My platform, if re-elected to Dayton City Council, is to fulfill the expectation of effectively analyzing information and utilizing citizen input to make informed decisions that are best for the City of Dayton. I will work for you, the citizen. I plan to continue to work as a team member with city government officials and citizens to improve the city by solving three key challenges:
1.) The city must improve communications to include effective, timely and transparent announcements. One individual must be given the charge of overseeing the city’s webpage, Facebook page, city kiosk and all other messaging. The City Manager or Mayor must monitor and evaluate this individual’s performance and work on a regular basis. Our citizens must be informed.
2.) The city faces an uphill battle of maintaining an effective, affordable budget without raising taxes or cutting city services. We have many capital projects over the next several years that will encompass budget expenditures. We must consider raising salaries of fire, police, public works and city office workers to retain valuable employees and remain competitive in the workplace. We must maintain and improve the city’s infrastructure to attract new investment. I pledge to be fiscally responsible and consider each expenditure of tax dollars carefully. I will not jeopardize the city’s financial standing for any project.
3.) Finally, I wish to be a part of a team that utilizes input from all city stakeholders to create a comprehensive branding message that promotes the City of Dayton as a destination location. To accomplish this we must focus on 3 key elements that we have. Those elements are: location, diversity of housing and investment incentives.
If re-elected, I pledge to work harder and smarter for all citizens of Dayton. I work for you!
My name is Beth Nyman and I’m running for Dayton City Council. I’m running because I believe that our elected city officials and city administration work for us, the taxpayers. City government needs to be more transparent and responsive. It is our right to know what is going on in our own city.
Industrial park expansion: I realize the industrial park brings tax revenue to the city, but our strength lies in our neighborhoods, and so I think we should re-examine the borders of the industrial park. The people who live between Main and Clark, Second and Fourth are being pushed out of their neighborhood by the city, and it’s been going on for decades. Let these people renovate their homes and make it a neighborhood again.
Fire department: In order to make our city safe, we need a strong fire department. We’ve lost many good firefighters this year because of inadequate pay and an unstable work environment. The inter-local agreement works, but some things need to change. The fire board is no place for nepotism and back-room deals.
New city building: The 15-year-old-plan for a city building needs to be completely re-examined with input from an urban planner. We can consider other locations or re-purpose historic buildings; this deal is not written in stone. Dayton has changed and we need a city building that reflects who we are now and what we want in the future. This project is projected to cost 4-6 million dollars. We cannot afford to take on debt when we have so many other immediate needs, such as our road repair, the Grant Park water problem, storm water issues, finishing work on our city parks, the state retirement crisis. Additionally, I don’t believe we need to give up our green space in the center of the city. It has become a community gathering place for Dayton residents, and we deserve it.
Taxes: Dayton has one of the highest tax rates in the region. We presently have a surplus in our budget, and we need to use it wisely to improve our city, avoid raising taxes, and live within our budget.
The Opiod Epidemic: I hear from many citizens that this is top of mind, it’s in their neighborhoods, and they see it every day. We need to do everything possible to make Dayton a very inhospitable place for drug abuse. It will take a concerted effort from the police, our citizens, and our neighboring communities to recognize and target drug dealers. There is no denying that they are here, and they have to go.
Our Kids: In the past Dayton had many wonderful activities for kids and families. People often talk fondly about Tacoma Pool, the skating rink, the pay lake, movie theater, bowling alley, and the list goes on. Sadly, every one of these is long gone. We need to decide what kind of amenities we want for our children and families. Quality of life is important for everyone.
The Central Business District: Recently the mayor said the work of the Main Street program is done. As the Chairman of the Main Street Board, I disagree. While we have made good progress bringing some new businesses to Sixth Avenue, we are far from finished. There are still many buildings that are in need of tenants, businesses, and restoration before our work is done. Our CBD brings visitors, tax revenue, and makes Dayton a thriving town. We need to keep this momentum going.
Historic preservation: In the last four years I have seen eight historic homes razed, two for a parking lot, four for the proposed city building, and two that are now empty lots on the Avenue. We need to rediscover and protect our historic homes. It’s who we are.
