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Centerville City Leadership To Again Pursue State Grant
Stalled Dille Development May Get Back on Track to Timely Completion
Centerville, OH – August 22, 2012 – The stalled Dille Project that would bring an infusion of economic development to the region may be back on the track, thanks to the efforts of city leaders and administrators. Centerville City Council agreed to again pursue a lost $800,000 state grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission for the widening and improvement of Feedwire Road.
The state funding was lost July 31 when local developer Cornerstone failed to provide necessary right-of-way which caused the forfeiture of the funding. However, a week after Cornerstone Developers filed a petition in Greene County Common Pleas Court to detach the Dille property, they asked the city to return to the table in an attempt to resolve their issues. Although the suit is still pending, the city now has until October 1st to file a response.
“And we hope that during this time, the developer will agree to provide a development that is in the best interests of our community, our region and our taxpayers,” Centerville economic development director Nathan Cahall explains. “We would obviously rather avoid litigation. But we will not agree nor are we in any rush to agree to anything that we believe will jeopardize the long term, strategic vision of sustainable economic development and transportation solutions for this region, or anything that would put our city and our taxpayers at risk.”