Several big projects “reshaped” Dayton’s downtown in 2017

With more than $900 million in development projects including the first new hotel in decades, rehab of the Dayton Arcade and the new Levitt Pavilion (see our November 21, 2017 blog post), downtown Dayton was “reshaped” in 2017, the Dayton Daily News reports. The Water Street District “helped make downtown one of the hottest destinations and places to live in the region” with “an office building and 215 apartments along the Mad River,” plus “133 new apartments in the new Delco Lofts building,” the article reports. The main downtown Dayton Metro Library underwent a $64 million overhaul creating “four times the amount of public space” formerly available, “state-of-the-art technology and systems,” and increased meeting spaces. The Levitt Pavilion is “expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors downtown annually for its free concerts,” while the RiverScape River Run “has helped transform the Great Miami River into a paddling destination.” For more, read the full article

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