State grant to help complete Dayton Christian’s site plans

$75K project to redevelop former NCR facility on hold since 2009

MIAMI TWP., Montgomery County — With nearly $380,000 in Clean Ohio Assistance Grant funding, the Dayton Christian School system can finish the cleanup and redevelopment into community athletic fields of its administrative offices and schools on 43.5-acres formerly home to an NCR training facility.

“This is actually coming off the Dayton Christian School system being able to pay-off nearly $8.5 million in debt,” said Bob Elliott, Dayton Christian president and chief executive officer. “We’re able to look at things through a whole new lens and filter on how to develop the site and improve the quality of the school system.”

The state on Jan. 31 awarded Miami Twp. $379,516 for the project. State law requires a government entity be the recipient of the grant. The township is serving as the pass-through agent of the grant for Dayton Christian, said Chris Snyder, township assistant director of planning and zoning.

He said the township is in charge of hiring a certified firm to oversee the project, also covered under the grant.

Dayton Christian is a ministry of Xenia-based Legacy Ministries International Inc., which in 2005 purchased the project site at 9391 Washington Church Road and soon after began a $75,000 conversion of it into a school campus with community meeting rooms. The offices also are headquarters of Dayton Christian’s home-school program.

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Demolition of seven remaining former NCR dormitory structures at the site, however, came to a halt in 2009 when crews discovered 8-foot concrete slabs beneath the buildings.

Elliott said the grant will pay for all remaining work.

“It’s been a long process,” he said. “We’re just absolutely ecstatic.”

Work is expected to begin this spring, with the first phase of the athletic fields ready by fall 2012.

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