Costco Wholesale Corp. and the Oberer Co. have agreed to relocate a planned fuel center that will be part of the retailer’s first Dayton area store.

The Centerville Planning Commission voted final approval of the plan Tuesday with that condition.

City planner Steve Feverston said the commission’s main concern “was the residences located across Wilmington from the site. Feedwire is a more suitable location because there are more intensive uses across that roadway. There’s a tire center, a Home Depot store and other businesses.”

Costco vice president Jackie Frank and the development team, headed by George Oberer Jr., asked the commission to approve the plan on the condition that the fuel station be moved.

Feverston said that was the only major sticking point.

“The building has a good design. It meets all of our requirements. Costco has done a very good job of including the kind of landscaping elements we envisioned for Cornerstone of Centerville,” he said.

Construction of the members’ warehouse club could begin early next year and be open in November.

The commission also recommended approval of the final development plan for the overall phase one of Cornerstone, which includes outlots along Wilmington and Feedwire as well as the Costco complex.

Centerville City Council will have the final say on that. A public hearing on the phase one plan is expected to be on the agenda Nov. 21.

No other retail tenants have been identified for Cornerstone, but Oberer said there has been a lot of interest, some from major companies.

Cornerstone will be constructed in several phases on more than 150 acres located between Wilmington Pike, I-675, Feedwire and Brown roads.


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