Fairborn business owners oppose city land acquisition near Wright-Patt for Broad Street upgrade

Fairborn City Council last week approved the continued acquisition of the four parcels, which city records show total 0.051 acres.

Fairborn engineer Lee Harris told the council the land was one of nine parcels the city had previously authorized staff to work on in stage two. Five of the landowners have reached agreements with the city, Harris said.

“After we submit the grant, we’ll take the fair market value that we’ve identified” and “put (it) into escrow,” he said of the remaining four packages.

exploreRELATED: Exploring the roundabout at Junction 48 in Oakwood, Ohio

“Then we’ll meet with attorneys and owners to mediate and remediate … or continue negotiations and come up with a more mutually agreeable dollar figure,” Harris added.

Gevedon said the city has so far provided insufficient services to cover the cost of the business he has operated at the location for more than 25 years.

He also questioned the need for a bike lane in the area.

“I feel like they need to do a bike study and show me their bike study (on) if they need this bike lane,” Gevedon said.

exploreEarlier: Neighbors distraught, but plans to build 135 new homes in Fairborn move forward

The city council also approved a measure to contract with Strand Design for Phase 1 of Broad Street Phase 3. The phase is estimated to cost $3.05 million and run until 2025, records show.

The third phase will extend from Central Avenue to Dune Road. Harris said this will include a 10-foot-wide bike path on the north side from Sandhill to Highview, a three-lane road, new curbs and gutters, and stormwater pipe improvements.

Source link