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Council Approves Two Riverfront Property Purchases

Posted on November 14, 2018


joes garage profile digital bldgDuring the council meeting on Nov. 13, the West Carrollton city council agreed to purchase the former site of Profile Digital Printing LLC, located at 5449 Marina Dr.; as well as Joe’s Garage, located at 5649 Marina Dr.

The city has obtained approval for a $250,000 state capital improvement grant to assist with the purchase of Joe’s Garage. The funds are dispersed through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for riverfront enhancement projects. The purchase agreement calls for a $330,000 purchase price for the .52 acre property.

The city will obtain a loan for the remainder of the Joe’s Garage purchase cost, as well as for the purchase of .32 acre Profile Digital Printing site, which went out of business earlier this summer. The proposed agreement for this property calls for a $182,000 purchase price.

The city aims to demolish the buildings on both properties and include the space in the city’s long-term redevelopment efforts. The city has obtained a $33,000 Montgomery County development grant to offset the demolition costs.

“These purchases will complete the city’s efforts to consolidate the future redevelopment efforts of the land along the river,” said Brad Townsend, city manager.

With these acquisitions, as well as the former Green River Sales property purchased at 5641 Marina Drive in November 2016, the city controls approximately 5 acres of riverfront land immediately adjacent to Interstate 75’s exit 47, according to Mike Lucking, economic development director.

Redevelopment of the area that sits in the city’s Miami Bend Entertainment District and creating a destination location is a top priority for the city council, Lucking said.

These properties are also located directly across from the former Carrollton Plaza, 1100 Dixie Dr., that is now under demolition.

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For more information, call Mike Lucking, economic development director, at (937) 847-4643.

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