Greetings Family !
The passage of time is marked by days, months, and years; yet when the year begins to wind down, we often wonder where the time went. The end of the year always brings a time of review, reflection, and celebration.
Our City has experienced a year like no other. With over $50 million in current investments, we are seeing some of the greatest development in well over 25 years. Trotwood has become a community where investors see opportunities to offer services and receive great returns on their investment.
The Wolf Creek Run development has had 38 new homes built and in the Moss Creek neighborhood, not only have homes that were destroyed or damaged from the 2019 tornado been replaced or repaired, approximately 25 permits have been pulled to construct homes on lots that were available before the tornado. These new homes will sell for around $300,000. In addition, the public golf course, now called Graywolf Golf Club, is open and a new clubhouse will be built soon.
The City recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the GATED Industrial Park. The park located on Wolf Creek Pike will offer Class A manufacturing, logistics, and warehouse space; one of only two sites in the county with this type of available space. The building currently under construction in phase one can be divided to accommodate up to four companies, and that could bring anywhere from 40-100 new living-wage jobs to our community.
If these projects aren’t reason enough to celebrate, just look at Main Street. The building that will house the Western Division of the Montgomery County Municipal Court is well under construction and slated to open in January 2023. The West Campus Community Center of Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley is expected to be completed and operational early next year, as well and the Trotwood Senior Lofts, a 50-unit, affordable senior housing development.
Redevelopment is also a priority and the Trotwood Community Improvement Corporation (TCIC) was awarded $2 million from Congressional Project Funding towards the redevelopment of the Sears building. The TCIC anticipates the work on the Sears site could begin within the next year. In addition, predevelopment plans are underway for the former Salem Mall site.
While the construction continues to be extensive, the work will make our community a better place for all of us to call home. Let’s build upon our past successes as we look forward to our future with great excitement and anticipation.
Happy Holidays, Family, and stay safe.
Mary A. McDonald, Mayor
City of Trotwood, Ohio