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New Buc-ee’s plans to be approved on land recently rezoned for new truck stop 

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Plans for Ohio’s first Buc-ee’s are expected to be approved on a parcel of land previously intended to host a new truck stop. 

The Huber Heights Planning Commission will hear preliminary development plans and a rezoning request as part of a proposed 74,000 square foot Buc-ee’s location at the northeast corner of the Interstate 70/Ohio 235 interchange in Huber Heights, Ohio. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12th at 6131 Taylorsville Road at 6 p.m.

Back in the fall of 2022, 35 acres of the proposed location were approved for two different truck stops, including a truck repair shop, multiple convenience stores, and truck parking. At the time, the landowner said he “feels there is a need for support services for over-the-road truckers who have maximized their legal driving time and must rest.” 

Now, the plans for the truck stops have been scrapped, and the land will instead be used for a new Buc-ee’s location – one of the largest in the nation behind the newly opened location in Tennessee. The Buc-ee’s outside of Dayton will sit on a 53 acre site with a 6,700 square foot store, 120 gas pumps, 700 parking spaces, and still no room for truckers. 

The 18 remaining acres will need to be rezoned before construction can begin. The company will also be required to work with ODOT to conduct a traffic study to determine a need for potential road improvements on Ohio 235. It is unclear when construction could begin. 

“We have not had extensive conversations about timelines,” said City planner Aaron Sorrell to Dayton Daily News. He estimates the rezoning process will take around 4 months. The actual construction of a  Buc-ee’s location typically takes around a year and a half.

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