Rezoning means what’s left of Skyborn Drive-In, Skateland will disappear

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Rezoning means what's left of Skyborn Drive-In, Skateland will disappear

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The Bath Twp. board of trustees voted unanimously Thursday night in favor of a zoning change that means what’s left of the iconic Skyborn Drive-In and Skateland will be razed.

The properties are on Haddix Road in the township, north of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and the land will become the home to a construction company.

"It's going to be sad to see them go," Dan Kirkpatrick, Fairborn Area Historical Society vice president, told WHIO-TV's James Buechele.

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"It's been a place for families to go to watch a movie," he said. "It's been a place for kids to go skating."

This is what's left of the Skyborn Drive-In in Bath Twp., Greene County. (Courtesy/James Buechele)
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This is what's left of the Skyborn Drive-In in Bath Twp., Greene County. (Courtesy/James Buechele)

Kirkpatrick said the historical society is working with the construction company, Barrett Paving, to use the property as a quarry. Both sides also will be exploring the area for any historical artifacts to save.

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Officials with the paving company said they are willing to possibly save the drive-in sign.

Kirkpatrick said he's not sure where the sign would go.

"Who knows? We might be able to find some future use for it," he said.

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