‘Full steam ahead;’ Final plan for Ohio’s first Buc-ee’s approved by city commission

HUBER HEIGHTS — Ohio’s first Buc-ee’s is coming to Huber Heights.

As reported on News Center 7 at 11, city commissioners voted unanimously to approve the final plans.

David Johnson is excited for the empty field off state Route 235 to soon be transformed into a 27,000-square-foot convenience store — and he’s not alone.

“What they plan on doing I think is remarkable,” Johnson said.

Residents have shared concerns about traffic issues caused by the new Buc-ee’s.

As part of the final plan, Buc-ee’s representatives explained how the increase in cars will be handled.

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More lanes are going to be built to better handle the traffic and lessen the confusion in and out of the gas station.

“Full steam ahead on the whole development, trying to get the project open and operational as soon as possible,” Buc-ee’s Director of Engineering Scott Ratcliff said.

Johnson was impressed with the plan and believes Buc-ee’s is what his community needs.

“There’s a sign out there if you come into Huber it says ‘come grow with us’ and that’s what this is all about,” he said.

He also thinks the gas station will help generate new jobs, bring new people to the area, and overall help the economy.

A concern was brought up at the meeting regarding adult changing tables in the bathroom.

As of right now, the tables are not part of the plan but Buc-ee’s representatives said they will go back and discuss them.

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