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Project Details
Transportation & Government Services
Valley-Bell Connector (Phase 1-B)
Project is the first section of a connector road which will link commuters in southern Greene County to Wright Patterson. Project will improve safety for users of Greene County Regional Airport. Project will support continued economic development of airport as well as economic development of Valley Springs Farm economic planning area. Funds will be spent to offset State Infrastructure Bank loan obligation which constitutes project local match.
Organization Details
Beavercreek Township Board of Trustees
851 Orchard Ln.
Beavercreek, Ohio. 45434
Greene
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Government
Organization Contact Details
Alex Zaharieff
Township Administrator
Beavercreek Township Board of Trustees
937-429-4472
851 Orchard Ln.
Beavercreek, Ohio. 45434
Greene
Max McConnell (Beavercreek Township Board of Trustees) - mmcconnell@beavercreektownship.org; (937) 306-0065
Location Details
Beavercreek Township
Greene
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
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3740499
Ohio Public Works Commission (grant) - $1,000,000 has already been awarded for this project
Greene County Community Investment Grant Program (grant) - $100,000 has been applied for. Review to occur 11/2022 with award of at least $50,000 highly likely.
Greene County ARPA funds allocation - $50,000 has been requested, with review ongoing. Conversations with County Administrator suggest funding is highly likely.
Ohio State Infrastructure Bank Loan (loan) - $2,640,499 will be borrowed (potentially $2,490,499 with higher CIG award). Trustees approved motion for request in October, 2022.
Construction or Capital
Yes
Ohio Public Works Commission (grant) - $1,000,000 has already been awarded for this project
Greene County Community Investment Grant Program (grant) - $100,000 has been applied for. Review to occur 11/2022 with award of at least $50,000 highly likely.
Greene County ARPA funds allocation - $50,000 has been requested, with review ongoing. Conversations with County Administrator suggest funding is highly likely.
Ohio State Infrastructure Bank Loan (loan) - $2,640,499 will be borrowed (potentially $2,490,499 with higher CIG award). Trustees approved motion for request in October, 2022.
Phase 1-A (water and sewer service to Greene County Regional Airport) was funded jointly by the Township, Greene County Commissioners, and Ohio Public Works Commission
All needed Right Of Way for this project was donated by community stakeholders, representing additional cost savings for the project estimated at roughly $80,000.
Yes
Within the next 6-12 months
Ohio Public Works Commission grants
Township is exploring Ohio Dept. of Development Roadwork Development (629) funding for Phase 3
Township is exploring additional Ohio Public Works Commission grant funding for Phase 2
Community Details
The Beavercreek Township Fire Department’s intent is to locate Fire Station 66 along the Connector and reduce response time to National Standards of 4 minutes or less for the service area. Two minutes or more can be saved during emergency responses. Response time will improve due to fewer hairpin turns, high-speed intersections, and improved road type. The Fire department plan is to reduce travel time to the national standard of 4 minutes, or less, for as much of the service area as possible. The two minutes or more saved by the Connector will substantially increase the area served within four minutes travel time from the proposed fire station. The strategic value of the Connector is integral to the siting of the proposed Fire Station. The Fire Chief has on multiple occasions stated that the Connector’s construction should precede the Station’s construction. The proposed bike path along the Connector, from Indian Ripple Rd to Oakes Quarry Park, was unanimously ranked by Greene County residents as the highest priority project related to pedestrian mobility. Once the entire Valley-Bell Connector project is completed, the proposed side-path/trail would connect multiple parks and the cities of Beavercreek and Fairborn as shown in the Greene County Master Trails Plan adopted April 2021. The Valley Springs Farm PUD is targeted for commercial development and zoned as such. Completion of Phase 1B of the Connector will allow for development of the PUD in areas which are not currently accessible by a roadway. The "most develop-able" areas of the PUD are those which would be served by Phase 1B. Phase 1B of the Connector is wide enough to support commercial activity in the PUD as well as proposed activity in the Airport's Master Plan. The figure quoted for new jobs created is a very conservative estimate based on the approved concept plan for the Valley Springs Farm PUD. The number of jobs created is roughly 25% of the number given by the property owners, and the average salary represents a median point for the types of jobs proposed (office, light manufacturing, research). The Greene County Regional Airport, the entrance to which is directly connected to this project, hosts a wide range of users including Career Center aviation technician students, Air Force trainees for in-flight medicine, and regular aviation uses. The improvement of this intersection will calm traffic at this important community space and increase safety.
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Additional Details
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Max McConnell
9373060065
mmcconnell@beavercreektownship.org
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