Dollar General still interested in Cuba site

By Gary Huffenberger -

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — A Dollar General store at the junction of U.S. 68 and S.R. 350 remains a possibility, according to court papers.

As previously reported, Clinton County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) members turned down, for public safety reasons, a request from a Dollar General developer seeking a waiver from access regulations to build a store at the highway junction next to Cuba in Clinton County.

Later, the developer appealed the RPC’s decision, taking the decision to Clinton County Common Pleas Court to review it.

Now, a court paper filed Dec. 16 by legal counsel for both parties — the developer Cross Development, and the RPC — indicates that after the appeal was filed, the developer has been working diligently to revise their original site plan to address the RPC’s concerns.

A revised site plan and a traffic study have been submitted for RPC’s consideration, states the Dec. 16 court paper.

“Currently, appellants [Cross Development LLC] are continuing to refine their site plan and are in negotiations with the current property owner in an effort to address the concerns of all interested parties,” the paper states.

By a vote of 10-0 with one abstention, RPC members had denied the developer’s request for a waiver from access management regulations to build the store.

The junction of Routes 68 and 350 has two two-way ramps.

Dollar General is one of America’s fastest-growing retailers.

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.

By Gary Huffenberger