Residents attend I-75 corridor study meeting


Exit 78 one of seven in county

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@aimmediamidwest.com



MIAMI COUNTY — Approximately 40 people, the majority landowners, attended a public meeting Monday regarding the county’s study of the Interstate 75 and County Road 25-A area.

The interchange is one of seven in Miami County and is located in the northern Troy and southern Piqua area that is more than 80 percent farm ground.

Kim Littleton of Burton Planning Services said the firm will present its complete findings around February 2018. The area being studied encompasses approximately 3,000 acres, which Littleton said is a relatively small area in regard to development.

The presentation highlighted the Exit 78 area’s “Gateway” to both Troy and Piqua communities in the agricultural area, which emphasized the key asset in the area is the interstate’s access itself.

Participants gathered in groups to identify areas in the study zone that residents liked and disliked.

The study would also analyze what infrastructure would be necessary for improvements, creating design concepts, and coming up with plans to market the area. The board of county commissioners approved an agreement with Burton Planning Services for a study of the North County Road 25-A corridor at a cost of $47,900 this summer.

A representative offered to be available to residents to discuss the study.

A survey is available online at surveymonkey.com/r/planCR25A. The survey asks respondents what they like and dislike about the area surrounding the interchange. The survey also asks respondants if they’d like to see any new development in the area with images ranging from housing development, restaurants, education buildings, manufacturing facilities, business parks and others.

For more information, contact Richard Osgood at the Miami County Department of Development at ROsgood@miamiCountyOhio.gov or (937) 440-8121.

Exit 78 one of seven in county

By Melanie Yingst

myingst@aimmediamidwest.com

Follow Melanie Yingst on Twitter @Troydailynews

Follow Melanie Yingst on Twitter @Troydailynews

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