UPDATE @ 10 p.m.): Property owners and interested citizens attended the first of at least two public meetings tonight pertaining to a study being conducted in Miami County.
The study focuses on the future of an undeveloped interchange off I-75 and County Road 25-A, between Piqua and Troy.
The area under study includes 3,000 acres.
Consultants from Burton Planning Services of Westerville, Ohio, will return with their recommendations within the next couple months.
The county contract with Burton Planning was for $48,000. There are seven interchanges on I-75 through Miami County. The one under study is the only exit that remains rural.
A community meeting on the future of the County Road 25A area between Troy and Piqua will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Troy Junior High School, 556 Adams St.
The Miami County commissioners hired Burton Planning Services earlier this year to help conduct a study of the future of the area bordered to the south by Troy, to the north by Piqua, to the west by Washington Road and to the east by the Great Miami River.
The area also includes the undeveloped area near Exit 78 of Interstate 75.