JUST IN: Developer withdraws plan for historic Springboro farm

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 5:09 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 4:23 PM


            Residents wait to speak during a meeting on plans to develop the historic Easton Farm in Springboro.
Residents wait to speak during a meeting on plans to develop the historic Easton Farm in Springboro.

Developers have withdrawn their plans for development of the historic Easton Farm in Springboro.

The city tweeted at 3:13 p.m. that the application for the development had been withdrawn.

During a meeting to begin at 6 p.m., the Springboro Planning Commission was scheduled to consider rezoning and approval of a plan by HP Acquisitions for 86.7 acres of the Easton Farm, a 101-acre property at 605 N. Main St., Ohio 741 in Springboro.

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Staff recommended denial of the rezoning and the plan.

The staff recommendation noted “the proposed residential development densities exceed those identified in the city’s land use plan and the proposed development is not consistent with development patterns of this portion of the community, specifically the relationship of proposed higher density multi-family residential to existing lower density residential neighborhoods.”

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The new plan reduced the number of residences from 467 to 463, and the number that would be for multiple families from 360 to 356.

The Blue Ash-based developer proposes a mix of commercial, single-family and multi-family residential development.

Ted and Becky Hall would continue to live on 16.1 acres on the west side of the property.

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The developer was sent back to the drawing board on Jan. 11, March 8 and May 10 by the commission.