With the relentless rush to the middle over the last two decades, the landscape of the I-75 Growth Corridor continues to change; develop and expand. The trend continues as we help create the changes that define our future. Over the past year, several key projects have been completed, are nearing completion or are in the initial stages of development. Keep your eye on these following projects:
Union Centre Boulevard Interchange
In the fall of 2020, construction on the Diverging (double crossover) Diamond Interchange (DDI) with a center walkway for pedestrian access is scheduled to be completed with a cost of $20 million. Capacity and safety drove this project that will provide easier access on and off I-75. Since its inception in 2009, there are over 100 DDI locations in the U.S.
Butler Tech Bio-Science Center
A 4,500 square foot addition onto the 2nd floor of its existing building was completed in December, 2019. The $2.1 million vertical expansion project includes a phlebotomy lab, classrooms and additional study space for students.
Miami University VOA
To better partner with more industries, Miami’s Regional Campuses (Hamilton and Middletown) relocated its commerce department to West Chester and launched the Miami Regional Commerce Innovation Hub in September, 2019.
TriHealth Medical Center
December, 2019 marked the opening of the TriHealth Network’s fourth primary care location. A 50,000 square foot two-story facility with adult primary care doctors, orthopedic specialists, specialists in midwifery, physical therapy and x-ray. There will also be an urgent care facility called Primary Care that will be open seven days a week. The Miller Valentine Group and Brandicorp are the developers. Future buildings include a medical office building, a hotel, and retail.
Proposed Milliken Road Interchange
The proposed interchange would open more than 700 acres to support Liberty Township’s commercial and residential growth and development. Extension of Cox Road northeast of 1-75 between Liberty Way and State Route 63 will provide regional connectivity between Butler and Warren Counties. Plans for the Milliken Road Interchange development would include offices, a tech park, and limited industrial facilities. It will also include walkability, green space and life-style amenities like hotels & a conference center, retail, restaurants and an entertainment district.
Miami Valley Gaming
Miami Valley Gaming recently announced a $100,000 million expansion to include 10,000 square feet of gaming floor space with an additional 250 gaming machines, totaling 2200, 194 hotel rooms, a parking garage with up to 1000 spaces for cars and 100 new jobs, totaling 550. MVG has delivered $270 million in gaming taxes since opening in 2013. The completion date is scheduled by mid-2021.
Union Village In Turtlecreek Township
Construction has started on our region’s 1stlarge-scale urbanism community – walkability, connectivity, diversity and quality of life. Otterbein’s $1.5 billion, 1400 acre “new urban” master planned community is expected to develop over three decades to 4,500 homes which could house up to 12,000 residents. Plans include Otterbein’s SeniorLife Community, a $15 million sports park on 109 acres and a three-story, 22,500 square foot multi-tenant office building.
Kettering Health Middletown
Less than a year after opening in 2018, Kettering Health Middletown expanded its woman’s services with the dedication of its 2.5 million, 6000 square foot Breast Evaluation Center in November, 2019. The expansion features a 3D mammography unit with a sensory suite and allows for additional space for physicians.
Former Cox Ohio Print Technology Center
This landmark facility closed its doors in 2017 and was sold in June, 2019 to Modula who is investing $26.5 million to develop a manufacturing and logistics hub, making it, its second location in the United States. Modula’s new Franklin facility will generate 100 new jobs.
Austin Landing South At Austin Boulevard
A proposed project (April, 2019) for a mixed-use community that will feature restaurants, retail, multi-family housing, office spaces, senior housing, hotels and lodging on 68 acres. This project could spur $350 million in new development.
The economic impact of these projects will be substantial for our region. Decades of new development should be followed by more of the same. Expect sustainable growth for the long-term. Most of the room for future growth will be located on I-75 in a stretch of Butler County leading up to Warren County, specifically between Liberty Way and State Route 63. A proposed Milliken Road Interchange will open up this area for future commercial development. So keep your eye on the I-75 Growth Corridor…there’s more to come. If you miss a day, you’ll miss a lot!
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