Plans are moving ahead on a new 100,000 square foot Community Services Campus for Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley. Construction will begin in late August for the new campus on 7 acres off South Main Street in Dayton. Steve Goubeaux with Good Will says the campus will dramatically increase the agency’s ability to serve more people with disabilities.
“Currently we are serving in the neighborhood of 13,000 such people. Once we move, we will have the capacity to serve over 20,000 and ultimately add to the campus as that need grows in the community, we’ll step up and meet it," says Goubeaux.
Funding for the $14.4 million dollar project comes from a number of sources, including a 2 million dollar Clean Ohio Grant used to demolish seven 7 building on the northeast corner of Main and Lincoln Streets, and additional funding to renovate an historic building located on the site. Good Will officials say the new Campus will play an important part of the South Main Street corridor revitalization.
The official groundbreaking for the new center is scheduled for late August and should be finished by next July.