The Towne Square shopping center was constructed after the tornado that hit Xenia in 1974. With this redevelopment, the city hopes to “reimagine the space and restore some of its original and historic aspects,” according to the media release.
“While the Towne Square shopping plaza has served as a center of commerce for many years, the changing retail landscape on both national and regional levels has taken its toll,” said Xenia Development Director Steve Brodsky. “We are excited to work with the Xenia community, the CIC, and private development partners to reinvigorate the shopping center and reintegrate it into the historic downtown. This will not be a short-term process, but we look forward to a stronger and more active downtown area.”