UD and Premier are looking for organizations that would be willing to help pay for roadways, utilities, water and sewer, and selective demolition of existing structures, according to the university and Premier.
Workers will begin demolition of some buildings on the fairgrounds during the second half of 2018. The Roundhouse at the former fairgrounds will be preserved and a property management firm has been hired to maintain the grounds and keep the buildings secure, according to the university and Premier.
While Premier Health and Encompass Health construct a freestanding rehabilitation hospital north of the former fairgrounds, Miami Valley Hospital employees will temporarily utilize a portion of the north end of the property for parking. Passersby may also notice new landscaping and iron gates being installed at the former fairgrounds, according to the university and Premier.
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“The vision remains the same: to create a vibrant, mixed-use development that builds on Dayton’s history of innovation and entrepreneurship and can propel our next wave of jobs and opportunity,” UD president Eric Spina said in a prepared statement.
UD jointly purchased with Premier Health last year. UD and Premier each paid $5.25 million of the $15 million purchase price.
The 38-acre fairgrounds redevelopment is one of the most anticipated projects in recent Dayton history. Though Premier and UD have not made a final decision for the fairgrounds, they’ve proposed a number of ideas that include housing, retail and green space.
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