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Council Votes To Annex Land For Housing In Yellow Springs

The Yellow Springs Village Council meeting about the annexation of land in Miami Township. Councilmembers sit at a dias with microphones and a flag behind them.
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The Yellow Springs Village Council meeting about the annexation of land in Miami Township.

The Council unanimously voted to annex 34 acres in order to open up room for more housing.

On Monday, the Yellow Springs village council voted unanimously to annex almost 34 acres of land in Miami Township, just south of the village.

The land is owned by the Miamisburg company Oberer Homes. The company plans to build about a hundred and thirty homes on the land.

Maryanne MacQueen, vice president of the council, said at a council meeting Monday that Yellow Springs needs more housing.

"I’m hopeful that it’ll take some pressure off the housing market and I’m also very hopeful that it will provide some different types of housing for people with different types of housing needs,” said MacQueen.

Johnny Burns, public works director for Yellow Springs, said at the meeting that annexation will bring the village more income from utilities and property taxes.

“Without annexation, we're the only ones that doesn’t get to benefit from this development,” said Burns.

The annexation is set to be finalized in August