Senior living facility coming to Fairborn


FAIRBORN — The Fairborn City Council has approved a preliminary planned unit development (PUD) for a 72-unit senior residency at 1185 Channingway Drive.

Fairborn City Planner Kathleen Riggs presented the proposal at a council meeting Feb. 19. The facility, for those 55 and older, is set to be constructed on a five-acre lot.

Amenities in the planned construction include 72 one- and two-bedroom residences, a fitness area, community room, onsite management, covered drop-off entrances, and more. There will be 120 parking spaces allotted for next to the two-story building. Each room will be between 700 and 900 square feet.

Riggs said that the land is near single and multi-family units, so building a senior living facility may be the best option as opposed to a commercial property.

“We feel that this design has the least impact to those residential uses next door,” she said.

This preliminary plan was initially sent back to the applicant with constructive feedback from the planning board but has since been modified and approved 6-0 by the board, according to city documents.

The resolution was adopted unanimously by the city council Feb. 19, and the applicant has now been approved to finalize plans and iron out remaining details.

“We will continue to work with the applicant and iron out specific details,” said Riggs, who mentioned fire hydrant placement and elevation measurements are some details that still need to be cleared up.

A final development plan is expected to be presented to the council and approved once again by the end of the year, after which construction can start.

Contact Ethan Charles at 937-502-4532.

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