By Danielle Coots
For the News-Current
BEAVERCREEK — The road department came before Beavercreek City Council to obtain the needed permission to negotiate purchases of additional right-of-way and easements for the Dayton-Xenia Road Widening Project. Three properties are still awaiting negotiations and/or final documentation. Those three properties are between Woods Drive and East Wallaby Drive. This request will keep the project on schedule.
“This project is scheduled to begin construction next year,” said the city’s staff member Schmidt. “We had 50 property owners in total that needed to be contacted. At this time, we only have three that we haven’t been able to contact or finalize.”
The Widening project will transform the current road into a three-lane road with new curbs, gutters, storm sewers, and a sidepath along the north and south sides of the roadway. This process is needed to keep ODOT on schedule.
The city is waiting to hear from or finalize documentation are from the property owners of R&P Middletown Properties, LLC; business owner at 3455 Dayton-Xenia Road near Busy Beaver; and nursery owner, John Deal. The city will continue to try until the right-of-way certification is needed by ODOT.
The city has not been able to make contact at all with R&P Middletown Properties, LLC, formally known as Daniel O’Brian Properties, LLC. The city recently learned about the business name change and are hoping to now make contact. The owner of 3455 Dayton-Xenia Road, near Busy Beaver, has been contacted and negotiations have begun, but there is a gap in pricing difference wanted by the property owner. Negotiations continue.
John Deal, the owner of the nursery on Dayton-Xenia Road has been in contact with the city and an agreement has been reached. The city is just having trouble obtaining a partial mortgage release from Deal’s mortgage company.
The appropriations that have been approved by city council is just a formality to avoid any future delay with the Dayton-Xenia Road Widening Project.
Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.