Batavia trustees approve site plans for former plant

On Tuesday, March 2, the Batavia Township trustees approved an overlay district and site plans for the former Ford plant located on James E. Sauls Drive in Batavia. The plant has been purchased by Industrial Realty Group and plans have been proposed by the University of Cincinnati to lease and renovate the office portion of the plant into classrooms.

The plans hit a snag at a public hearing on Feb. 12, when trustees voiced concerns about the lack of buffers between the proposed use of office facilities by the University of Cincinnati and the manufacturing facilities located next door.

Trustee Archie Wilson was concerned about the responsibility of the trustees to ensure that future tenants would have a buffer line at the back portion of the building.