There are a lot of great things happening in Dayton! I hope you noticed the planters on the new decorative street lamps along Sixth Avenue. Public Works did an excellent job getting them up before Beyond the Curb.
The Beyond the Curb Tour was a great success, with 577 attendees. It was a fabulous event that showcased all of the wonderful things happening in Dayton. I want to thank all of the volunteers, businesses and organizations that helped make this a success.
Our next big event will be the Taste of Dayton on Sunday, October 14 from noon to 6 PM. We will be closing Sixth Avenue from McKinney Street to Berry Street. There will be six bands on two stages, food from our local restaurants, and our retail businesses and vendors will be joining in with arts, crafts and more and a lot of fun for the whole family!
There’s also a lot of development news happening. Tapestry on the River, the 263 unit luxury apartment complex, to be located on the east end of the Manhattan Harbour project has closed on the property for the development. A groundbreaking for the Tapestry on the River should be announced soon.
Along Sixth Avenue, there are several rehab projects underway including 201 Sixth Avenue, the old Smitty’s Bar, which will be the new larger Avenue Pharmacy, and 620 Sixth Avenue, which is undergoing a top to bottom rehab with two high-end apartments, and an approximately 900 sq. ft. retail space.
Our Riverfront Commons Trail project continues to move forward. We expect to begin with the western portion of the project, a riverfront trail from O’Fallon Street to Berry Street. The second phase has just been awarded a $810,000 grant from the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments to complete the trail from Berry Street to Clark Street. Lastly, Halloween Trick-or-Treat will be on Wednesday, October 31, from 6 PM to 8 PM. Be safe!
Until next month,
Mayor Ben Baker
Ben Baker is currently serving his first term as mayor after two consecutive terms on Dayton City Council. Mr. Baker lives on historic 6th Avenue and enjoys the walkable nature of Dayton as well as it’s many friendly streets.