We’ve seen tremendous progress for Dayton’s urban core since the 2010 launch of the public-private partnership that we call the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan. Much work has been done, many projects are completed or underway, and many more are in development and coming soon.

Much of that progress is detailed below in stories about projects and investment in our greater downtown. Read more from this list, or select a specific category or tag that interests you from the menus in the column to the right.

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Downtown Dayton housing demand holds strong

Housing is at the heart of the city’s downtown comeback and, with current apartments and homes almost all spoken for, there appears to be room for much more.

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UD in the Arcade: Why it makes sense

University of Dayton will have a presence in the Dayton Arcade, echoing the ideas of another city its developers have looked to for inspiration.

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Construction boom: 10 downtown Dayton projects

Greater downtown Dayton is in the midst of a healthy construction boom that promises to bring new jobs, housing, amenities, entertainment and infrastructure upgrades.

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Downtown investment exceeds $1B this decade

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.

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Officials target revival of south downtown

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.

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Dayton Arcade awarded $20 million in funding

A proposal to convert part of the Dayton Arcade into housing has secured a whopping $20 million in tax credits, which officials hope to use to jump-start the large-scale redevelopment of the iconic complex.

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Downtown Dayton gets new soccer business

A company that offers soccer programs that seek to build character for young children is moving downtown. The nationally franchised company is the newest participant in the Greater Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Activated Spaces pop-up shop project, which provides entrepreneurs and … Continued

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Emerson opens ‘Helix’ center on UD campus

University of Dayton students will be getting unique hands-on training when Emerson Climate Technologies opens its $35 million Helix Innovation Center on UD’s campus today

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Liberty Tower in downtown Dayton getting big update

Liberty Tower, one of Downtown’s tallest buildings, is getting a major upgrade. The 114,00 0, 26-story building will get an upgrade to its electrical and HVAC systems. The building, owned by the same family as Liberty Savings Bank, was built … Continued

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Increased housing options a downtown win

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…

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River project expected to draw big crowds

Five Rivers MetroParks welcomed about 3.3 million visitors last year, and this year could be even busier as people flock to the River Run attraction coming downtown.

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Stakeholders see downtown Dayton on the rise

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

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Downtown Dayton program launches Pop-Up Office

Activated Spaces, an initiative to fill downtown storefronts through the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan, is launching a new phase of the program called Pop-Up Office with the opening of Mitosis in the Walker Building at 14 W. First St.

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PNC Bank launches new Water Street District development

PNC Bank’s new regional headquarters, which will open Monday at the Water Street District development along downtown Dayton’s riverfront, offers panoramic views of the city skyline and the confluence of the Great Miami and Mad rivers, including Riverscape MetroPark, Five … Continued

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Downtown Dayton River Run Project Kicks Off

With a swing of ceremonial canoe paddles emblazoned with the RiverScape at River Run logo, more than a dozen local officials kicked off construction of the Great Miami River recreational project.

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Bike share program launches May 5

Dayton’s bike share program, called Link, will begin renting bicycles at its stations in and around the downtown area beginning next month.

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New Dayton brewery sets opening date

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…  

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$4 million river project moves forward

Five Rivers MetroParks is ready to seek bids for its $4 million RiverScape River Run project in downtown Dayton, designed to transform the Great Miami River into a recreational destination.

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Plans unveiled for downtown entertainment district

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.

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Bike Share Program Named, Will Debut This May

In May of 2015, Dayton will join the collection of more than 30 cities across the U.S. with bike share transportation systems. Link, Dayton’s bike share program, features more than 200 bikes at 24 strategically located stations.

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New Dayton beer bar sets opening date

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.