Downtown Dayton attracted dozens of new developers last year and that growth is expected to continue throughout the new year.
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.
Downtown Dayton attracted dozens of new developers last year and that growth is expected to continue throughout the new year.
Two prominent companies are teaming up to do their part to bring more employees to downtown Dayton.
One of the largest relocation efforts in recent decades was celebrated by more than 100 people who gathered in downtown Dayton on Wednesday, all of whom were there to welcome Taylor Communications and its hundreds of employees to a new … Continued
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.
Parts of downtown are seeing a small-scale renaissance of first-floor retail.
A new, multi-million-dollar fund will help businesses and entrepreneurs improve downtown Dayton’s office spaces to grow jobs and reuse struggling properties.
A former industrial property in the Water Street District will soon become an apartment building with 100 units, along with on-site parking.
The Ned J. Sifferlen Health Sciences Center at Sinclair Community College brings together 53 degree and certificate programs from nine buildings together into one collaborative campus.
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.
A downtown Dayton program that first offered help for new retail businesses now has launched a similar effort that focuses on connecting businesses with office space in newly renovated buildings.
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.
In a major boost for its latest redevelopment plan, the Dayton Arcade has landed $5 million in historic tax credits, state officials announced Wednesday.
Amazon and rising online shopping has been hacking away at the profits of big box retail and shopping malls. But what does it mean for downtown Dayton storefronts?
Dayton groups plan to craft a strategy to develop the city’s riverfront over the next two decades.
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.
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.
There have always been places to live in downtown Dayton, but increasingly, downtown is becoming the place to live.
Downtown Dayton saw a busy April as spring construction season brings some big ideas to life.
The long-anticipated $4 million RiverScape River Run project will be formally opened during a community celebration slated for 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 5.
One of the largest companies in Dayton is planning to move hundreds of jobs downtown…
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.
A new hotel project at Water Street District in downtown Dayton is aiming to get off the ground this spring.
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.
Sinclair Community College is eyeing a multi-year redevelopment of its campus to a greener, more pedestrian-friendly campus.
Greater downtown Dayton is in the midst of a healthy construction boom that promises to bring new jobs, housing, amenities, entertainment and infrastructure upgrades.
After decades of housing companies started in Dayton, the developers of Downtown’s Fire Blocks district hope rehabilitation will prepare for a new generation of businesses.
A half-acre rooftop park could adorn what developers are terming “the base of lifestyle development” in downtown Dayton’s Fire Blocks project.
The Wright Brothers Institute and Air Force Research Laboratory are considering an office in downtown Dayton with the intent of anchoring an “innovation district.”
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.
Developers say they can’t keep up with demand for apartments in downtown.
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.
CareSource will build a new 7-story, 250,000 square foot office building to house 900 employees downtown.
A grassroots effort has been launched to further spark small business and entrepreneur growth in downtown Dayton
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
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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.
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.
Tech Town has found a new role in the development of downtown Dayton’s real estate: as a node for biomedical work.
Dayton officials got a look Tuesday night at the first new hotel in decades which is in the works downtown.
One of the transformative changes in downtown Dayton has been the rise in residential development.
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
A local brewery is planning a second location at the growing Water Street District, in downtown Dayton.
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
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.
Two buildings in downtown Dayton were recommended for approval to the National Register of Historic Places — a designation that makes properties eligible for a 20 percent federal tax credit on renovation projects.
A Louisville bar that specializes in its bourbon selection plans to open a large second location in the Oregon District around spring 2017.
The massive rebuild of I-75 could be completed by Sept. 1 — a year ahead of schedule.
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
A major project in the South park neighborhood of Dayton is close to beginning.
More people living and working downtown has stimulated dozens of development proposals with new office space, housing and even new restaurants.
Downtown is on track to get a new hotel, which is a strong sign of confidence the core is growing, experts say.
CareSource has finalized a lease for two floors of the Kettering Tower, where it will move 250 employees in downtown.
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…
Marriott has awarded a 115-room Fairfield Inn and Suites franchise to the Water Street development…
The program will connect Sinclair Community College student interns with downtown firms The Architectural Group and Helmig Lienesch to accomplish the technical work to prepare a first floor space for a tenant.
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…
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.
Jeff Ireland believes downtown is making a comeback and that’s part of the reason his firm invested in staying downtown.
Downtown Dayton’s Tech Town is getting a major new tenant.
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
Chaminade-Julienne plans new upgrades to its downtown Dayton campus.
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.
Dayton area officials Thursday dedicated the RiverScape River Run mural, welcoming a new era of watercraft recreation on the Great Miami River.
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.
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.
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
Charlie Simms has plans for another housing development in downtown Dayton.
The Dayton Beer Company in downtown Dayton is expanding as it gears up to start canning and bottling its brews for retail sale…
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.
It is called the pop-up shop project and it’s helping fill vacant storefronts in downtown Dayton and bringing more business to the area.
CareSource is growing in downtown Dayton again.
The pieces are coming together for a multi-million-dollar commercial and residential development…
Work is moving forward on RiverScape River Run, a new regional recreation destination in and economic development driver for downtown Dayton.
Two new businesses are preparing to open in June in downtown Dayton as part of a “Pop-Up Shops” program.
One of the Dayton region’s largest construction firms is consolidating its two local offices downtown.
Dayton’s new bike share painted downtown green as it launched from Courthouse Square. It’s expected the bike share will be an economic driver…
Dayton’s bike share program, called Link, will begin renting bicycles at its stations in and around the downtown area beginning next month.
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…
Wednesday morning, the city commission threw its support behind three housing projects moving forward in downtown Dayton.
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.
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.