Eight development projects are scheduled to open in 2015 in the West Chester/Liberty Township area, creating a new destination location in the “I-75 Growth Corridor” between Cincinnati and Dayton, reports theJournal-News. Three hotels, the $350 million mixed-use Liberty Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s expansion including a fourth floor and a proton therapy center, and Butler Tech’s bioscience training facility are all part of “the next wave of development in this hot spot between Cincinnati and Dayton.” Joe Hinson, president of West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance, said “We’ve become a small area of farmland now transitioning into a metropolis…with two central business districts and also now becoming a more regional draw for our entire area,” which includes Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The Liberty Center, which will encompass more than 1 million square feet of "retail and dining, residential and office space,” has been designed with future expansion already in mind that could “more than double the floor space,” according toBloomberg Businessweek. “It’s projected that within the next 10 to 15 years, this will be a top 10 metro area within the U.S.,” Hinson said in the Journal-News article. For more, read the full Journal-News and Bloomberg Businessweek articles.