PHOTOS: How Dayton fairgrounds could transform

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

caption arrowCaption
The preliminary vision for the fairgrounds redevelopment was just unveiled.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Dayton could be getting a new neighborhood built at the site of the former Montgomery County fairgrounds.

Premier Health and University of Dayton jointly bought the 38 acre site along Main Street, just south of downtown, and just unveiled their preliminary vision for how the location could be redeveloped.

RELATED: Fairgrounds finds new home in Jefferson Twp.

Explore

It’s too early for there to be a project timeline. Along with the design still being preliminary, the hospital network and university still need to work out details like financing and find other organizations with development experience to partner on the project.

The initial phase proposed in the preliminary plan calls for the project to start along Main Street and work from the edges inward. The proposal calls for a mix of office, housing, retail, urban agriculture and high-quality public spaces.

caption arrowCaption

ajc.com

caption arrowCaption

RELATED: Premier Health to close Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton

Planning NEXT, a Columbus-based design firm, gave examples of the buildings that showed the scale and character of the developments it is proposing at the site.

caption arrowCaption

ajc.com

caption arrowCaption

Depending on demand, the initial phase could continue to build out into even more office, housing and retail.

caption arrowCaption

ajc.com

caption arrowCaption

As the site is built out, Planning NEXT says the development should have flexible spaces that can transform as the neighborhood expands inward from Main Street. For example, surface parking can be later developed into multi-story parking structures as the neighborhood becomes more dense.

caption arrowCaption

ajc.com

caption arrowCaption

Build out of the site could follow different scenarios depending on market demand.

caption arrowCaption

ajc.com

caption arrowCaption

caption arrowCaption

ajc.com

caption arrowCaption

caption arrowCaption

ajc.com

caption arrowCaption

About the Author