Vol. 4, Issue 2 | Summer 2015
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Denise Hamet

Denise Hamet
Economic Development Director

Matt Eisenbraun

Matt Eisenbraun
Economic Development
Assistant Director

Larry Mulligan Jr., Mayor
Dora Bronston, Council Member
Anita Scott Jones, Council Member
Joe Mulligan, Council Member
Daniel Picard, Council Member
Amy Schenck, Clerk of Council
Doug Adkins, City Manager

City of Middletown
One Donham Plaza
Middletown, OH 45042
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Infrastructure and Street Improvement Projects

Investments in the City’s infrastructure are critical for economic development. Several major projects are currently under way—multi-faceted undertakings that will bring new connectivity
to businesses and improvements to some of the City’s key thoroughfares.

Fiber-Optics Bring Enhanced Connectivity

The City of Middletown is partnering with the MADE Industrial Park on Yankee Road and Fibertech Networks to install fiber-optic strands within the park. Fiber-optics permit transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths than wire cables. Thanks to this partnership, all properties within MADE can take advantage of the consistent, reliable conductivity, connecting to the new service with virtually no installation cost. The City is exploring the installation of fiber-optic service in several additional industrial and commercially concentrated areas.

Major Roadway Projects in the Works

Oxford State Road

Extensive improvements to a two-mile portion of Oxford State Road—from Yankee Road to Spurlino Way—are set to begin in 2016. These improvements include widening and reconstructing the roadway; adding left turn lanes, curbs, gutters and a drainage system; heavy-duty pavement to accommodate truck traffic; replacing traffic signals; and a water main extension and replacement. Estimated cost of the project is $5.95 million. A $3.15 million grant awarded by the OKI Regional Council of Governments and $750,000 awarded by the Ohio Public Works Commission will partially fund the project. Construction will take approximately two years to complete.

Central Avenue

Improvements to Central Avenue between University and Breiel Boulevards kicked off in June. The project includes pavement resurfacing, water main replacement, storm sewer upgrades, restoration of curbs and gutters, handicap ramp upgrades, pavement striping and traffic signal upgrades. Estimated cost of the project is $3.9 million, partially funded by a $1 million grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission. Streets will remain open throughout construction, which will take approximately one year.

Cincinnati-Dayton Road Corridor Development Growing

P.S. Data to Start Third Spec Structure Along Corridor

Liberty Collision Center

Middletown company P.S. Data Services, Inc., has completed two building projects along the Cincinnati-Dayton Road Corridor and is set to begin a third. The first, at 3363 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, is now home to Liberty Collision Center, which does auto body repair as well as repairs on other road vehicles and watercraft. The second structure nearby, is ready for occupancy, with a tenant to be announced soon. Now P.S. Data is set to embark on a third building, which is a terrific barometer of confidence in the Middletown marketplace. “We have always enjoyed a great working relationship with the City of Middletown,” says Paul Sivak, president of P.S. Data. “Constructing this spec building only reinforces our partnership in boosting

The Macomb Group

The Macomb Group has opened a branch location in Middletown at 2904 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. A top-ranked national wholesale distributor of pipe, valves and fittings, the company serves a diverse mix of business-to-business markets, including steel, automotive, food and beverage, manufacturing, hospitals, power plants, education and more. Macomb’s new Middletown sales office, one of more than 20 throughout the Midwest, will be working with several regional businesses, including its largest customer, AK Steel.

US Express Logistics

Another boon to Middletown’s growing economy, Baltimore-based logistics company US Express Logistics LLC has acquired the property at 4701 East Oxford State Road. One of Middletown’s great strengths is its enviable location as a logistics and transportation hub. A long haul trucking company specializing in heavy and oversized loads, US Express Logistics is a great addition to the City’s business community.

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