Committee OK’s KHN rezoning proposal

Council to review request Monday

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — Troy City Council’s Community and Economic Committee OK’d the proposed rezoning of 25 parcels to become a planned development for the Kettering Health Network Troy Hospital on West Main Street.

The committee met on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The Troy Planning Commission approved the request, which will be presented to council as a whole on Monday, Nov. 20.

“Throughout this process, we have been speaking fairly often with Kettering and their representatives prior to learning of any (planned development) renderings going to Planning Commission. We had our traffic engineer discussing impacts of that development of that corner,” said Patrick Titterington, director of public service and safety.

Titterington said KHN is dedicating 14 feet of right-of-way on the West Main Street side and several feet on the Adams Street side. Titterington said West Main Street will undergo a $2 million street construction project and Kettering (Health Network) shared that it will have a “right-in, right-out” on West Main Street.

“As we redevelop and improve West Main Street, there will be a boulevard in the section of Adams Street and Elm Street on Main. By providing us that right-of-way, Kettering (Health Network) is helping alleviate the impacts on the traffic that will go around their property,” he said.

The proposal requested the zoning be changed from Office Commercial to a planned development. The proposal includes the hospital building, which is expected to measure 113,500 square feet with 165 parking spaces in the areas to the south and east of the hospital. Additional parking of more than 220 spaces in the area of the Troy Lumber Company is also planned to be part of the space.

According to the auditor’s website, the Goodall Properties LLC sold the Troy Lumber Company building and its 3.3 acres to Outrigger Group for $1.35 million last month. The building is located at 701 W. Water St. Outrigger Group Ltd. is part of the Kettering Health system.

The hospital will be located on 6.12 acres at 600 W. Main St. The planned development will “strictly be for medical offices and clinics for health services.” An FAA-approved helipad is planned to be located on the northwest corner of the parking lot.

According to the proposal, the building height is proposed to be 68 feet tall due to an elevator inside the facility. The fire department reviewed the request and approved it. At the planning commission meeting, Chief Matthew Simmons said the department has a ladder truck and has no concerns about the building height. The building will also feature a sprinkler system.

Titterington noted the planned development did not request to vacate Water Street and will remain as is at this time and provides adequate parking.

Staff is requesting emergency designation due to the construction project timeline. Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

Council to review request Monday

By Melanie Yingst