Rachel Richardson reports:
One of the last undeveloped areas between Cincinnati and Dayton would see two new interchanges along Interstate 75, more than 3,000 new homes, an equestrian center and a zoo facility under a plan to develop Warren County.
It could form the blueprint for development in northwest Warren County, officials say.
The proposal, which encompasses about 20 square miles in Turtlecreek and southern Franklin townships, is the brainchild of a 25-member advisory committee representing three counties and five municipalities, made up of residents, business and property owners and developers.
Regional planning officials presented their preliminary “I-75 Area Plan” to Warren County commissioners earlier this month, outlining the proposed development along the east side of I-75 from Liberty Township in Butler County to Franklin Township in Warren County.
The final draft plan is expected to be completed by May, after which it will be submitted to county commissioners for review.
“It really is the last remaining piece of the puzzle,” said Matt Obringer, a planner with Warren County working on the project.
“If you go north from Cincinnati, it’s development and development and then you get to Turtlecreek Township and it’s a dark spot. If you go south from Dayton and get to Centerville and Springboro, it’s another dark spot.”