Greater Downtown Dayton Plan and Current Projects

A unique development project between the City of Dayton, the Dayton Downtown Partnership, and local business, the Plan is a new vision and path for the city center. Focused on improving critical areas such as livability, entertainment, housing renovation and outdoor beautification, the Downtown Plan is aimed at strengthening local connections and creating an attractive, modern city. By utilizing Dayton's individual culture and advantages, the Downtown Plan will serve to make Dayton an authentically great place to live, work and visit.
New Cafe Downtown

Tasty Measures Cafe is now open for service! They are located on 200 S Jefferson Street with free parking. Their hours are Monday - Friday, 7am-3pm and they offer delivery services where you can order online or call at 937-220-9224. Visit Tasty Measures Cafe for omelettes, cheeky meat pies or baked goods.

City Walk and Bike

The City of Dayton is currently a bronze-level Bike Friendly Community and has committed to reaching gold-level by 2025. This project is centered on the current $6.2 million RiverScape Metropark hub. To view the long list of major initiatives the City of Dayton is making towards becoming a bicycle-friendly city, view the City of Dayton's 2025 Bicycle Action Plan here. With over 70 current miles of paved bike and walking trails, Dayton is quickly becoming a cyclist's paradise.

Water Street Project
A new $36 million project between the City of Dayton and the Water Street Redevelopment LLC, the project will include the construction of a 50,000 square foot commercial building, 320 space parking structure, and 161 residential apartment units along the river front.
River Run
A new $4 million phase development of RiverScape Metro Park, River Run centers around the removal of a low dam and the construction of two smaller, controlled paddling drops. These drops will include two separate openings, one still-water for novice paddlers and one advanced white water drop for more skilled paddlers. The project also includes seven miles of open riverfront redevelopment.
Downtown Hotel Coming Soon

The City of Dayton is working with the Marriott to develop a new hotel for the Downtown Dayton area. The new hotel will be a Fairfield Inn and Suites that's 7 stories with 115 rooms. There are high hopes that this project will bring more people downtown.

Restoring Downtown Dayton's Arcade

The City of Dayton is redeveloping the Arcade complex to provide housing, space for art programs and retail stores. They are working with Cross Street Partners and Miller-Valentine Group to complete the project; it will take up to five years to rennovate the two buildings.

First Floor Space Project

Sinclair Community College Interns are working with the Architectural Group and Helmig Lienesch to prepare first floor space for businesses to move downtown. The project will consist of rennovating vacant space and finding tenants. The city plans to continue making downtown an urban area by having small businesses and pop-up shops in the Downtown Dayton area.

Dave Hall Plaza

The City of Dayton has teamed with the Levitt Foundation to make the Dave Hall Plaza into a location for free concerts. This pavilion is located across the street from the Dayton Convention.  The Levitt Foundation will provide part of the funds for creating and operating this pavilion. The city is working to have this project complete during the summer of 2017. Make sure you're on the look out for the reconstructed Dave Hall Plaza!