New water tower near Cornerstone could prepare development for future growth

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 5:12 PM

Greene County continues to work with two developers at and near Cornerstone of Centerville to ensure water supply for the property does not become an issue for the development near Interstate 675.

Greene County continues to work with two developers at and near Cornerstone of Centerville to ensure water supply for the property does not become an issue for the development near Interstate 675.

Greene County Administrator Brandon Huddleson said there is currently sufficient water supply for the already developed portions of the development, which includes Costco, Kroger, Cabelas and several restaurants.

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However, a water tower project is being worked on to look ahead to any future development at the site, which could include a new Kettering Health Network facility, apartments and other residential development.  

“It's kind of like you've got a cup of water and everybody's putting their straw in, so if there's 100 straws in a cup, you're going to get less water per straw,” Huddleson told News Center 7’s Molly Koweek.

The county in recent weeks made a $100,000 cash offer to acquire land on the former Rollandia Golf Course, which is slated to also become home to The Grand of Sugarcreek, an independent and assisted living facility.  The plot of land, if sold to the county, would give an area for the county to construct a $3.2 million water tower to serve the Cornerstone development.

If the project can move forward, it will take one to two years to construct the new tower, Huddleson said.