Blight: Our neighborhoods are plagued with dilapidated, abandoned foreclosed homes. Blight prevents us from creating lively safe neighborhoods, and it stops new residents from considering Dayton as a place to call home. We need to crack down on absentee landlords and help citizens with financial assistance to repair and rejuvenate these homes.
I want your vote: If I’m elected to council I will listen and be accessible to everyone. I want to hear your opinions. I will do everything in my power to make sure the city council stays on course and takes decisive action to build a vibrant Dayton we can all be proud to call home.
In running for City Council, my goal is to continue to help the momentum of progress the city is making in the central business district and the development of Manhattan Harbor and other projects that will strengthen and better our community. I plan to work with local businesses, both new and established, to listen to their ideas about how to grow our community in positive ways. I plan to be open and honest with the community and be available to discuss issues as they arise. I want to listen to what the citizens of Dayton have to say and respond with honest and accurate information.
If I am fortunate enough to serve on city council, I will share pertinent information after each meeting either via a blog or Facebook. I want our citizens to always know what’s happening and I want you involved! As many of you know, I’m always available to discuss ideas about the direction our town takes. I promise to listen to you and share with you, my neighbors and friends, so we can work together. This is our community and I would be honored to represent my fellow citizens in a vision for the future of our historic town.
I am a lifelong resident of Dayton. I graduated from Dayton high school in 1977. I immediately started my career with what was then The First National Bank of Cincinnati. After 30 years I retired as Vice President of International Banking Operations which became U S Bank. I also successfully wrote a $5000 grant for the Dayton Civic Club which was used to hold the 2017 Kite festival.
As a former Park Board Member, a former member of Site Based Council for Lincoln Elementary, former President of Dayton Jr. Baseball League and current President of the Dayton Civic Club, you can rest assured I will work hard to be involved in the city I love so much and all of its people. I’m running for City Council to represent you and our city. I will do everything in my power to “Help Dayton Grow!” I thank you in advance for your vote on November 6.
For those of you that haven’t met me yet, I am Scott Beseler and I am running for City Council to improve the quality of life for my neighbors in Dayton, KY. I believe that the current administration is preparing to spend too much money on a new city building project that would end up putting our city at high risk for a financial crisis. This will result in a cut in public services and make us ill prepared to pay our pensions and other much needed improvements. I do believe that a new city building is needed and I will motion to work with a city planner to help look at other viable options to use existing buildings and find more affordable options.
I value the city workers, fire department and police immensely and hope to work to provide them with the very best of working conditions. However, these are all employees of us, the citizens of Dayton. We the people should have a say in how we want our future to look and that all depends on this election. We have the opportunity to vote for more clarity in the government and to take the power back from the developers and a vision from the past.
I find myself in the position of the fiscally conservative candidate. The current administration is boasting about how much money that they have saved, but at what expense? Why are the longstanding problems still an issue? We have a long list of needs that should come before the wants of this city building; including the Grant Park road/drainage issues, pensions, fire and police radio replacements, drug dealers, blight, slum lords and road and drainage repair.
I also believe that we need to invest in our children and families here in Dayton. Community art projects, gardens, paint the town, city clean ups, parks rehabilitation and entertainment should all be considered as they provide an outlet for families to spend time with each other and build community. I will encourage local businesses to start to mentor our older students so that they can be better prepared for a working life. If it is one thing that I have learned about Dayton in my 7 years of being here, it is that we are caring and supportive neighbors.
We are at a very pivotal moment in Dayton right now. Our future depends on the success of these new developments. If they don’t succeed then we have empty units, no tax revenue, and no money for the city building to be funded. That is why I believe that first and foremost we need to make Dayton a place where people want to move. Investing in our infrastructure and growing the business district and helping those that are struggling to keep up with their homes should come first. The money from the developer will remain in an account until we are ready to build. So why not improve the city and create a place where new people want to come and older residents can remain and be more comfortable? We need to see less bulldozers tearing down homes and more dumpsters used for fixing and cleaning up our neighborhoods.
I really wanted to buy a nicer home, but I didn't, because I didn't have the money for it. What I did do, was buy a house that needed a ton of love, but had great bones. My blood, sweat and tears are now dripping from these bones and someday soon, I will be able to move into my dream home in Dayton, Kentucky with my new bride.
