Woodard Development’s Water Street District project in downtown Dayton is located near the convergence of the Great Miami River and the Mad River.
Photo: Contributed by Woodard Development
Photo: Contributed by Woodard Development

See where millions have been spent to improve downtown Dayton

Development is booming in Dayton downtown as buildings left vacant after the loss of multiple major companies are being bought up by investors and put to new uses.

The Downtown Dayton Partnership lists $564.25 million in estimated investment for 33 significant projects that have been completed, are under construction or have some funding secured since 2015. Two more projects, renovation of The Landing and the Grant-Deneau Tower have recently been announced but developers do not yet have the estimated value of those projects.

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This Downtown Dayton Partnership map shows some of the landmarks and development districts in downtown Dayton as well as the partnership’s development principles.
Photo: Contributed by Downtown Dayton Partnership

The most expensive project of the group is the $100 million Water Street District, which includes commercial, residential and a hotel near Riverscape and the Dayton Dragons’ Fifth Third Field.

Water Street is a joint project of Dayton-based Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying Development of Columbus.

“If you look nationally the urban resurgence has continued,” said Jason Woodard, principal at Woodard Development. “We were behind the trend a little bit but are catching up. I think every segment of the community has to be strong. Downtown, we believe, is sustainable.”

Here’s a look at the 35 downtown projects:

Significant downtown Dayton investments since 2015 
These are projects that have been completed, are under construction or are in the pipeline with some funding secured.  
ProjectEstimated investment
The Landing renovationnot available
Grant-Deneau Tower (40 W. Fourth)not available
Water Street (commercial, residential and hotel) $100 million
Dayton Arcade $96 million
Dayton Metro Library $64 million
CareSource $44 million
Sinclair College $36.5 million
Fire Blocks $35 million
Fidelity Medical Building $22 million
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School $20 million
Barclay Building $20 million
15 McDonough $18.2 million
YWCA $17 million
Dayton Towers $13.5 million
Webster Street Bridge $11 million
Wheelhouse $8 million
Monument Walk $7 million
601 E. Third St. $5 million
Levitt Pavilion $5 million
Brownstones on Second $4.5 million
City View townhomes $4.2 million
RiverScape River Run $4 million
18 W. Fifth St. (Triad) $4 million
Steam Plant $3.7 million
111 W. First St. $3 million
2-10 S. Patterson Blvd. $3 million
Avant-Garde $3 million
130 W. Second St. $2.8 million
Talbott Tower $1.8 million
Courthouse Plaza SW $1.7 million
Greater Dayton RTA renovation $1.5 million
PNC Arts Annex $1.5 million
444 E. Second St. $1.15 million
6 N. Main St. $1.1 million
Riverfront Grande $1.1 million
TOTAL*$564.25 million
*Not including the two new projects that do not yet have estimated investment costs. 
Source: Downtown Dayton Partnership, January 2019

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