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Controversial 88-home plan near Dayton Mall faces review tonight

Published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 1:45 PM


            A plan to build 88 homes north of the Dayton Mall is being reviewed by the Miami Twp. Zoning Commission. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF
A plan to build 88 homes north of the Dayton Mall is being reviewed by the Miami Twp. Zoning Commission. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

A multi-million plan to build 88 homes north of the Dayton Mall - a source of concern for nearby residents – is set to be re-examined tonight.

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The development – Rivendell – involves a plan by Ryan Homes to build on nearly 32 acres owned by Zengel Construction east of Ohio 741 on the south side of Vienna Parkway in Miami Twp.

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A representative of Ryan Homes told township zoning commissioners last month the company wants to build houses priced in the $300,000 to $400,000 market, similar to what it has done in Beavercreek and in Centerville at Yankee Trace.

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But that meeting drew more than 70 people, many of them residents who oppose the change, calling it a “drastic” departure for the neighborhood. The commission reviews the plan tonight.

The proposed changes fall short of meeting township guidelines for residential lot frontage, and front and side yard setbacks, records show. Township documents also show the building materials would also include less brick and stone than many Vienna Park homes.

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The zoning commission meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Miami Twp. Government Center, 2700 Lyons Road.

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