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Re: Dayton: Downtown: Development and News
« Reply #210 on: June 20, 2017, 11:19:26 PM »
Dayton picks developer for shuttered downtown tower



City of Dayton has picked its preferred developer for a years-vacant tower.

The city has selected Coon Restoration of Louisville, Ohio, as its development partner to revive the now empty 14-story, 245,000-square-foot building in the heart of downtown Dayton once known as Paru Tower. The company, which has done restoration projects in Hamilton, Canton and Cleveland, was picked over Weyland Ventures and a third local startup developer entity after an RFP process.

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« Reply #211 on: June 21, 2017, 09:16:33 AM »
Looks like they have a solid track record, and I'm glad it's a new developer for our market. (I think Weyland Ventures has enough in the pipeline in Oregon East to keep them busy.) Hope these guys can get their financing in order soon, as this would be a big project for the CBD.

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« Reply #212 on: June 26, 2017, 11:52:02 AM »
The case for Dayton's own 'High Line:' Downtown bike trail could be economic booster



A new bike trail from downtown Dayton to Kettering could connect two of the busiest bike paths at a time that biking brings $13 million to the Dayton economy.

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Re: Dayton: Downtown: Development and News
« Reply #213 on: July 03, 2017, 12:17:55 AM »
YWCA in the last leg of financing for major downtown revival project

YWCA Dayton is in the final stretch of fundraising for a total rebuild of its downtown building after assembling $13 million in financing.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2017/06/30/ywca-in-the-last-leg-of-financing-for-major.html
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« Reply #214 on: July 03, 2017, 12:18:26 AM »
Exclusive: Fire Blocks developers add another building as timeline shifts

The developers of the Fire Blocks district have another building in their sights.

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« Reply #215 on: July 17, 2017, 05:16:22 PM »
City pushes ahead for downtown-to-Kettering bike corridor

The city of Dayton wants to contract with a consultant to help it land the 6.5 mile stretch of abandoned rail line it envisions for a new elevated bike trail.

The city will vote Wednesday on a $29,000 contract with Wilmette, Ill.-based consultant RMI Midwest to help it appraise the value of a 6.5 mile stretch of abandoned rail line stretching out of downtown and to the east, along U.S. Route 35, turning south along Woodman Drive until it ends in Kettering.

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Re: Dayton: Downtown: Development and News
« Reply #216 on: July 18, 2017, 05:03:02 PM »
The developers of the Fire Blocks district have another building in their sights.
I truly hope this projects happens, but given the recent reporting I'm starting to have doubts this group will be able to pull it off. They've been buying building after building but can't even make the Century Bar expansion happen for a very willing tenant. I wish they had just started with the Elks building instead of getting grandiose ideas of transforming a massive chunk of downtown.

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« Reply #217 on: July 24, 2017, 01:04:29 AM »
Major downtown Dayton project 'fully funded' for Phase 1

A Major downtown Dayton project is funded for the first phase of its construction project, its developer said today.

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« Reply #218 on: August 08, 2017, 04:17:48 PM »
Dayton-area foundation awards $100K toward downtown pavilion

The Dayton Power and Light Foundation is giving a $100,000 grant to “close the gap” on the funding goal for the construction of the Levitt Pavilion Dayton, a new outdoor music amphitheater in downtown Dayton.

The venue will host 50 free, family-friendly concerts and cultural events annually, serving as a gathering place for community life that is easily accessible in the heart of downtown Dayton.

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« Reply #219 on: August 08, 2017, 04:18:28 PM »
Downtown Dayton pavilion to open next summer



The promise of an outdoor music pavilion in downtown Dayton has become a reality. Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton confirmed that the Levitt Pavilion Dayton will open in the summer of 2018.

The $5 million capital campaign goal to build a state-of-the-art music venue in downtown Dayton has been reached.

