Oakley Community Council rejects proposal for new development

OAKLEY, Ohio - The Oakley Community Council won't support an entertainment district designation for a new development at Oakley Station.

A meeting Tuesday night was heated at times, but ultimately the council unanimously passed a resolution to reject support for such a district.

The Vandarcarr development company hasn't formally asked the city of Cincinnati for an entertainment district designation.

Vadarcarr representatives say they will move forward even if they don't get the entertainment district.

"We're going to reevaluate that. It's not necessary the fact that we're going to stop looking at it, but I think they've spoken and I respect what they have to say," said Roby Smyjunas of Vandarcarr.

An entertainment district designation would allow the development 14 liquor licenses at a cost of less than $25,000.

Oakley business owners say licenses can go for up to $30,000.

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