Spring 2022 Progress Report

The vibrant redevelopment of downtown is spilling up, down, and over our rivers to Dayton’s neighborhoods along all points of the compass. The Dayton Riverfront Plan continues to spur on this evolution. The Third Street Bridge has reopened; the Gem City Market is flourishing; phase one of Sunrise MetroPark will be built this summer; proposals for redevelopment abound along Third Street, Salem Avenue, and Webster Station; recreation and cycling improvements are being built along the Great Miami River to the north and south. Below is the long list of the Plan’s projects that have been completed, are underway, and are funded.


Downtown Corridor, Great Miami River Central

Projects Completed

  • Reconstruct the Third Street Bridge
  • Expand Link Bikeshare with two new downtown hubs
  • Widen the bike path at RiverScape River Run to allow for paddlesport livery vehicles and food trucks; construct a terrace for hanging out and small events just above the River Run
  • Add shade sails, tables, chaise lounges, and public art at the RiverScape River Run Terrace
  • Install a kayak/stand-up paddleboard rack and drop-off area at Monument and Jefferson to serve kayakers at the RiverScape River Run
  • Develop a multi-modal transportation corridor plan

Projects being implemented

  • Construct the Centennial Overlook at Edwin C. Moses and the Monument Ave. Bridge
  • Construct the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial along Edwin C. Moses Blvd.

Projects Funded

  • Extend Great Miami Bikeway at the top of the levee in Sunrise MetroPark from Salem Ave. to Third St.
  • Extend Great Miami Bikeway at the top of the levee in Sunrise MetroPark at the intersection of Riverview Drive and Monument Avenue

Projects in Planning/Design

  • Sunrise and Sunset Park with the Unity Bridge, including the gardens of Remembrance and Celebration
  • Add a protected two-way cycle track on W. Third ST. between Ludlow and I-75
  • Update the site plan for RiverScape MetroPark

Community Corridor, Wolf Creek

Projects Completed

  • Gem City Market
  • Protected two-way cycle track from Wright-Dunbar Link station to Third Street Bridge
  • Implement pedestrian and cycling infrastructure improvements for routes to schools and parks
  • Renovated and upgraded kitchen at Adventure Central in Wesleyan MetroPark

Projects being implemented

  • Expand Wesleyan MetroPark with land acquisition to create a linked +100-acre park
  • Acquire land to establish Wolf Creek open space corridor
  • Construct the Wolf Creek Bikeway off the street from Bridge St. to Wesleyan MetroPark
  • Redesign and Reconstruct Salem Avenue with street trees and wide sidewalks, ornamental lights, and safe connections for cyclists
  • Improvements to McIntosh Park including off-street parking and renovated basketball courts

Projects Funded

  • Continue the Wolf Creek Bikeway from Wesleyan MetroPark to Hickorydale Park
  • Stabilize housing in Wolf Creek neighborhoods through a hosing investment program

Projects in Planning/Design

  • Lay back levees to create open space, south side, Sweetman to Broadway (partially complete)
  • Revitalize east Wolf Creek as a mixed-use neighborhood; assemble land for infill residential, commercial, office redevelopment
  • Construct the Wolf Creek Bikeway: Bridge St. to Wesleyan MetroPark
  • Redevelop the Zion Center at the corner of West Third St. and Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
  • Redevelop the Gem City Ice Cream site

Culture Corridor, Stillwater River, Great Miami River North

Projects Completed

  • Reopen the Deeds Point Bridge, connecting the Community Corridor to downtown along the Great Miami River Trail
  • Expand Link Bikeshare into the corridor with a new hub at Deeds Point MetroPark

Projects Being Implemented

  • Construct a new dog park at Triangle Park
  • Improvements to Kettering Field
  • Construction of a new private school providing wrap-around support for kids in generational poverty
  • Remove tornado-damaged Foxton Court apartments on Shoup Mill Rd. and restore the area to natural habitat
  • Extend the Great Miami River bikeway north from Helena St. to Keowee St. on the east side of the river

Projects Funded

  • Extend the Great Miami River bikeway north to Keowee Street

Projects in Planning/Design

  • Install a new Link bike hub in Old Dayton View along Salem Ave.

Education Corridor, Great Miami River South

Projects Completed

  • Remove Tait Station low dam
  • Expand Link Bikeshare with two new bike hubs in the Carillon neighborhood at Welcome Park and at OneFifteen off Hopeland Avenue
  • Install improved crosswalks and countdown signals at the corner of Edwin C. Moses Blvd. and Stewart St.

Projects being implemented

  • Construct the City’s first mountain bike park and make neighborhood improvements ot Welcome Park
  • Improve safety and accessibility at Stewart Street at the bridge with crosswalks and countdown signals

Projects Funded

  • Construct infrastructure improvements at Edwin C. Moses Blvd. to connect the Carillon neighborhood to the river

Projects in Planning / Design

  • Extend Great Miami River Trail on the west side of the river to West River Road at Nicholas Rd.
  • The Think Dayton building, the first phase of the onMain: Dayton’s Imagination District at the corner of Patterson Blvd. and Stewart St.
  • Pave, stripe and sign Carillon Blvd. parallel parking

    Technology Corridor, Mad River

    Projects Completed

    • Realign Valley Street between Troy Avenue and Keowee Street
    • Reconstruct Springfield Street from First Street to Smithville Road
    • Revise TechTown design guidelines to reflect an urban campus

    Projects being implemented

    • Construct a bikeway ramp along levee at Tech Town

    Projects in Planning/Design

    • Build the public park along the Mad River at The Point

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