Riverfront sites targeted to make way for West Carrollton entertainment district

More buildings that West Carrollton owns on the Great Miami River are expected to be demolished soon.

The Marina Drive structures are set to be torn down if West Carrollton City Council on Tuesday night approves legislation that will continue riverfront redevelopment work with the goal of a multi-million dollar entertainment district off Interstate 75.

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The city wants to demolish buildings at 5449, 5641 and 5649 Marina, West Carrollton records show. It is proposing to hire the same company that is clearing nearly 14 acres at the former Carrollton Plaza across the street, records show.

Green City Demolition was the lowest bidder at $99,648 to clear the land, giving the city nearly 5 contiguous acres of vacant land along the riverfront.

O’Rourke Wrecking submitted a proposal for $145,600, and Charles Jurgens bid $150,971, city records show.

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In 2012, a 600-acre, $110 million entertainment district was proposed in West Carrollton. In 2014, the city received state approval for a community entertainment district in the area of Dixie Drive and Central Avenue.

West Carrollton City Council is set to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers of the West Carrollton Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave.


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