Dayton Metro Libraries announced plans this week to open a nine million dollar West Dayton branch next to the Wright Brothers’ factory site - between West Third Street and Abbey Avenue.
The project is part of the city’s West Dayton revitalization efforts. The state government recently granted one million dollars to assist in the redevelopment of the Wright Company Factory Site nearby.
TIm Gaffney is the Director of Communications for the National Aviation Heritage Alliance. He hopes the library will be one many new projects coming to the area.
“I don’t think transformation is hyperbole. I think that’s a very appropriate work for what we want to have happen,” he said.
Dayton Metro Libraries Director, Tim Kambitsch, says their goal to replicate the success of their new Northwest branch.
“Ever since its opened, there’s been a thousand people a day coming in and using that library. Now it’s time to do another successful project here in West Dayton,” said Kambitsch.
Construction on the West Dayton Library is expected to begin in a few months.