I appreciate your time in reading my message and encourage you all to get out and vote for fresh ideas! Please don’t be shy, if you would like to reach me directly email me at email@example.com
During my first two terms on your City Council, I feel we’ve accomplished much of what you elected me to do. We passed ordinances to address Vacant Properties, Code Enforcement, and revised the Occupational Tax. We initiated the successful CCAP Program which has brought more businesses and rehabbed buildings to our business district than we’ve seen in decades. We revised the Developer’s Agreement, our Personnel Policy, and refused to increase our Property Tax rate. We requested and now receive monthly reports on our General Reserve Fund showing all expenses and revenues in a timely manner.
While not all the decisions Council made were unanimous, they were always done respectfully. Our Council has acted civilly and professionally, as representatives of our city and our citizens. I am most proud that the past two Councils I have served on have worked so well together, with no “politics” involved.
Personally, I have recruited new businesses to open in our Central Business District. I initiated the “I 8 In Dayton” promotion to give more exposure to our thriving dining scene. I created and subsidized the “Take A Look @ Dayton KY” contests to encourage our citizens to realize what a great town we live in, and share that with the whole region. I’ve worked closely with our School District in many roles, and support programs to help our youth succeed. I’ve worked with outside resources to bring more attention and investment to our city. I’ve worked with real estate agents to attract new home buyers, as well as regional agencies’ programs like “Beyond The Curb” and “HomeFest”.
In the past, I served Dayton on the Board of Architectural Review, Chair of the Main Street Board and Civic Club, Board of Adjustments, and Dayton Independent School District Community Advisory Committee. I’ve contributed countless volunteer hours in various projects, including helping start the St Francis Cemetery cleanup, as well as community and school events.
But there is so much more that can and must be done to keep Dayton moving forward. We have major challenges in funding the city’s core responsibilities due to ever-increasing costs of payroll, pensions, supplies, and equipment. Most importantly, we need to meet these costs without further raising our tax rates paid by our citizens and businesses. To accomplish this, we all need to be creative to find more new revenue sources, while being smart with our spending. We need to help our existing businesses grow, and attract new ones. We need to work hard to attract more rehabbers and home buyers, and increase our existing property values. And we need to ensure that the riverfront development moves forward, and that this new neighborhood and the hundreds of new residents become an integrated and contributing part of our community.
I humbly ask that you allow me to continue to represent you on Council. I promise that I will keep working to the best of my ability for you and our city, and will stay open-minded and receptive to all concerns and new ideas from all citizens and sources. I will determine my Council votes based on the merits of the proposal, not based on who is proposing it. I will work with Council and Administration to bring even more professionalism and transparency to our city government. I will continue to work with any outside agencies and resources to bring more interest and investment to our city. And I will continue to closely monitor our expenditures, to make sure we are all getting the most out of our hard-earned taxes.
With your vote and your support, I‘ll continue to work together with everyone inside and outside our city, and keep making Dayton KY an even better place to be.
My name is Denny Lynn and I am seeking Re-Election to Dayton City Council. I have lived in Dayton for over 50 years. I have been married for 41 years and have three children; all three have graduated from Dayton High School. I’m also the proud grandfather of 4 grandchildren.
I’m a Retired Fire Chief for the Dayton Fire Department and the Fire Department of Bellevue-Dayton. I have over 40 years of experience working in City Government, balancing city budgets and administration. I currently am the Chairperson of the City’s Finance Committee; I am also on the Safety Committee and the Personnel Law and Printing Committee.
During the just under 4 years that I have been on council, we started the Commercial Community Advantage Program (CCAP) to bring in businesses to the central businesses district. This program helps with rental abatement, uniform signage and structural improvements. We lowered our trash collection fees, we have not raised property taxes and we came in $89,700 under budget. We also approved to pay half along with the City of Bellevue to purchase 2 new Rosenbauer Aerial Fire Trucks for the Fire Department.
