The Water Street development on Dayton’s river front is moving forward ahead of schedule following the Dayton City Commission's approval of the plan development last week.
Water Street as planned would be huge: 50,000 square feet of office space, hundreds of parking spaces and 161 residential units in the first stage of the project, which would be located right next to RiverScape MetroPark near the fork of the Great Miami and the Mad Rivers. The mixed-use project aims to compete with suburban developers.
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The interior of the Arcade in September, 2013
Friday is the deadline for the owners of the Arcade in downtown Dayton to pay their property taxes or risk the county selling that debt to a third party—a tax lien sale.
The bright and ornate Arcade building has been languishing in the center of Dayton for more than two decades now. It’s been through foreclosures, tax lien sales, and a series of dispelled rumors about what redevelopment might look like.
The proposed Water Street development in downtown Dayton is one step closer to reality. The Dayton Plan Commission gave approval to the Water Street Project. The private redevelopment effort would span almost the whole stretch of riverfront from Riverscape Park to Tech Town. Support for the $36 million effort was overwhelming at Tuesday night’s meeting.
Today in downtown Dayton, several internationally important events centered around peace will be celebrated. Today is the fifth anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, and it's also the one hundredth anniversary of the Peace Palace in the Hague, Netherlands.
The Netherlands' Peace Palace houses the International Court of Justice, which serves as the judicial body of the United Nations. It officially opened August 28, 1913 and that milestone will play a part in today's celebrations surrounding the King anniversary.
Performers at the 2010 Dayton African American Cultural Festival
This year's Dayton African American Cultural Festival is themed "A Family Affair: Culture Matters," and a wide variety of music and talent will be on display this weekend. Two of the festival organizers joined Niki Dakota in studio to talk about this year's festival and it's intergenerational approach to community.
The Dayton African American Cultural Festival is August 24th and 25th in downtown Dayton.