The proposed facility would be built on a 35-acre tract as part of the MADE Industrial Park near the corner of Yankee and Todhunter roads. That site was last proposed as an indoor marijuana growing facility.
The timing of the new facility coincides with the $1.81 million extension of Salzman Road that would link Ohio 63 with Todhunter and Yankee roads.
“Location is a key factor in any project, and I think the Salzman Road extension is making this site even more attractive in the marketplace,” said Jennifer Ekey, city economic development director. “As we have seen over the past several months, buildings are moving quicker than they have in the recent past and we expect that, although this facility is being constructed as a spec building, there will be great interest once it gets underway.”
After this project is completed, she said there will be about 45 acres of property still available in the MADE Industrial Park.
The extension will align with Yankee Road and will provide a straight route for truck and commercial traffic to and from Middletown between Todhunter Road and Ohio 63 for easier access to Ohio 4 and Interstate 75.
The extension will enable semi-trucks to avoid a railroad crossing as well as the area around Monroe High School and Junior High school.