In the Police Department we purchased new cruisers and some body cameras. In the Building Department we have new computer programs and ordinances to help in the fight against blight. We have new development both on the north and south side of the floodwall with new apartments at the bottom of Walnut Street and soon up the hill between O’Fallon and Walnut Streets above Tenth Street there will be 17 new single-family homes.
Remember to VOTE on November 6, 2018
FOR CONTINUED PROGRESS , RE-ELECT DENNY LYNN TO DAYTON CITY COUNCIL
In 2005, I chose to make my home in Dayton. I grew up on the west side of Cincinnati, graduated from NKU, and spent several years living, attending school, and working in Pennsylvania, Montana, Utah, and Nevada. I love our River City. The people, architecture, restaurants, parks make our town a place where I want to be. It’s walkable, beautiful, and filled with hidden gems like the best doughnuts ever.
I currently serve on the Board of Architectural Review and served on the Main Street Board for a number of years. During my time as a Dayton resident, my volunteer activities have included Light Up Dayton, Easter Egg Hunt, Fall Fest, Art on the Avenue, Paint the Town, and Beyond the Curb.
I'm excited to see our Main Street become more vibrant and want to continue developing our central business district and industrial park. The new residential and mixed-use developments going in along the riverfront and up on 10th are also good for our city.
While the growth we are witnessing in our city is apparent, we need to make sure that we are fiscally responsible. We must address the state employee pension shortage, updating the first responder's radio communication system, and making sure that our first responders have the resources they need to continue to provide residents with our current excellent level of service as our community continues to grow.
Issues on which I'm particularly committed include working on the opioid crisis at the local, county, and state levels. I want to work closely with law enforcement and people such as Dr. Engle, who is leading the way in medical solutions to this problem. The opioid crisis effects so many aspects of our residents’ lives and puts additional stress on our first responders. I recommend the establishment of a human rights commission in Dayton. A human rights commission is a volunteer group appointed by the mayor to promote peace, mutual response, understanding, and quality of life. They work with the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights to make sure that the Kentucky Civil Rights Act is enforced. Currently only 24 cities in Kentucky have a Commission on Human Rights and only one in the river cities, Covington.
We need to address the problems with the road in Grant Park and our many stormwater runoff/drainage issues. I’d like to see us work with SD1 and the EPA to explore stormwater management strategies including green roofs, permeable pavements, bioretention areas, vegetated swales, vegetated filter strips, rain barrels, cisterns, and sand and organic filters to see which could be beneficial for us.
Also, I would like to revisit the breed-specific dog ban that is in place. Finally, I would like to revisit the ban on chickens. I think it would be beneficial if residents could have several laying hens to provide fresh eggs.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. I hope you will consider voting for me on November 6.
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My name is Bill Burns and I am running for re-election for Dayton City Council on which I have served for the past six years. For those of you who may not know me, I am the guy you see on the streets with the curly hair and white mustache.
I'm a lifelong resident, born at Speers Hospital and raised in this great city. I graduated from Dayton High School (Class of 69) and married my wife of 48 years, Ginny, also a Dayton graduate. We were married at First Presbyterian Church in Dayton where I am still a member today. I was soon called to duty where I proudly served 4 years in the US Air Force, where I received the Air Force Commendation Medal. During my service our son was born, and due to our love for this city, we chose to come back home to raise our family. My son (William II) is a 1989 graduate of Dayton High school as are my two grandchildren (William III – 2012 and Katelyn – 2013).
Upon returning home, I worked for CG&E, now Duke, for over 38 years until my retirement in 2006. I am presently employed part-time at Fresh Thyme Markets. I always knew I wanted to give back to the community where I grew up. This desire led me to two influential men in my life - Mr. Lee Reiber and Mr. Harry Rifkin, both of whom became my mentors. I am privileged to call them my role models. Over the years, I've been honored to serve as part of the following community organizations:
While serving on City Council, I have been steadfast at keeping taxes from being raised. There has been no tax increase during my tenure on Council. I believe that we should continue with the CCAP program, and that we must also find avenues to increase our revenues. In my opinion, we need to explore bringing businesses into our Industrial Park (light industry), as this would increase payroll taxes and occupational taxes.
Remember I am a VOICE, not an ECHO.
Please remember to vote November 6, 2018
I thank you in advance for your vote.
