5 multi-million dollar projects transforming Kettering

The Christine Connor and Fred J. Miller Conservatory of the Arts at Alter High School is officially open.
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The Christine Connor and Fred J. Miller Conservatory of the Arts at Alter High School is officially open.

Several multi-million dollar projects are transforming what the Kettering community will look like for years to come.

The projects around the city are designed to improve infrastructure, business development, public service and education. Check out five projects that are transforming this Miami Valley community:

1. A new $5.3 million performing arts center is promoting culture in Kettering

A ribbon-cutting and open house for the $5.3 million performing arts center at Alter High School was held on May 11. The new building features a 236-seat theatre, an art gallery and classroom, a two-story band and music room, a dance studio, and many other amenities, according to Amy Miller, director of marketing and communications for Alter.

The new building connects to the main school building near Seton Hall and features a breezeway to walk through from the front of the school directly to the rear parking lot. READ MORE

The City of Kettering plans to expand and renovate its police department facilities. The existing police facility at the Kettering Government Center will be renovated, and an additional floor will be added for office space for the chief, captains, and administrative staff. Photo: Contributed
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The City of Kettering plans to expand and renovate its police department facilities. The existing police facility at the Kettering Government Center will be renovated, and an additional floor will be added for office space for the chief, captains, and administrative staff. Photo: Contributed

2. Kettering could spend nearly $7 million to renovate its police station

City leaders are voting on a multi-million dollar plan to expand and renovate the police department. City Manager Mark Schwieterman said the estimated cost for the project is $6.9 million.

If council members approve, the existing police facility at the Kettering Government Center will be renovated and an additional floor will be added for office space for the chief, captains, and administrative staff, Schwieterman said. The design work will be for about $500,000. READ MORE

3. Kettering just upgraded its fire department, too

The latest effort to improve public safety facilities comes on the heels of a multi-million dollar overhaul of the fire department.

“We’ve gone from a seven-station model down to a four-station model with our fire department, and the last station on Dorothy Lane will be completed later this year,” Schwieterman said. “In total, the fire department project is roughly $30 million for those new stations and the equipment.”

ExploreREAD MOREEudora Brewing Company has submitted plans to build a new brewery on Wilmington Pike at a former Pep Boys auto shop. Staff Writer

4. City could spend $4 million to improve busy intersection

The city of Kettering is proposing $4 million in improvements to County Line Road from the intersection of Dorothy Lane to the intersection of Vale Drive. Development in the County Line Road surrounding area has created a demand for additional lanes to accommodate traffic. Over the next 20 years, this corridor is expected to see a further increase to the average daily traffic flow. READ MORE

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A new Valvoline is being constructed at the vacant corner of Wilmington Pike and Dorothy Lane.
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A new Valvoline is being constructed at the vacant corner of Wilmington Pike and Dorothy Lane.

5. Wilmington Pike corridor is exploding with new businesses

The Wilmington Pike corridor is growing with new and vibrant business development as the city has invested millions of dollars to infrastructure improvements in this area. Several new businesses including: Popeyes, Valvoline, Eudora Brewing, Game Runners and a Wilmington-Stroop Branch of the Dayton Metro Library are in the works. READ MORE

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