The new owners of the former fairgrounds — the University of Dayton and Premier Health — have said the project is a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity.
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To date, no funding has been appropriated for infrastructure or other development efforts for the site, the Port Authority said in its application.
The state did set aside $2.5 million to the Port Authority, which was used as part of the $15 million purchase/relocation package provided to the Montgomery County Agricultural Society to move the fair to its new location.
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“Transitioning a site that has been an agricultural county fairground since the 19th century – into a vibrant economic driver for the region and state – will require notable site preparation and infrastructure modernization and development,” the Port Authority said in its application.
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You can view the fairgrounds project and other ideas seeking taxpayer funding here. You can comment on the projects at PDAC@daytonregion.com.