Loveland, Ohio – On Tuesday, December 15, City Council held a public hearing on the proposed Homerama site for the corner of Butterworth Road and St. Rt. 48 in Warren County. The developer is requesting a change in Loveland’s Zoning Map to a “Special Planning District” (SPD) to accommodate building single-family homes for the 2022 Homerama.
The concept plan has now made it through the first three sessions of government scrutiny and again goes back to City Council.
The latest approval was when the Planning and Zoning Commission received the plan again and met on January 5. They voted to recommend to City Council that the zoning map amendment should be made, and that City Council should set a public hearing on the proposal. They followed the recommendation of City Staff that the Council should conduct a first reading of the ordinance on February 9 and schedule a public hearing and conduct a second reading of the ordinance on February 23
The subdivision will be named Chimney Ridge and will be a Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati 2022 Homerama site. The developer is CB Butterworth, LLC 3333 Madison Pk Suite C Ft. Wright, KY. The homes would sell for $600,000 to 1,300,000.
The proposed development includes 30 single-family dwelling units with a maximum density that shall not exceed 1.15 units per acre and a minimum lot size of 16,000 square feet.
Jack Baldwin who lives on County Down Lane in the next-door subdivision of Brandywine told City Council on December 15 that he has talked with about a third of the homeowners in his subdivision and received no objections to the layout of the proposal, except concerns about traffic leaving the subdivision at the intersection of Butterworth Road and Brandywine Lane. Baldwin said he was representing the subdivisions of Brandywine and Butterworth Glen. He also said that residents had concerns about the traffic impact to the intersection of Butterworth Road and St. Rt. 48.
Representing the developer, Greg Berling, noted that he completed a traffic study for Chimney Ridge, Brandywine, and Butterworth Glen to get a comparison. He said that Brandywine and Butterworth Glen have around 553 daily trips and Chimney Ridge is estimated to have 71 daily trips.
Here is the proposal currently on the desk of council members: