for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton to buy land for a new site near Austin Landing has passed significant step.

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The Miami Twp. Zoning Commission voted Wednesday night to recommend reclassifying more than 60 acres on Austin Boulevard, including land the township is looking to sell to the humane society as a future site for a facility where cats and dogs can be adopted.

The township is looking to rezone 63 acres it owns at 2673 Austin just north of Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, about 4 acres of which it is negotiating with the humane society on.

Township records indicate the humane society has agreed to the concept of buying the land for about $572,000. Miami Twp. Community Development Director Chris Snyder said the sale could close in the next several weeks.

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The humane society wants to build a pet adoption center on Austin as part of a growth plan that would eventually include a “high-volume” spay/neuter clinic at its Dayton headquarters on Nicholas Road.

The rezoning is set to go before township trustees Feb. 27.