Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gray Road landfill rezoned

Cincinnati City Council has approved the rezoning of the former Gray Road landfill in Winton Hills.

The ordinance changes the property west of Winton Road from limited manufacturing and single-family zoning to MA Manufacturing Agricultural District, allowing for the development of light industrial and office uses and retaining much of its current agricultural and large-lot residential use.

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.

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.

Pressure from the City and neighborhood residents, who complained about dust and noise from truck traffic entering and exiting the site, led to the landfill's closure in 2007.

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Previous reading on BC:
EDC to consider rezoning for Gray Road landfill (10/14/08)
How will Gray Road landfill be redeveloped? (6/23/08)