$1.3B Hollywoodland mixed-use development will create Middletown riverfront destination

Hollywoodland, a “massive mixed-use development” along the Great Miami River in downtown Middletown, “will establish a more than $1 billion destination entertainment district and theme park,” the Dayton Business Journal reports. The project, to be built on more than 50 acres along the river, is “described as the first of its kind in the nation” and is expected to attract an estimated 3.5 million yearly visitors, according to the article. It will create “thousands of new jobs” and include over $1 billion in private investment. Plans include a publicly owned convention center, a full-service destination hotel, a “major indoor entertainment and concert venue for large, nationally and internationally-acclaimed artists and touring Broadway productions,” an indoor amusement park, restaurants, bars, cafes, brewpubs, and retail space. For more, read the full article.

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