Read the latest Greater Downtown Dayton Plan Progress Report: The 2017 Progress at a Glance.
A vibrant, diverse and thriving downtown requires a strong arts community and a variety of entertainment options. The arts, along with other unique entertainment amenities and public events, draw crowds to our center city and have a multimillion-dollar economic impact on downtown every year. Studies show the arts are the third most important factor, behind the economy and schools, considered by businesses and employees in relocation discussions.
Arts and entertainment also positively impact downtown because people demand a variety of these types of amenities. They want to grab coffee on the way to work; enjoy free entertainment, shop or run errands during their lunch hour; and stop for a drink or bite to eat after work. These are the expected pluses of working in a center city.
Growing and strengthening these signature downtown amenities is important as we strive to increase that impact. A critical component to this mix is public spaces programming and an effort needs to be made to address the attraction and retention of key events in the Greater Downtown. Key objectives of the Plan moving forward include continuing to position the Greater Downtown as the premier destination for the region and increasing the depth and breadth of programming options in public spaces.
Plan goals include:
- Develop a broad-based event and public space programming strategy by 2016 that provides solutions to current challenges and identifies long-term funding sustainability.
- Increase participation in Courthouse Square programming events by 10%.
- Develop an action-orientated, collaborative cross-promotion and PR plan on an annual basis.
Read the latest Greater Downtown Dayton Plan Progress Report: The 2017 Progress at a Glance.
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 … Continued
While the Oregon District may be Dayton’s oldest neighborhood, the historic entertainment, retail and residential hub shows no signs of slowing down.
More than 40 new businesses came downtown last year, bringing new services, food and dining options and even some funk to center city Dayton.
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Levitt Pavilion, new CareSource Center City building, and more…
Downtown Dayton attracted dozens of new developers last year and that growth is expected to continue throughout the new year.
Downtown Dayton is experiencing the largest construction boom in decades, driven by colossal interest in urban living and the growing appetite for unique and authentic live, work and play opportunities.
A new 70,000-square-foot mixed-use building in the Oregon District is now open for residents, and will soon be open for business.
The promise of an outdoor music pavilion in downtown Dayton has become a reality.
An estimated 5,000 people came through the newly rebuilt $64 million Dayton Metro Library during Saturday’s grand opening.
The Fire Blocks District is funded for the first phase of its construction project, its developer said.
Dayton groups plan to craft a strategy to develop the city’s riverfront over the next two decades.
The Resurgence of Downtown Dayton forum was held at Sinclair Community College drawing roughly 300 attendees.
The accelerating pace of downtown Dayton development has planners looking at how to connect the dots between major projects in the core.
Downtown Dayton saw a busy April as spring construction season brings some big ideas to life.
The developers behind Fire Blocks District in downtown Dayton have been playing things close to the vest as they build the capital for the $100 million revival.
Some big names are on the list of anticipated tenants at the Dayton Arcade, from Warped Wing Brewing Co. to Boston Stoker to the University of Dayton.
Prompted by a renewed sense of vigor in the local economy, city of Dayton officials say they’re having a hard time keeping up with the local business community.
Read the latest Greater Downtown Dayton Plan Progress Report: The 2016 Progress at a Glance.
University of Dayton will have a presence in the Dayton Arcade, echoing the ideas of another city its developers have looked to for inspiration.
The planners for downtown Dayton’s new $5 million entertainment venue revealed renderings Tuesday of what the new Levitt Pavilion outdoor concert space will look like.
To Winfield Scott Gibson, the six-story-tall Elks Building in downtown Dayton looks not like an underused space, but a crown jewel.
With years of anticipation built up, developers say an ambitious $100 million plan for the Fire Blocks District will transform a big sector of downtown Dayton in 2017.
Investments made or planned for downtown have surpassed the $1 billion mark since 2010, a milestone in the effort to re-energize the center city, and a benchmark that speaks to many projects yet to come.
