Read the latest Greater Downtown Dayton Plan Progress Report: The 2019 Progress at a Glance.
If you’re seeking an active lifestyle, downtown is the place for you. Greater Downtown Dayton’s Great Miami River corridor has made substantial progress as an outdoor recreation destination since the launch of the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan. In addition, Dayton has grown into a cycling community and continues to make advances that will make our city more bike-friendly. In 2010, the League of American Bicyclists awarded Dayton a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community designation, making us the second city in Ohio to receive this recognition. Important to earning this distinction was the addition of a 5,000-square-foot bike hub at RiverScape MetroPark with secure bike parking, lockers, and showers for bike commuters.
Creating new active lifestyle options is a critical strategy in the Plan since more people are looking for new ways to enjoy the outdoors, remain fit and get around using alternative modes of transportation. Downtown is the hub of the largest regional bikeway system in the country and, since the launch of the Plan, there now are an additional 42.5 miles of regional trails connected to downtown’s bikeways. Funding is secured for a bike share program, which will launch in 2015 and feature 20+ stations and more than 200 bikes in Greater Downtown.
Rivers always have been the lifeblood of great cities. Animating Greater Downtown’s river recreation corridor is a major focus area in the Plan. A vision of a 98-mile recreation and entertainment district along the Great Miami and Mad rivers is shared by 11 cities. Greater Downtown has become the hub of this district and, by building on existing strengths, new and exciting activities that offer a variety of river experiences can be created. The fully funded $4 million RiverScape River Run project will open the downtown river to a cascade of additional opportunities, with the ultimate goal of making the rivers easy to enjoy and a vibrant downtown destination.
Plan goals include:
- Identify capital and operating funding plans for three priority projects identified in the Greater Downtown Dayton Riverfront Master Plan.
- Double cycling mode share compared to 2014 levels in the Greater Downtown.
- Increase the number of people renting canoes and kayaks for the downtown river by five times over 2012 levels.
Read the latest Greater Downtown Dayton Plan Progress Report: The 2019 Progress at a Glance.
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
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.
Dayton groups plan to craft a strategy to develop the city’s riverfront over the next two decades.
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 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.
Read the latest Greater Downtown Dayton Plan Progress Report: The 2016 Progress at a Glance.
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.
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
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.
Read the latest Greater Downtown Dayton Plan Progress Report: The 2015 Year in Review.
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.
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…
Dayton area officials Thursday dedicated the RiverScape River Run mural, welcoming a new era of watercraft recreation on the Great Miami River.
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.
Work is moving forward on RiverScape River Run, a new regional recreation destination in and economic development driver for downtown Dayton.
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…
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.
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.
Cyclists, rejoice: Now you have something new to look forward to.
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:
Bike Miami Valley, the cycling advocacy group for the Dayton region, has selected a new executive director after reorganizing to run the region’s bike share program.
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.
The Downtown Dayton Partnership is looking for artists for a beautification project along the downtown riverfront.
A downtown Dayton creative firm won the contract for the branding project for Dayton’s new bike share program.
The Downtown Dayton Partnership is looking for people to design the brand for the coming bike share program downtown.
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
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.
A new fast water river recreation feature at Eastwood MetroPark drew 200 visitors from throughout southern Ohio to the official opening Monday.
A much-anticipated bike share program has received the funds it needs to move forward in downtown Dayton.
A bikeway that connects downtown Dayton to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Miami Valley’s regional trail network is scheduled to officially open June 21.
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.