Planning commission approves Easton Farm development in Springboro; plans move to council

SPRINGBORO — The Springboro Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a rezoning request and general plan for the Easton Farm development proposed off Ohio 741.

The proposal calls for the development to be built on the western side of State Route 741 just south of Anna Drive and north Tamarack Trail.

Rebecca Easton Hall has been representing the Easton family throughout this process. She told News Center 7′s Michael Gordon that she is looking forward to development plans for the land her family has owned since the mid-19th Century.

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The proposal hopes to bring mixed family use homes and businesses to the land.

“I hope our legacy is to give all these new homes and businesses to the community because my family has been doing public service [since] 1857,” Easton Hall said.

The plan also includes 13 and a half acres set aside for the Easton family to continue living on.

Labi Troni, owner of Roma’s Pizza and Pasta, said the plan could bring a much needed, post-COVID-19 boost to the local economy.

But the plan still has its critics. Jerry Burrey lives next to Easton Farms. He told News Center 7 that he is concerned about the plan impacting Springboro’s traffic situation.

“For one thing I do not want the dirt and I do not want the noise and I do not want the traffic,” Burrey said.

The plans now move to the city council for a public hearing and vote.