I am seeking re-election because our city is moving in the right direction and we need to continue to build off our successes. I stand by my record and have kept my promises from my previous campaigns.
First, I pledged to keep our property tax rates the same. I have voted to keep our property taxes at the same rate even though the compensating rate has been higher the past two years. As a member of the finance committee, I have worked with the administration to keep costs in line and we have either hit our budget targets or come under them. As developers in our city continue to break ground, our tax base will expand, and our city’s finances will continue to improve.
I’ve also pledged to support our first responders and give them the tools they need to serve our city. Since I have been on the fire board, the fire department has put into service two new apparatus, purchased new defibrillators, renovated their bathroom and most recently replaced the chief’s vehicle. I worked closely with Chief Adkins to develop a pay scale for the fire department. This will allow the department’s salaries to stay competitive with other departments similar in size to ours. Another incentive the department is implementing this year is a tiered longevity bonus program to help employee retention. Again, I’ve worked closely with Chief Adkins and both city’s administrations to come up with solutions that both cities could agree to. Some candidates have not set foot in the fire house to offer any ideas, solutions or even have a conversation with Chief Adkins. I will continue to work with the department and both cities to create and implement solutions to serve our department’s needs.
Our police department’s biggest need right now, in my opinion, is to have adequate space for the department to work in - as well as - improved working conditions. Our police officers’ working environment is one of the poorest I’ve seen, yet they still perform daily with professionalism and without complaint. Our police department has run out of space for evidence storage and are using an old holding cell to store evidence. Their current situation could put the department’s accreditation at risk. If the department loses its accreditation, insurance rates in our city will go up. This is one of the reasons I support moving forward with the proposed new city building.
My record also includes support for our business community. I’ve voted for changes to the CCAP program to help incentivize businesses to open in our business district. We’ve seen tremendous growth on our main street with a variety of businesses and restaurants coming to Dayton. I’ve voted to approve industrial bonds. One was to help a business in our industrial park to restructure its debt to help it free up working capital and most recently for the developer of the Tapestry project in Manhattan Harbor that just broke ground on a new 270-unit development. I support and commend Bob Yoder on his efforts to attract businesses to our community. Our industrial park has been invigorated over the past two years to the point it is at full occupancy now.
As far as the city building, I don’t think there are any candidates that make the argument that our current building is sufficient. The original space set forth in the Manhattan Harbor agreement is the best location both geographically and fiscally, provided the cost is affordable to the city. City planning 101 would say you put the city building in the center of town which would be 6th and Berry. We’ve explored other locations such as St. Bernard school building and the Rayme building. The diocese does not want to sell the school building and Rayme would not function as a city building. Any other location would be outside the TIF district which would mean the city would lose out on $2 million to help pay for it.
I’m asking for your vote on November 6th because my record has produced results for Dayton. If you want a candidate who will continue to keep taxes stable, support our first responders and promote economic development, I’m the candidate of choice. I have a fundamental understanding of our community, its people and the organizations that make our small town a great place to live, work and grow. Let’s keep Dayton moving forward; keep Jeff Haas for City Council.
My plans for Dayton Kentucky are largely based on what my vision for what our future is. I have been involved in revitalization of Dayton for the past 6 years, starting with The Lodge on the avenue and moving on to the James Taylor House, Belmont Place. I see the Dayton of old being transformed into restored homes and businesses. I see a Dayton that is clean and safe enough for kids to play in the streets after the street lights come on at dusk. I see a Dayton with a well-manicured main street that attracts citizens and visitors alike. I see a Dayton with affordable, well maintained housing options. I see a Dayton that has top notch city services and maintenance.
How do we get to these goals for our future?
First, we spend our money wisely. We must develop 5, 10 and 20 year plans and tailor or budget accordingly. Following a prudent fiscal policy assures us that Dayton will remain solvent and able to provide resources and services for generations to come.
Second, we make Sixth Avenue the focus of revitalization. By making the avenue the centerpiece of the city we can attract new residents and fill vacant properties within the city. A vibrant avenue and clean parks are sure to attract new residents to Dayton. Having a low vacancy rate on residential properties puts pressure on owners to clean up blighted properties. It also gives the City of Dayton some weight in pressuring those property owners to clean up their act.
