BEAVERCREEK — Trinity Community of Beavercreek will soon be adding new facilities to their nursing home community located on Indian Ripple Road.
Beavercreek City Council passed the first reading of a modification to the existing site plan allowing the expansion rat the Sept. 11 meeting.
United Church Homes, company for the Trinity Community went before City Council requesting a major modification to the existing site plan to allow for construction of a two-story assisted living facility. They also want to add three additional four-unit independent living facilities to replace an existing older four-unit living facilities that will be torn down. The future building will total approximately 40,000 square feet on approximately 25.3 acres.
Resident, Diane Kuegler voiced concern regarding the expansion stating that she felt it would create too much traffic and additional need for more police and fire department services, especially increase noise from ambulance.
Currently the 25 acres in question has eight buildings, 108,000 square feet, is a 181 assisted living facility, private and semi-private rooms. The older buildings were originally constructed in the 1970s.
One issue that became a topic of concern was the fact that this facility only has one point of entrance and exit. The construction company requested to move the current entrance, but since a project is planned in the future to widen Indian Ripple Road, council requested that the contractors wait until that road work is underway before moving forward with their change. That leaves only one way to get in and one way to get out. Should there be any traffic jam or closure on Indian Ripple, it might create an issue for emergency crews or regular traffic to flow through this facility.
Council discussed options, but concluded that this was a topic for the final site plan.
The request was approved with 17 conditions, including specifications for trash collection containers, trash collection requirements, door color, building materials, landscaping, light fixtures, drainage, construction hours, and more. This issue will move on to the second reading during the next city council meeting.
Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.