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Published: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 12:19 PM
By: Lawrence Budd - Staff Writer
LEBANON — The Warren County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote on Tuesday on the proposed annexation of more than 220 acres, including the former Peters Cartridge Factory, by the Village of South Lebanon.
The annexation would enable the developer Bloomfield/Schon to avoid property taxes on improvements made through the $25 million redevelopment project to the Kings Local Schools.
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The area to be annexed by South Lebanon covers more than 222.7 acres, running from the existing village limits south down the riverfront bike path to US 22 and Ohio 3 and up the hill from the Peters Cartridge redevelopment site to a 67-acre farm.
Plans for more than $34 million in construction along the Little Miami River, including a new $9.5 million bridge, hinge on approval of annexation of the 14-acre Peters Cartridge Factory property and the other land by South Lebanon.
Developer Bloomfield/Schon is planning to convert the historic complex, where ammunition was made for almost a century, into 128 loft apartments, office space and a restaurant.
The development site is along the east bank of the Little Miami River. It fronts on a stretch of the multi-use trail along the east bank of the river. It was the site of a U.S. EPA cleanup.