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

New townhouses, flats and detached single-family homes could be headed to the former site of the Cliburn Manor housing project in the South Park neighborhood, according to conceptual site plans submitted to the city of Dayton.

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Initial concept plans show about 11 attached townhouses, eight detached single-family homes, eight new townhomes or flats and potentially other new housing and community spaces for the vacant property.

The new housing is in addition to the roughly 27 new condos that are planned for a property at Warren and Cline streets. Developer Greg Thompson, president of Greater Dayton Construction Group, is already accepting reservations for the condos.

The Dayton City Commission on Wednesday night will have a public hearing on the proposed planned development.

Local officials say the new housing will strengthen the links between the Brown Street business corridor, the South Park Historic District, downtown the University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital.

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The Flats at South Park is the first project in a multi-phase development along Warren Street, just north of the Brown Street business district.

The Flats is a four-story building at 619 Nathan Place offering 43 apartments and first-floor commercial space. Leasing on the apartments is underway, with the units expected to open for move in March 1.

Developers are asking the city to approve a planned development for two more phases of housing south and east of the Flats building.

The first phase is a three-story building that will feature about 27 condos along Warren Street, between Cline and Adams streets. The upscale condos will range in size, starting with two bedrooms that start at about $220,000, developers said.

Developers say they may offer customized finishes and a community area on the roof. Some units on the top level may have private rooftop terraces. Construction is expected to begin spring or early summer.

Plans also call for an underground parking garage with 28 spaces, as well as a surface parking lot in the rear with 26 spaces.

There may also be an “amenities room” and bicycle parking near the condo building’s entrance.

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The second phase calls for a mix of for-sale housing on the old Cliburn Manor public housing site, which was demolished about a decade ago.

The site plans, which remain conceptual, show eight detached single-family homes along Alberta Street, near where it turns into Brown Street as it extends north into downtown.

The plans show about 11 attached townhouses along Burns Avenue, and eight structures along Nathan Place that are expected to be either flats or townhomes that are two or three stories tall.

The development could have additional townhouses or flats on adjacent land on Nathan Place. Next to that is a dog park and community gardens, at Nathan Place and Adams Street.

“That will be done more in smaller bites,” said Bill Hibner, director of construction services for developer Oberer Thompson Co. “With Phase 2, we’ll have to go back through the Plan Board process as we develop the specifics for those areas.”

The site concepts have won the support of Historic South Park Inc., the neighborhood association.

The association said the development plan would create “desirable but not overwhelming” housing density, between about 50 to 65 units, according to a statement submitted to the Dayton Plan Board.

The proposed housing primarily complements — and doesn’t compete with — the neighborhood housing stock, the association said.

The specific details of phase 2 still have to be worked out and approved, but the mix and location of the housing is likely to remain the same because it was determined using neighborhood feedback and discussions with the land use board, said Hibner. Phase 2 should get underway sometime this year, he said.

To make a reservation or for more information on the new condos, people can call 937-426-3577.

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