Third, we consult city planners to give us information on the best path forward in development within the city. It is said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By getting professional advice on how to plan for our future development we will avoid mistakes that will cost us dearly in our future. It is reckless to do otherwise.
Fourth, we have to invest in our infrastructure and parks. First impressions are important, and clean and well maintained streets, sidewalks, parks and properties are our first Impression for visitors to our city. This is what will attract businesses and residents to our city.
Fifth, we have to provide incentives for businesses to move into Dayton. This involves both a re-branding of Dayton and tax incentives to bring more businesses in. If you want to plant a 5 dollar tree, you have to dig a ten dollar hole. Preparing for 10 years down the road requires thought about what to do today.
Sixth, we have to be competitive in hiring and retaining quality police, fire fighters and city workers. These are the people that put an action plan into action.
The business district on the avenue has made a turn around in the past 5 years. Occupancy rates are up. We need to take that progress to the next level. A rising tide raises all boats. The most visible asset that we have is the sixth avenue business/historic district. That is the window that visitors view Dayton through. Improvement there will increase the occupancy rate of vacant houses and store fronts. Increased occupancy of vacant houses and store fronts ultimately brings in more tax revenues. Increased tax revenues will assure that the city can provide services and beautification in the future.
As a City Councilman, I will work to attain all of these goals and make Dayton a better place to live in for years to come. That is what I would do with your vote.
The Devil Dollar Store offers incentives for students at Lincoln Elementary. Students get to shop at the Devil Store after earning 20 marks on their Devil Card. Every child is supposed to wear a lanyard with the Devil Card attached every day, all day except OPA. Most teachers recommend leaving their lanyard and card at school. This process teaches responsibility, which is a trait that we are modeling with our PBIS program. Any adult in the building may give Devil Marks (adult initials) for outstanding behavior. The Devil Store is open at 7:30 AM every morning and a cart comes around on Wednesday about 1:30, so students can receive a quick turnaround.
The incentives available at the Devil Dollar Store are vast. School supplies, lip balm, stuffed animals, and healthy snacks are just a few items that have been available in the past. Our hope is that you will think about these kids every time you see a real bargain and pick it up so we can have a fully stocked Devil Store for the 2018-2019 school year. Drop off all donations for the Devil Dollar Store at the Lincoln Elementary office. Thank you in advance for your donations.
It’s election season again, and Dayton’s voter turn-out numbers were down last election; only one-third of registered Dayton voters actually showed up to the polls and voted. Here are some reasons to get out there this time and vote on November 6th.
• So they listen to Dayton! State government pays attention to which cities vote and which cities don’t. Just like the old adage “the squeaky wheel gets the grease’, cities with high voter turnout get more attention from state government. Vote November 6th and let them know Dayton is awake and watching!
• Because we live here! Local politics influence all of the decisions that have a direct influence on our day-to-day lives, from the laws we’re most worried about abiding by, to the streets we drive on, the storm water that floods our basements or the abandoned houses that blight the town.
• To reduce voter apathy! While voters may care about the issues, especially national ones, participation in local voting continues to decline. In 2011, less than 21 percent of cities' voting-age population cast ballots, compared to an average of 26.6 percent in 2001.
• So our representatives actually represent us! Generally, before a law is passed it must be voted on at your state Senate and state House of Representatives before your governor decides to approve it, veto it or allow it to pass into law. This makes it extremely important to consider and vote for who your local elected officials will be, so that they will vote on your side.
• To hold your local government accountable! Our local officials are elected to represent the majority, and when a large fraction of the electorate fails to vote, bias can be prevalent. Increases in voter turnout at a local level can improve minority representation in city councils and the passing of laws that are more reflective of how citizens feel.
• To keep us safe! Our local elected officials decide how our public safety is managed and paid for. Our elected public servants use our property tax dollars to make big budgetary decisions that influence our local communities.
Submitted by: Beth Nyman
Source: Kip, Becky. "Voting for Mayor is More Important than
Voting for President”. www.thehill.com, October 2016
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,
Dayton Community News