The city of West Carrollton will host a demolition kickoff event at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, at the former Carrollton Plaza Shopping Center located at 1000 E. Dixie Dr.
Several elected and appointed officials from the Miami Valley region will attend the event-in which the first swipe at the building will be made using heavy machinery. After the kick off, Green City Demolition will begin the approximately 150-day project, which includes clearing utilities, removing buildings, abating asbestos materials, closing wells and grading the former Roberds and BDI/Flack building site. The project will be managed by Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc., and is expected to be complete by April 2019.
Much of the concrete and asphalt will be crushed, compacted and used to level off the sloped elevation at the site, according to Mike Lucking, economic development director for the city of West Carrollton.
The city purchased the property, which sits at the gateway to city, in April 2017. “We know the property will have much more value to developers when it’s cleared,” Lucking said.
The property is a key to the city’s future plans for the Miami Bend Entertainment District, which is located adjacent to the Great Miami River with immediate access to Interstate 75.
“With the location being at the gateway to our city and in view of approximately 100,000 vehicles traveling by each day on the highway, this property presents an excellent redevelopment potential,” Lucking said. “We’re looking forward to actively working with the development community to find the right end-user for this site.
For more information contact the project manager Michael D. Weinstein, regional environmental manager of Patriot Engineering, at (513) 817-1600. Call Mike Lucking, West Carrollton economic development director, at (937) 847-4643.