New $200M mixed-use project will be “transformative” for Middletown, region

A $200 million mixed-use project centered around an entertainment center in Middletown “hopes to provide a ‘one of a kind’ quality of life and economic development benefits to the entire region” and “spur continued investment interest in surrounding areas,” the Dayton Business Journal reports. Todd Duplain, principal at the project’s developer Woodard Development, said the goal is “to create a sustainable, Class A, mixed-use regional asset that benefits the residents of the city of Middletown, Warren County and all Southwest Ohio,” according to the article. The entertainment center accounts for $110 million of the project cost, with “the remaining $90 million slated for surrounding development in retail, restaurant, residential and office space.” The center “will include three linked but separate playing and performance surfaces and areas” that will allow for “ice events, hockey, arena football, soccer and lacrosse” as well as concerts, community events, exhibitions and trade shows, among other uses. Plans also include two hotels, apartments and townhouses, retail and a convenience store with gas. For more, read the full article (subscription may be required).

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