Condo controversy in Beavercreek

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – Debate over a proposed condo development in Beavercreek continues.  Cottages of Beavercreek is a 90-unit condominium/apartment complex proposed to be built on 20 acres in the city.  It would be built near County Line Road and Weber Drive.

If approved, cottages of Beavercreek would be the third community to be built in the city Charles Simms Development Corporation.

The city planning commission approved the zoning application in July.  Before the commission approves the application for the development, neighboring residents were given a chance to voice their concerns about the proposed condominium development, which they believe will trigger declining home values and bring more vehicle and pedestrian traffic, in two public hearings .

The developer plans to update their proposal after hearing concerns about the increase in traffic and additional landscaping needed to create separation from other nearby apartments.

More housing may be needed to support Beavercreek’s growing population but some residents who live near county line road say they would rather see the rural view instead of another housing complex going up.

“I think it’s a concern that as far as they’ve always known it’s been an open land and now it’s not going to be an empty land anymore.  There’s some traffic concerns about the traffic volume out on county line road and it’s just the general idea that they bought into a property that had country like features,” Beavercreek City Planner Randall Burkett said.

The 3rd reading and vote will take place on Monday, September 12th.

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