Sheila McLaughlin reports:
Butler County commissioners and Liberty Township trustees gave an overwhelming warm reception Thursday to their first glimpse of the updated Liberty Center mega-retail project and committed to work out details of $35 million in public financing.
The $300 million project by Steiner + Associates and Bucksbaum Retail Properties is pegged for an October 2015 opening on 100 acres at southbound Interstate 75 and Liberty Way in Liberty Township.
Touted as the Easton of the northern Cincinnati area, the complex will include a 200,000-square-foot Dillard’s store, and about 370,000 square feet of specialty retail shops and restaurants, a 1,200-seat dine-in restaurant, luxury apartments and a hotel.
Yaromir Steiner, founder and chief executive officer of the Columbus-based development company, said he also plans to build a chapel in a public square for non-denominational services, weddings and small concerts.