Thimble Creek (Beavercreek Road) Concept Plan

Thimble Creek (Beavercreek Road) Concept Plan

The City Commission adopted the second reading of the Ordinance at the July 1, 2020, City Commission Meeting. The proposed code changes are effective on July 31, 2020.

The Notice of Decision, Ordinance, and adopted documents can be reviewed on the Land Use Notice - LEG 19-00003 page.

The purpose of this project was to translate the previously adopted concept plan and vision into clear and objective development code/zoning, provide clarity when necessary, and reach out to the community for additional feedback when needed.

Thank you all for participating in this process. Your comments and suggestions helped flesh out the broad vision adopted in 2008 and readopted in 2016. Some highlights include:

  • Beavercreek Road was expanded to a planned 5-lane section south of the Meyers Road intersection
  • Beavercreek Road intersections to be signalized rather than utilizing a roundabout approach
  • Local residential streets within the concept plan area can now be signed at 20 miles per hour
  • Wider buffer areas added to bikes lanes within the concept plan
  • A mechanism to acquire parkland at the time of residential development- through a "string and pearl" approach
  • Additional home occupation options for business entrepreneurs (3 offsite employees, 300 feet of retail space)
  • Green building incentives for residential development.
  • A larger residential buffer at the southern end of the boundary
  • Direction to work with the Natural Resources Committee to look at additional protection for upland habitat on the eastern edge through a separate process.
  • A new name for the Concept Plan area to differentiate it from the Hamlet of Beavercreek.

The 2008 Beavercreek Road Concept Plan envisions a complete community with a diverse mix of uses woven together by open space, trails, a network of green streets, and sustainable development practices, including:

  • An employment campus north of Loder Road
  • Mixed-use districts along Beavercreek Road
  • Two mixed-use residential neighborhoods with a linear park and an open-space park
  • 2019 Projection - 1105 - Housing Units and 5,000 - Jobs

Feel free to email Christina Robertson-Gardiner, Senior Planner, or call 503-496-1564 if you have any questions.

Please note: Visit the LEG 22-01 Housing Choices Code Update - Adopted Code page for more information on recent changes to residential zoning required to meet HB2001.