Proposed FC Cincinnati practice facility in Milford

Batavia, Ohio – The Clermont County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Session at 7 PM on Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Board’s session room to review a development agreement and draft of the Clermont County Port Authority preliminary term sheet relating to the proposed FC Cincinnati practice facility in Milford.

The Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the City of Milford and FC Cincinnati will be asked to present the development agreement for the facility.

The CVB, FC Cincinnati, and the City of Milford have asked the Board of County Commissioners to approve a 1% increase in the lodging tax for Clermont County, which would raise it from 6% to 7%. The City of Milford has asked that the additional revenue be used to help repay city securities that will be used for property acquisition.

Commissioners said last year that before they voted on any increase in the lodging tax, they would hold a meeting to invite public input.

Commissioners are not expected to vote on the lodging tax on Aug. 14.

The County Administration Building is located at 101 E. Main St., Batavia. The Session Room is on the third floor.

According to FC Cincinnati:

FC Cincinnati has agreed to enter into an agreement, pending final local government approval, with the City of Milford, Clermont County, Clermont County Port Authority and Clermont County Ohio Convention and Visitors Bureau to develop a team training complex in Milford, Ohio.

Located on Lila Ave., off Rt. 275 in Milford and on the site of the current Expressway Park softball complex and adjoining property, the FC Cincinnati training complex is expected to fully operational by July 2019 and all site work is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. The FCC first team will relocate to the complex in January 2019 and will utilize temporary team facilities until the training complex is completed later in the summer.

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