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Plan for new homes near Dayton Mall wins commission approval

A revised plan to build more than 80 homes near the Dayton Mall has received preliminary approval.

The Miami Twp. Zoning Commission on Tuesday night recommended passage of a change that would allow the construction of 82 homes on 31.7 acres north of mall and just east of Ohio 741.

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The request by Zengel Construction is for a major modification to the preliminary development plan approved in 2007 for the project, known as Rivendell.

Two previous proposals involving Ryan Homes as the developer have been rejected by Miami Twp. trustees.

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The homes would average 1,600 square feet and the development would include more than 6 acres of open space, township records show.

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Prior efforts for similar applications were denied by the township in 2017 – one in the spring and another in the fall. The effort denied last September by township trustees had earlier won unanimous support of the zoning commission.

Trustees voted the plan down after residents of the Vienna Park subdivision built by Zengel Construction said they feared the negative affects the development would have on traffic, worsening road conditions and drainage, among other issues.

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