- Township Living
- Township Snapshot
The following is a snapshot of Sugarcreek Township projects and updates for the month of May 2023 from the township administrator.
Thank you to the community for its overwhelming support of our Police Department. This additional funding will allow the Township to continue to provide the excellent public safety services our residents expect, as well as expand our reach into the schools.
Sugarcreek Township, in conjunction with Yellow Springs and the City of Xenia, is anxiously awaiting word on the status of our $25 million RAISE grant submission. This would fund three multi-use trail enhancement projects that will connect important trail sections in Greene County. Sugarcreek’s project would look to realize engineering and construction of the long discussed Bellbrook to Spring Valley connector, connecting Sugarcreek Township and the City of Bellbrook to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Spring Valley.
Plans for the Sugarcreek Veterans Memorial are moving forward. The Memorial will be located at the northeast corner of the Feedwire/Upper Bellbrook Road/Pine Court intersection, an ideal location made possible by the transfer of the property from the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District to the Sugarcreek Township. We are looking to break ground on this project this year.
We have created a new Fire Marshal position that will be filled by Jordan Ewing, a longtime member of our Fire Department. This position will allow us to be even more responsive to the needs of our business community. We look forward to supporting Jordan in his new role.
The redevelopment of the Applebee’s site for a Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen continues. We look forward to a Grand Opening this summer with details forthcoming as the event date nears!
Residential construction remains strong in the Sugar Point, Reserves of Sugarcreek, Bellasera and Landings at Sugarcreek developments. New home construction in Magnolia Meadows has begun! With a myriad of different housing types under construction, Sugarcreek Township remains committed to responsible development in areas of the Township planned for it.
The Zoning Commission initiated a text amendment to the Zoning Resolution to allow our residential PUD option to be utilized in the area of the township characterized by suburban type residential development. We have a number of large farms zoned and planned for future residential development and we will look to use the PUD process to ensure that future development is consistent with the standards our community has set (open space, layout, maintaining rural character, buffering, screening, landscaping, quality, connectivity, etc.).
We look forward to welcoming PopShelf (focusing on seasonal and home goods) and Sweet Adaline’s Bakery (a local bakery with a location in Tipp City that sells made from scratch cookies, pastries, cake, breads and other sweet confections) to the community in the coming months.
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