The project includes an investment of $1.273 million in construction and upgrades to the facility, including separating all utilities from the city’s municipal building, and will create 12 new full-time jobs and $375,000 in new payroll.
The building, 140 N. Verity Parkway, has been empty for the past decade since a new senior center was built on Central Avenue in 2007.
The Columbus-based Allen family also owns Motohio, a dealership with multiple lines of motorcycles including BMW. Allen said his family owns the BMW motorcycle dealership rights for the Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton regions. Other than Columbus, the nearest BMW motorcycle dealerships are in Indianapolis and in Louisville.