Monday, October 16, 2000

Developer proposes Oxford landominiums

By Randy McNutt
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        OXFORD — A Fairfield development company will ask Oxford City Council again this weekfor permission to build a 48-unit residential project on Hester Road.

        J-II Homes of Fairfield wants to build the Oxford Manor landominium project on 6.6 acres, as a planned unit development that aims to bring the Hester Road community together, and maximize open space.

        The Oxford Planning Commission has recommended approval of the project, but council expressed reservations about potential traffic problems near U.S. 27.

        J-II's request resulted in a tie vote recently when one council member was absent because of an emergency.

        According to planner Dan Johnson, the new plans are similar to the ones that J-II submitted to council over the summer.

        On Tuesday, Patrick Merten of J-II will ask council to reconsider the project, which consists of single-family ranch units, with a gazebo and sitting area planned for the middle area.

        The units, brick with two baths, range from 1,010 to 1,150 square feet.

        Prices would range from $90,000 to $110,000.

        Mr. Merten said Oxford, the home of Miami University, needs additional housing, and the proposed subdivision would help fill the void.

        Traditionally, competition in the local housing market has been keen, in part because Oxford stands alone in rural northwestern Butler County, away from other cities, and Oxford is a university town.


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