Neyer Properties expanding in Beavercreek

By Danielle Coots - For the News-Current

BEAVERCREEK — Neyer Properties purchased approximately 6.3 acres along Lakeview Drive to build a new office complex.

The company recently requested a major modification to the existing site plan in order to move forward with their development plans to the City of Beavercreek.

Neyers Properties plan to construct a 46,000 square foot, two-story office building within the Fairfield Place development.

The plan was approved with 22 conditions, including landscaping requirements, sidewalk installation guidelines, required number of parking spots, and signage protocol, as well as others. The developer is required to install an additional five foot sidewalk along the access road within the boundaries of the property.

An additional sidewalk connection will be required branching off of the Lakeview Drive sidewalk into the development to join the proposed sidewalk shown on the plans leading into the main entrance.

According to officials, in 1997, this property was the subject of great issue and the residents of El Cid presented a referendum petition which ending up overturning a decision of city council regarding the proposed zoning of a PUD of this piece of property. The applicant consequently filed a lawsuit against the city and eventually came to an agreement during mediation.

Since then, certain restrictions have come to play with new construction on this property. Those conditions set out that the “Anchor Store” could not be larger than 65,000 square feet with a set-back restriction of 175 feet. The maximum building height is limited to 33 feet. Anything different that that, the presiding judge would have to approve it before construction could begin.

An additional condition, approved by council, requires the developer maintain the current mound that exists on the property. This includes the removal of all weeds. In place of the weeds, Neyer will be required to plant evergreens on the top of the mound, which will provide additional screening.

City council approved Neyer’s application for major modifications allowing the development to move forward during a recent council meeting.

By Danielle Coots

For the News-Current