By Nathan Pilling
BEAVERCREEK — TCN Behavioral Health Services is considering an expansion to a facility in Beavercreek, pending a rezoning request before Beavercreek City Council.
The non-profit is looking into purchasing a 26,000-square-foot facility at 1400 Grange Hall Road, which currently has a zoning designation that would not allow for the behavioral health and prevention services activities TCN is proposing at the site. Because of that designation, TCN is petitioning council for the property to be rezoned so those activities could take place at the site.
According to TCN Associate CEO Tom Otto, the non-profit would use the facility for a variety of behavioral health and prevention services.
“We’re looking at mental health, prevention, substance use and abuse treatment, case management, psychiatric services,” he told city council members at a public hearing about the rezoning Monday night. Otto also said that about 35 employees would work at the location and estimated that 70-90 consumers would be seen at the site daily.
“We are at capacity and beyond,” Otto said of TCN’s need for additional space. The non-profit currently has locations in Fairborn and Xenia. “We have a lot of issues with office space. … Beavercreek is a central location in Greene County. It seemed like a good space to start for additional space.”
Otto said TCN is “still in the process of looking to purchase” the facility and would move forward with the purchase after the zoning issue is resolved. According to Greene County property records, the facility and 3.22 acres of property – currently owned by Harding Development Ltd. – have a $1.4 million appraised value.
Council members approved the first reading of an ordinance that would see the property rezoned for TCN’s use Monday.
“This looks like a great reinvestment into the community,” council member Zach Upton said at the hearing Monday. “We appreciate you guys showing your interest in it.”
“I agree this is a good thing all the way around,” Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone said. “I think this is a very good fit.”
The rezoning ordinance will move forward to a second reading at the council’s next meeting.
According to TCN’s website, it provides services to more than 6,500 clients annually from Greene County and surrounding communities and employs more than 150 individuals.
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