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« Reply #220 on: August 30, 2017, 11:21:32 AM »
Dayton tops L.A., Denver as fastest to $5M fundraising for pavilion

The Dayton community raised the money needed to build a state-of-the-art amphitheater downtown at the fastest pace of any city that is part of a national network of music pavilions.

That’s pretty remarkable, supporters say, considering that the seven other U.S. cities with permanent Levitt music pavilions include Los Angeles and Pasadena, Calif.; Denver Colo.; and Arlington, Texas.

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« Reply #221 on: November 14, 2017, 02:15:42 PM »
Funding needed to turn historic Dayton building into residential, retail space



Fidelity Development Group LLC is requesting $5 million in Ohio historic preservation tax credits to rehabilitate the Fidelity Medical Building, a vacant property at 211 S. Main St.

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« Reply #222 on: November 14, 2017, 02:42:35 PM »
Fingers crossed on this one... let's keep the momentum going, downtown!
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« Reply #223 on: November 15, 2017, 12:05:08 PM »
Yeah, this would be a big win for that part of downtown. Hopefully the anticipated Levitt Pavilion right nearby helps get the project moving. Cool historic image too; wish they hadn't torn down that building on the far left of the picture.

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« Reply #224 on: November 29, 2017, 04:48:15 PM »
Victoria Theatre plans downtown performing arts venue



A proposal to the Dayton Development Coalition could result in a new performing arts and special events venue for downtown Dayton.

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Re: Dayton: Downtown: Development and News
« Reply #225 on: November 29, 2017, 05:28:25 PM »
Oh, and this is the current building on-site:

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« Reply #226 on: December 12, 2017, 12:45:03 AM »
YWCA renovation project receives $1M affordable housing grant



A Cincinnati bank will provide an affordable housing grant of $1 million for the YWCA Dayton's efforts to renovate its building.

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« Reply #227 on: December 12, 2017, 08:04:33 AM »
That Arts Annex proposal is an interesting idea. Just caught it after checking this thread for the last update. In Columbus IN there's a similar gallery space in the former downtown Sears dept. store that has seen a lot of success, although its focus is on architectural art rather than performing art.

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« Reply #228 on: December 13, 2017, 12:25:01 AM »
City creates task force to assess future of Dayton Convention Center

The future of the Dayton Convention Center may be decided by a select group of city and county leaders.

City of Dayton officials announced Tuesday they plan to create a task force to decide what to do with the convention center, which is in need of major renovations.

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« Reply #229 on: December 22, 2017, 03:50:46 PM »
Construction of Levitt Pavilion Dayton to begin this month



Construction of a new concert venue in downtown Dayton is expected to begin later this month.

Dayton-based Shook Construction has been selected as the general contractor for Levitt Pavilion Dayton, to be located at Dave Hall Plaza on South Main Street. According to a news release, the City of Dayton and the Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton will collaborate with the Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority to "manage the construction effort and stay within the construction budget of $5 million."

The venue is expected to open next summer.

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Re: Dayton: Downtown: Development and News
« Reply #230 on: March 02, 2018, 03:13:40 PM »
Downtown development guides Dayton's largest construction boom in decades

It's no secret that downtown Dayton is the hottest area for development in the city.

More and more experienced developers are entering the market, and Dayton is seeing the largest construction boom in decades thanks to new investment in and around the city's core.

And the numbers back it up.

Since 2010, $1.13 billion in projects have been completed, and another $422.4 million are in the pipeline, according to the Downtown Dayton Partnership. Combined, this exceeds $1.55 billion in investment.

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« Reply #231 on: March 15, 2018, 05:49:40 PM »
Dayton creative agency to expand HQ in historic downtown building



Three years after its launch, a Dayton-based creative agency specializing in digital experiences is making a commitment to its downtown office.

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« Reply #232 on: March 21, 2018, 12:37:02 PM »
$17M downtown Dayton building renovation to start in April

Renovations to the 104-year-old building at 141 W. Third St. will begin in April.