The Dayton area is in the midst of a “renaissance” where larger corporations have opened or expanded, millennials are lowering vacancy rates downtown, and small business and manufacturing growth is looking up.
The city government is wasting little time in its designs to revive south downtown Dayton.
An office tower that contributed to downtown Dayton’s rapid development more than a century ago could now play a role in its revival.
Bit by bit, block by block, downtown Dayton is undergoing a re-imagining. Talk to anyone who lives, works or plays there, and you’ll hear a growing sense of excitement. We’re tracking more than 50 projects in downtown that are in … Continued
With new construction reviving parts of downtown and hope the Dayton Arcade could finally be redeveloped, officials are already turning their eye toward how to revive another spot: south downtown Dayton.
Dayton officials got a look Tuesday night at the first new hotel in decades which is in the works downtown.
A local brewery is planning a second location at the growing Water Street District, in downtown Dayton.
Dozens of projects are in the works or under construction in downtown Dayton.
For so many Daytonians, a dream is being realized…a vital, vibrant and vivid city! The amazing turnaround is all most too much to believe, but cities everywhere are taking notice.
A Louisville bar that specializes in its bourbon selection plans to open a large second location in the Oregon District around spring 2017.
Read the latest Greater Downtown Dayton Plan Progress Report: The 2015 Year in Review.
A new development partnership has announced plans to rehabilitate the Dayton Arcade in several phases…
Downtown Dayton is enjoying renewed interest as more businesses open and bring more employees downtown. Meanwhile, more millennials and empty-nesters seeking a different lifestyle…
People are flocking back to downtown Dayton’s urban core.
Key elements of the plan to make downtown Dayton a vibrant and walkable destination are taking shape, with more than $168 million in investment coming to the Central Business District in the next four years.
Tuesday’s annual Downtown Dayton Special Improvement District meeting was an opportunity for downtown’s stakeholders, investors and champions to gather and view the progress that downtown has made, particularly since the beginning of 2015, and to set sights to the future
The city core is showing signs of a new sparkle…
The Dayton Metro Library will have an arts and culture space thanks to a $500,000 donation.
A new shuttle service around the Oregon District and downtown Dayton is starting up this weekend.
The American Planning Association (APA) today named the strip of East Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon Historic District as one of five “Great Streets” in the U.S.
The Dayton Beer Company in downtown Dayton is expanding as it gears up to start canning and bottling its brews for retail sale…
Work is moving forward on RiverScape River Run, a new regional recreation destination in and economic development driver for downtown Dayton.
Dayton area residents are invited to celebrate Summer in the City with a new slate of branded downtown events…
Pete Hilgeman is thrilled to see all of the development plans within a few blocks of his Dayton Beer Company beer hall, tap room and production brewery…
Dayton’s brewery scene keeps getting better. Dayton Beer Company, the area’s newest brewery and beer hall, has set an opening date of April 23 and will begin brewing its first test batches tomorrow…
Two investors who are part of a development group said Tuesday they’ve purchased key commercial buildings in downtown Dayton to launch a new entertainment and residential district around East Third Street.
This year’s AleFest Dayton celebration of craft beer will move to the Dave Hall Plaza in downtown Dayton, its organizers announced this morning.
Two new businesses opening in the coming weeks will help thrust downtown Dayton into the forefront of the nation’s exploding craft-beer movement.
A new wine and coffee shop will open downtown this summer.
The quickly accelerating beer renaissance underway in downtown Dayton will take another step forward at the end of the month when The Barrel House, a beer bar and craft-beer and wine retail carryout, opens at 417 E. Third St.
2015 will be a year on the move for downtown Dayton. Here are a few highlights of what you can expect in your city as we travel through the new year:
Downtown Dayton section will be a thriving hot-spot in 10 years
Hundreds of business owners and community leaders packed the Schuster Center Wednesday evening to talk about the progress made downtown in 2014 and in the years since the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan was created.
