The withdrawal, delivered via letter received Wednesday, came after the city released materials for a Springboro Planning Commission meeting to be held at 6 p.m. indicating that staff recommended denial of the rezoning and the plan needed for the development of 86.7 acres of the 101-acre farm at 605 N. Main St.
The staff recommendation noted “the proposed residential development densities exceed those identified in the city’s land use plan and the proposed development is not consistent with development patterns of this portion of the community, specifically the relationship of proposed higher density multi-family residential to existing lower density residential neighborhoods.”
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The Blue Ash-based developers have an option to buy the land for the development, Hall said. They have proposed a mix of commercial, single-family and multi-family residential development.
The planning commission sent them back to the drawing board on Jan. 11, March 8 and May 10.
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The latest plan reduced the number of residences from 467 to 463, and the number that would be for multiple families from 360 to 356, but still failed to satisfy staff and planning commissioners after several meetings to iron out issues.
Ted and Becky Hall were to continue to live on 16.1 acres on the west side of the property, south of Settlers Walk and Austin Landing and north of Springboro’s central crossroads.
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In 2008, the local planning commission rejected a plan by Towne Properties for development of the property.
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