Thursday, September 25, 2003

Fairfield Twp. trustees approve retail project



By Jennifer Edwards
The Cincinnati Enquirer

FAIRFIELD TWP. - This Butler County suburb will be the next to see its own major shopping center - and eventually could have a movie theater.

Trustees unanimously approved rezoning late Tuesday for a potential $70 million center on the southeast corner of Princeton Road and Ohio Bypass 4.

"It's going to be absolutely wonderful for Fairfield Township," said Trustee Steve Morgan. "We are going to be built out over the next four to five years, and we need to get our share of good business that we want."

Construction is to begin soon at The Pavillion at Princeton Road on 66 acres. Plans call for at least 520,000 square feet of retail space and perhaps an 80,000-square-foot, 12-screen cinema.

No tenants have been signed, but the center could open as early as fall 2004, according to developer Michael Tavel of Premier Properties USA Inc. of Indianapolis.

E-mail jedwards@enquirer.com.




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