Warren County sports complex under construction

The Warren County Board of Commissioners granted an access permit this morning for a section of the $16 million county sports complex off Greentree Road.

The permit, allows the building of up to three driveways into the facility, including two across Greentree Road from New England Way.

“This layout makes the most sense,” Assistant County Engineer Kurt Weber said on Tuesday in explaining why the engineer’s office was recommending approval of the permit, although it violated their policy because the eastern two access points, across from new England Way, are too close together.

A study for the Warren County Port Authority showed the three access points should manage the traffic, assuming police are used to manage traffic during peak periods when the fields are in use.

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Earth moving has already begun on the section of the park off Ohio 741, on the north side of the 1,400-acre site of Union Village, a 4,500-home mixed use development also encompassing the Otterbein retirement home campus and the sports complex.

There are very large machines out there pushing down trees,” said Phil Smith, director of the county’s convention and visitors bureau, which will manage the facility. “Work has started.”

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