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The City of Xenia is laying out its planned projects for the next four years in its annual Capital Improvement Plan.
City Staff delivered the more than 50-page report to City Council on Thursday, September 26.
The plan lists many important improvement projects across Xenia ranging from streets to sanitation, and breaks down the cost of those projects.
One of the ongoing projects included in the most recent CIP is street improvements. Engineering staff will be requesting federal funds from the Miami Valley Regional Planning Committee (MVRPC) in October of 2019 to resurface Bellbrook Avenue from Maumee Drive to Peacepipe Drive. If the funds are awarded to the City, work is slated to begin in 2021.
Improvements will continue on N. Detroit Street from Kinsey Road to Church Street after federal funds requested through MVRPC were approved. The $900,000 in funds received will be combined with $400,000 from the City and work is expected to begin on that project in 2023.
The roundabout project on N. Columbus Street and E. Church Street will begin in spring of 2020 and is expected to be completed in summer of 2020.
Another planned project is the replacement of Fire Station 32. The condition of the station has been a concern to the City for some time. The station has problems with its mechanical systems, roof and plumbing. As short-term repairs to the station continue to add up, the City has determined that replacement is the most cost-effective plan. After analyzing the locations of calls and the volume of calls, City Staff determined relocating Station 32 is the best option as Xenia continues to grow to the west and southwest. One option for Station 32’s new location is along Hospitality Drive.
A project identified as a top priority by residents is the improvement to the Shawnee Park playground. The equipment is more than 20 years old and cannot be repaired, it must be replaced. Replacement will happen in two phases. Phase One is slated to begin in the summer of 2020 and will include replacing the primary play structure, adding musical elements, new swings and a rubberized surface. Phase Two will need fundraising and/or sponsorship and will include a zipline, hill slide and replacement of the toddler playground.
If you would like to read the latest CIP in its entirely, you can find it online here.