Tuesday, October 14, 2008

EDC to consider rezoning for Gray Road landfill

On October 21, Cincinnati City Council's Economic Development Committee will consider a zoning change for land that includes the former Gray Road landfill in Winton Hills.

The change would rezone the property west of Winton Road from ML Manufacturing Limited District and SF-20 Single Family District to MA Manufacturing Agricultural District, eliminating most future commercial uses while allowing for clean light industry and office uses.

The new zoning would also allow for the large-lot residential and agricultural uses that now make up most of the site.

The City Planning Commission recommended the zoning change on July 25.

Property owner Gray Road Fill, Inc. has proposed a light industrial park on an 81-acre portion of the site that could employ up to 3,000 people.

The City estimates that the site could support 50,000 to 70,000 square feet of buildings and is eyeing the project for LEED certification.

After several tumultuous years and a lawsuit against the City, the landfill finally closed at the end of 2007 as a result of a consent agreement between Gray Road Fill, the City, and Gray Road reisdents.

City staff is currently working with Gray Road Fill and consultant Menelaos Triantafillou of UC's College of DAAP on a site development plan, with the goal of creating a planned development district (PD) for the industrial park.

Previous reading on BC:
How will Gray Road landfill be redeveloped? (6/23/08)