Dayton’s newest housing: 4 under-the-radar projects to know about

Downtown living is hot, hot, hot, and big crowds are expected to come view some of Dayton's newest housing during Saturday's Downtown Housing Tour.

But Dayton also has some other new housing that won’t be on the tour, because it is outside the downtown or remains in the early stages of development.

Here’s a few projects that might be flying under your radar.

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1. Hawthorne School condos

The new Hawthorne School condominiums will not be on the Downtown Housing Tour. However, tour-takers will get a flyer about the new housing in their visitor packets.

And Hawthorne is hosting its own open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday that aligns with the downtown tour.

You can see photos of the converted school house here: Look inside Dayton's newest condos.

The new condos are just north of downtown, in the McPherson Town neighborhood, a quick walk from RiverScape MetroPark.

Hawthorne School at 226 McDaniel St. was turned into 20 apartments in 1998. Now, those apartments have been converted into condos.

The price tags of the condos is one of their main selling points. The smallest studio (496 square feet) costs $58,000. The largest unit (two bedrooms, two baths and 1,188 square feet) costs $137,600.

All the units, except the model, are being sold as is, and developers say there’s nothing that cheap to buy in and around downtown.

RELATED: New condos near downtown Dayton to sell for $58k and up

2. Flats at South Park apartments

The Flats at South Park offers 43 "luxury" apartments at Burns Avenue and Warren Street, near the University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital.

The Flats is located just south of downtown in the South Park neighborhood, which is a short walk or bike trip to the Oregon District or Central Business District.

The Flats apartments have nine-foot ceilings, quartz kitchen counter tops, stainless mist appliances, vinyl plank flooring that looks like wood, Juliet balconies and more.

The building has a game room and rooftop patio, with views of downtown.

Studios start at 578 square feet. Two-bedroom, two-bathroom units offer 955 square feet of space. Units cost between $740 and $1,230.

PHOTOS: See inside Dayton’s newest apartments

3. 7 Cline and other plans for South Park

The Flats were the first phase of a housing development plan for South Park. The next project, also along Warren Street, will be called 7 Cline and will have flat-style condominiums.

The project likely will offer up to 35 condos, spread across a three-story building at Cline and Warren streets, according to developer Greater Dayton Construction Group.

Condos may sell for $225,000 and up, with the most expensive units approaching $400,000, developers say. Condos are expected to have between 1,400 to 2,200 square feet of space.

The building will have a communal rooftop patio and condos will have their own balconies. The building also will offer underground parking.

Construction on 7 Cline is expected to get underway later this year. Additionally, work also may get underway on another stage of the development plan, on land east of the Flats and 7 Cline.

Developers plan 11 town house-style homes along Burns Avenue, and flats on the eastern side of Nathan Place.

There are 8 single-family homes planned for Alberta Street, and more townhouses or flats are targeted for an area near Adams Street and Nathan Place. The plan also calls for a dog park and community garden.

The overall project may take a few years to complete.

RELATED: Up to 65 new condos, townhouses, flats proposed for Dayton’s South Park

4. More apartments by ballpark

The Water Street District just added 54 new apartments. There were already 215 units along the river (Water Street Flats) and 133 units in a building next to Fifth Third Field (Delco Lofts).

RELATED: Water Street developer plans new downtown residences next to Fifth Third Field

The Flats and Delco Lofts are both stops on the Downtown Housing Tour. But developers Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying also are making headway on new housing planned for another property by the Dragons' stadium.

The developers have purchased the Dayton Supply and Tool building at 507 E. First St. The Delco Lofts are just west of the ballpark. The supply and tool building is located just east.

Developers plan to demolish the structure and build new apartments. They said they will apply for permits, and Brackett Builders is expected to start demolition in early June.

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