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Nuns Sell Villa Hills Property to Developer

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery and Ashley Commercial Group LLC have announced they have entered into a contract to purchase 85 acres on Amsterdam Road that overlooks the Ohio River.

The real estate has been the subject of much study and public input over the past two years. 

Ashley Commercial Group will unveil its development plan, which will be guided by recommendations from The City of Villa Hills, the Benedictine Sisters, and the Villa Hills Study, a joint land-use planning effort managed by Planning and Development Services of Kenton County.

The rendering attached to this article is merely a concept created during the input phase and is not necessarily what will be developed at the site. In March, Villa Hills Mayor Butch Callery and City Administrator/Clerk Craig Bohman talked to The River City News about their hopes for the site.

“We are very pleased that Ashley Commercial Group and their partners have been inspired by the small-area study in developing their plans for this property,” said Callery, in a news release on Thursday. “The City of Villa Hills was very happy to participate in the public process used by the Benedictine Sisters.”

“We are ready to work with the developers as this project proceeds and are excited about what this development means for the future of our community.”

The Benedictine Sisters, in a statement, said that they are grateful to all who have assisted in this planning process and for the encouragement the order received for its continued presence and ministry in the Villa Hills community.

Ashley Commercial Group said that it looks forward to working with the City of Villa Hills, PDS, and local neighborhood groups as well as its development partners, Ashley Construction, M/I Homes, OHM Advisors, Hub + Weber Architects, and Bayer Becker on the development.

-Staff report

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The property (provided)