A new year means new progress in the development of the Dayton Riverfront Plan. Sasaki and the Dayton Riverfront Plan partners have developed a refined framework proposal based on the strongest ideas from the two framework alternatives that were presented to the public in October.
The blended framework proposal is based on feedback that was collected both during public meetings and from the post-meeting survey, in addition to partners and stakeholders.
Consolidated framework plan
The synthesized framework proposal considers:
- The distinct nature of each of the four river corridors identified in the Neighborhood Mosaic Framework.
- The concentric circles around downtown Dayton, identified in the Green City Framework, that take advantage of major street corridors to catalyze redevelopment with new amenities and to connect people to the rivers.
In addition, significant recommendations for corridors leverage the assets on the corridors to propose a plan for revitalization distinct to the character of the corridor, such as the Stillwater River to the north, the Wolf Creek corridor to the west and the Great Miami River corridor to downtown Dayton.
- As part of the revision of the framework plans, 10 park site plans have started to evolve:
- DeWeese and Triangle Park, Kettering Fields, and Island and Deeds Point MetroPark offer the strong potential for a connected open space corridor into downtown.
- River’s Edge, Sunset Park, and RiverScape and Sunrise MetroParks, located throughout downtown Dayton adjacent to several other assets in the corridor, create the beginnings of a strong loop that could connect the east and west sides of the river in the downtown Dayton area, transforming the river from a divider into a unifier for the community.
- The Wolf Creek corridor is ripe with opportunity for re-imagination. Potential open space and revitalization opportunities along the Wolf Creek could create a three-mile corridor, from Wesleyan MetroPark into downtown.
Mark your Calendar
The next pair of public meetings—during which the consolidated framework plan will be presented—will be hosted at the Dayton Metro Library on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The public meeting will be located in the Community Room and will begin with a presentation of the alternative concepts for the parks and then move to an open house format.
During this public meeting the public will have an opportunity to:
- Check out a presentation on the consolidated framework plan and two alternative concepts for each of the 10 parks being site planned as part of the project.
- Provide feedback on the alternative park concepts.
Can’t make the meeting? The public also will be able to review the plans and leave their feedback online starting in mid-January. Check www.daytonriverfrontplan.org frequently to view the plans and take a survey that provides your input.