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Miami Twp. school making history with new $4.1 million gym construction

Dayton Christian School is expected to start construction on its first gymnasium soon — perhaps as soon as today.

The 55-year-old school has announced a contractor for the $4.1 million addition to its 43.5-acre campus at the intersection of Spring Valley and Washington Church roads in Miami Twp.

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WENCO Construction Co. was picked to build the gym, to be called the Warrior Center, school officials said. The 12,000-square-foot building is expected to take about 10 months to complete, according to the school.

The school raised $3.3 million for the project, and officials hope to raise an additional $800,000 to fund amenities.

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“We don’t need these features to enjoy the gym for physical education or sports, but their addition would certainly make the project a well-rounded space,” said John Gredy, head of school for Dayton Christian.

Last year, the school announced plans to raise $4.6 million to build a 31,000-square-foot gym seating 600 at a site closer to the northern end of the property, but fundraising fell short of the goal, so the plans changed.

A change approved by Miami Twp. this month will allow the new gym to be built toward the site’s southern end, just north of the baseball field.

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