The proposed annexation would also “split” two parcels, Burr said.
“The proposed annexation boundary includes a portion of each parcel located south of Leffel Lane. The parcels on the south side of Leffel Lane are included in the annexation boundary currently extend across I-70 to the south. The current proposal is to only annex the portion of the parcels north of I-70 and west of Burnett, therefor the annexation boundary would ‘split’ the parcels,” Burr said.
In addition to splitting the two parcels, the proposal omitted a section of Leffel Lane, Burr said.
“There would be a gap in the city corporation line,” Burr said. “The annexation maps submitted with the petition are also stamped as ‘preliminary.’ The map lists the incorrect acreage. The maps and legal descriptions are not signed or sealed by the surveyor.”
Burr advised the commission and DDC Management LLC that the “petition, maps and legal descriptions should be revised to correct these issues and resubmitted.”
The Springfield News-Sun reached out to DDC Management LLC about why the company was requesting the land be annexed to the City of Springfield and whether or not the annexation denial will affect development but did not receive a response.
However, on the company’s website under the projects tab, a Springfield project is listed new with limited information available. The acreage listed for the project is 101.5, roughly the same as the proposed annexation.
The project listed as Springfield is expected to produce 250 homes, the website says.
DDC Management LLC has developed multiple properties in Springfield, Dayton, Fairborn, Huber Heights and Riverside. They have also developed a number of home projects in Florida the Carolinas.
Construction on phase one of the four-phase Springfield development, named Bridgewater, began in late 2019. Phase two of the development was completed in November 2020. At that time, about 130 homes had been completed and we’re “selling quickly,” a company official said.
There is no set date for when the Bridgewater project will be completed, but when the development is finished it will consist of 230 homes on 53 acres of land.