Sunday, July 16, 2000

Developer seeks OK to build offices

By Jeff Carlton
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        FORT MITCHELL — Officials will consider a zoning change to accommodate plans of a developer to create additional low-rise office space.

        Jerry Deters of Buttermilk Enterprises, which developed the area around the Drawbridge Inn, is looking to purchase 9.8 acres nearby, near Buttermilk Pike and Dixie Highway.

        Mr. Deters said he wants to convert seven single-family homes on the property into low-rise office space.

        The property is zoned for single-family dwellings. Mr. Deters is asking for an amendment to the zoning code to allow for what is called limited commercial offices.

        The zoning change would require he maintain at least 10 percent of the land as green space in order to blend it in with the existing development in the area. Mr. Deter's plan includes 30 percent green space.

        “His plans easily meet that requirement,” said Keith Logsdon, a planner with the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission.

        The commission meets Aug. 3 and will consider the request. It will make a recommendation to city council, which is not obligated to follow the recommendation.

        Buttermilk Enterprises developed several other properties along Royal Drive, including the Drawbridge Inn, Graeters and the Oldenburg Brewery.


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