Recommendations for the fate of the Dayton Convention Center will be announced at tonight’s Dayton City Commission meeting, as a city-appointed task force has completed its recommendations for the city’s future.
The convention center could be redeveloped, re-invested in or even demolished, according to a press release from the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. The facility has operated with a budgetary loss since 2012, according to the release.
A 2015 study on the facility recommended upgrades that would make the convention center more marketable to conventions and event planners would cost up to $28 million.
The task force, made up of various community leaders and representatives both the public and private sectors, met from January to July of this year. Today’s recommendations don’t represent a final master plan.
According to the release, the task force’s report was unanimously agreed upon by its members and was endorsed by the Downtown Dayton Partnership and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.