Symmes Township, Ohio – The entire site of the closed JC Penny store on Union Cemetery Road, including the retail outlets is being proposed to transition into what Nextgen Automotive 4, LLC is calling an “Automotive Retail Destination”. In their application for re-zoning, they say that the “current retail market has forced the closure of the JC Penny facility and many of the retail spaces are also vacant” and the site will be transformed into a “vibrant retail property that will help drive economic growth to Symmes Township and surrounding communities and businesses.”

Below you can view photos of the outlet stores and read the Symmes Township notice of a public hearing on a proposed zone change.

Zoning Public/Staff Review Scheduled for old JC Penney Site

Notice is hereby given that a public/staff review meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 19th at 7:00pm to review a proposal received for a zone change from “EE” Planned Residence with Retail and “OO” Planned Office to “EE” Planned Residence with Retail on both parcels. The subject property is located at 9365 Fields Ertel Road which is the old JC Penney site (Parcel #620-0190-0573/0574).

This staff review will be held via Zoom. The registration link will be posted on our website shortly

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  1. We don’t need another automobile dealership on Fields-Ertel Road. Two Automall dealers have already oozed out onto Fields-Ertel. Please let’s try to maintain the retail diversity of the area. Fields-Ertel has been a destination shopping region for decades. It will turn into a clone of the Jeff Wyler Rt. 32 area in Clermont county if we are not careful. Zoning laws were designed to prevent unbalanced development. Symmes Township please do not give in to another big developer’s pipe dream.

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