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« Reply #233 on: March 22, 2018, 10:24:48 AM »
Dayton’s Fire Blocks faces deadline, could lose $4.5M in funds

The state of Ohio has told the group that wants to redevelop the Fire Blocks District that it has until June 30 to prove it has financing for the project or its tax credits may be rescinded.

The Ellway Group won nearly $4.5 million in state historic preservation tax credits in June 2016 to help fund the restoration of the Elks Building and the Huffman Block building on the 100 block of East Third Street.

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« Reply #234 on: April 06, 2018, 04:40:56 PM »
Dayton’s Fire Blocks faces deadline, could lose $4.5M in funds

Do people think that the Fire Blocks developers are going to be able to pull this off? Most who I've talked to have been fairly pessimistic, but I do have one contact who seemed to think they were progressing well on at least a couple of the buildings. I certainly haven't seen any first-hand evidence that they are doing anything.


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« Reply #235 on: April 06, 2018, 04:41:49 PM »
I have no clue either.  I'm with you, I'm not seeing any evidence except for maybe the sidewalk improvements.
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« Reply #236 on: April 06, 2018, 05:59:33 PM »
Way back when they did an open house/tour of the buildings, they said that they hoped to get their Mexican restaurant concept up and running by October. As far as I can tell, they haven't even made any progress whatsoever on that space (the corner of 3rd and Jefferson, north of Century). The only tenants they've gotten so far is that tattoo parlor and the funk museum, but overall there has been very little visible work on any of the buildings. And their social media all seems to be fairly dead. That said, I did bump into one of the guys at Century Bar a month or so back, so they haven't totally fled town to leave the buildings' fate up in the air, I guess.
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« Reply #237 on: April 09, 2018, 10:48:15 PM »
Sinclair lands $2.5M for campus renovation project

Sinclair Community College, one of the anchors of downtown Dayton, will embark on another campus upgrade project. Sinclair has landed $2.5 million from the Ohio Controlling Board for a renovation to its Building 10. The project is part of the college’s effort to reorganize all area of student services.

“Sinclair Community College continues to thrive as an affordable, innovative and accessible college for our next generation of highly-skilled workers and leaders,” said Ohio House Minority Leader and state Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton). 

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« Reply #238 on: April 13, 2018, 01:00:41 PM »
Beer garden, new crossings and more: Big ideas for Dayton’s riverfront



Dayton’s riverbanks could look a lot more like Cincinnati’s in coming years, if things go according to plan.

The thriving Banks redevelopment that transformed a large section of Cincinnati grew out of a strategic development plan unveiled in the 1990s.

Dayton is in the process of getting a riverfront master plan of its own.

Dayton’s river banks already have welcomed some new apartment buildings, enhanced access points and outdoor restaurant space. Investments in downtown and the riverfront have exceeded $1 billion since 2010, officials have said.

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One other comment of note: "The realignment of Interstate 75 opened up new riverfront space on west bank of downtown, but the project also has created barriers blocking direct and easy access to the waterway, White said.

“Quite frankly, we think they did a poor job on some of the on and off ramps,” White said."

Why didn't anyone have this conversation with ODOT a decade ago when the I-75 plans were being drawn up? I know Dayton was a bit more of a hot mess in the early 2000s than it is now, but it would have been hugely beneficial to have had a voice in the room thinking about things like riverfront connectivity back then. The area around the First Street ramps is a pedestrian disaster.

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« Reply #239 on: April 27, 2018, 02:30:22 PM »
New CareSource building to honor company founder



The new CareSource building in downtown Dayton will honor the company's founder when it its completed next year.

The facility, which was previously known as CareSource Center City, will be named the Pamela Morris Center. Morris, who is retiring in May, launched the health insurance company in 1989 and has served as its CEO ever since. Under her leadership, CareSource has become one of the largest employers in the Dayton region and one of the fastest-growing companies.

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