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Developer plans $1.6M project along Tylersville Road

July 20, 2015  |  Beckmark

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A developer wants to bring more than 14,000 square feet of office space to one of West Chester Twp.’s most traveled roads.

Mark Sennet of Beckmark Inc. wants to develop 4.5 acres at 7182 Tylersville Road and 7200 Tylersville Road about 680 feet west of Wetherington Drive.

Plans for the site include removing the vacant, single-family homes there and constructing a two-story, 9,600 square foot structure at 7182 Tylersville Road and a two-story, 9,600 square foot structure at 7200 Tylersville Road.

Sennet said a dentist is set to occupy the larger building and the smaller building is still being marketed to potential tenants.

The site is appealing because of the lack of frontage on Tylersville Road for commercial use, he said.

“It’s a collector road feeding I-75 and (the project is) good for the community, bringing tax dollars to support the school system and bringing goods and services also, as well as employment,” Sennet said. “It also will remove a distressed building on the property” at 7200 Tylersville Road.

West Chester Zoning Commission, which is scheduled to meet today, could recommend a zoning map amendment that would change the site’s designation from residential to general office on the township’s comprehensive land use plan. If that happens, and if trustees approve rezoning and plans for the site, construction could start as early as October and possibly be completed by next April.

Total cost of the project is estimated at between $1.4 million to $1.6 million, Sennet said.

West Chester Twp. has a total of 1,559,306 square feet of Class A office space, according to Xceligent, a nationwide provider of property and listing information for the commercial real estate industry.

Of that square footage, about 95 percent is occupied through second quarter 2015, leaving 77,189 square feet available.

Beckmark Inc. has developed multiple properties throughout Liberty and West Chester townships, including businesses at the intersection of Ohio 747 and Princeton Road, Cincinnati-Dayton and Princeton Road; and Cincinnati-Dayton and Hamilton-Mason Road, as well as developments along Cincinnati-Dayton Road that include Mercy Health’s Liberty Falls Medical Office Building, Comey & Shepherd and Midas.

Beckmark also sold the property that ended up being developed as Liberty Commons shopping center, the site of Kroger Marketplace and other retail businesses.