Create multipart polygon from single part polygon based on proximity

Discussion created by beckycrosswhite on Jan 6, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2014 by Cheekychives
I have a feature class with a bunch of single part polygons. Some of these polygons are within .25 miles of each other. I need to create a multipart polygon for each group of polygons that is within .25 miles of each other. Is there a means for automating this process?