Unveiled Wednesday during an event at the Schuster Performing Arts Center, the new Greater Downtown Dayton Plan builds on recent progress in the center city and seeks to accelerate growth related to housing, economic development, arts and recreation and transportation … Continued
Read the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan Progress Summary & Updated Recommendations for 2015-2020.
Dayton has had a lot of huge wins in job creation and development in the region in 2014. But to see the smiles on the faces of some of the top regional leaders at Proto Build Bar at 534 E. … Continued
Dayton’s coolest new space is getting ready to launch. Proto BuildBar — part cafe’, part innovation center — will open its doors on Oct. 25.
The restaurant now occupies a 5,000 square foot space at 130 W. Second St.,
The Dayton Dragons — who carry the record for the most sellouts in the history of American sports — led Minor League Baseball (Single-A) in attendance, yet again.
Warped Wing Brewing Company, which opened in downtown Dayton only seven months ago, is already looking to expand.
From running an emergency room to singing in nightclubs to pay for college, Dr. Mike Ervin has led a varied career. Now the co-chair of the Downtown Dayton Partnership devotes his life to serving on company and charitable boards in … Continued
A deal has been reached for the Dayton Dragons minor league baseball team to be sold to three investors, according to an announcement.
The Dayton Beer Company — the father of Dayton’s current microbrewery revival — is finally going to be in Dayton. The company, which opened in a small space in Kettering more than two years ago, just signed a lease for … Continued
Belle of Dayton, the region’s newest distillery at 122 Van Buren St. at Wayne Avenue in the Oregon Historic District, will host its grand opening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 26…
The Dayton Metro Library is planning a $64 million renovation of its main facility in downtown Dayton, which will redefine the library’s purpose for years to come, says Tim Kambitsch, executive director.
Developer Miller Valentine has released plans for the redevelopment of the 38-acre Montgomery County fairgrounds.
The $4 million project to create a downtown Dayton water recreation attraction while eliminating a dangerous low dam has passed a major regulatory hurdle and is on target for work to begin this fall.
Warmer days in downtown Dayton means summer is on its way, bringing with it free outdoor dining options and entertainment during lunch as “The Square Is Where” programs return weekdays to Courthouse Square now through September.
Dayton businesses added up the benefits of Urban Nights Monday. The event on Friday night was expected to bring in lots of people and money to downtown businesses.
One of the Oregon District’s fine dining spots is looking to construct an addition. Roost Modern Italian, located at 524 E. Fifth St. in Dayton, is going before the Landmarks Commission Thursday afternoon to submit plans for a new addition, … Continued
A much-anticipated bike share program has received the funds it needs to move forward in downtown Dayton.
The Victoria Theatre Association is the largest non-governmental owner of property in downtown Dayton, and the organization wants to build a $30 million endowment in order to pay for the future repair and replacement needs of its facilities, officials said.
A 3,000 ft. expansion has received final approval and is officially underway at Oregon District mainstay The Dublin Pub. The newly-expanded space will increase the Pub’s capacity to serve as an event venue and gathering place, and solidify its presence … Continued
Saturday marked the opening of the Dayton area’s most ambitious brewery project to date. The Warped Wing Brewing Company, 26 Wyandot St. in downtown Dayton, opened its tasting-room doors to the public
By the end of this year, Warped Wing Brewery Co. will open at 26 Wyandot St., inside the former site of the Buckeye Brass & Iron Foundry, which dates back to 1911. The company will brew and distribute its draught … Continued
One of the Oregon District’s mainstay restaurants is planning an expansion for next year.
The next major step in creating the RiverScape River Run attraction in the Great Miami River downtown is getting permits approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, city of Dayton and Miami Conservancy District, organizers say.
The city is using a $2 million state grant to extend Patterson Boulevard Canal Parkway four blocks as part of the long-range plans to connect downtown to nearby entertainment, education, health and research areas.