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A major Zoning Map Amendment was approved by the Union City Commission at a Special Meeting held on November 3, 2021.  The amendment involves a 61.8 acre site in the heart of Union between US 42 and Old Union Road.  The project being proposed, known as the Union Promenade, will offer a mixed-use concept that includes office space, 50 single family residential homes, approximately 300 multifamily housing units, and approximately 13 individual outlet buildings which will house both upscale retail and restaurant experiences.    

The strategic and highly visible location at 9253 and 9357 Old Union Road (US RT 42 between the Villas of Fowler’s Creek and Union Fire Station) will be a city focal point facing a well-traveled state highway.  The building architecture and signage will meet the requirements as outlined in the 2000 Union Town Plan.  Additionally, countless considerations have gone into the Union Promenade Development Concept Plan to ensure the highest level of quality expected by residents.  The safe and ADA compliant design offers a walkable commercial district and will promote a “live, work, play” philosophy.

According to the 2020 Census, the City of Union is now home to 7,416 residents.  The Union Promenade will help sustain community growth by providing new services and job opportunities to residents.  Mayor Larry Solomon stated, “The City Commission is dedicated to maintaining the small-town appeal of Union while managing the city’s rapid growth.  The Union Promenade project will provide a welcome gathering space and heightened quality of life and services.”

Letters of intent have been received from Taste of Belgium, Dewey’s Pizza, United Dairy Farmers, Villa Mocha Coffee Shop, the Stone Creek Dining Company, Goodwood Brewery, City Bird Tender Store, a Food & Wine Shop, Blaze Cigar Lounge, Kids Story Children Care Center, Lux Lounge Medical Spa, a pet grooming salon, and a beauty salon.  Additionally, a potential hospital outpatient operation has expressed interest in the 60,000 sq ft of office space.  The Union Promenade is expected to have most commercial lots open in 2023.