The Board of Trustees has signed off on a plan to re-zone 321 acres of land at the Dayton Wright Brothers Airport. Trustees voted unanimously at the December 11 meeting to designate the land for mixed-use purposes instead of solely operating as an airport district.
The city of Dayton owns the airport which sits at the corner of State Route 741 and Austin Boulevard. While the city currently has no formal plans for the land, the new zoning will bring any future development in line with standards already set in and around Austin Landing.
City and township leaders envision the property to consist of three sections of development. While Area 1 will continue to support airport needs, Area 2 will allow office space for companies that want to locate closer to the airport. It also permits businesses that serve the community such as retail, restaurants and a gas station, plus the construction of an electronic sign. Area 3 is set up primarily as an industrial and business park to attract new employers to the region such as corporate offices and manufacturing companies.
Any new development in the newly zoned area must meet the standards set for signage, landscaping, lighting and design. The trustees’ approval of Resolution #115-2018 to adopt the proposal upholds the recommendation of the Zoning Commission.