First step of the fairgrounds redevelopment project.
The project’s “first step,” as Greene called it, will include a new building at the corner of Stewart and Main streets. Work on the building could begin within the next three to four years.
Internal view of fairgrounds project.
The first building will not necessarily be “a UD building or Premier building,” University of Dayton president Eric Spina said.
The building, which will be located at the corner of Stewart and Main streets, will include “several partners,” he said.
Initial phase of the fairgrounds project.
The project’s initial phase will extend new construction down Main Street, Greene said.
Diagram of the initial phase of the fairgrounds project.
This second phase of the project will include retail space, housing and buildings for employment, according to plans released today.
It will also extend the redevelopment around the fairgrounds’ historic Roundhouse. The building will be surrounded by a new plaza and landscaping, according to plans. UD and Premier have agreed to help preserve and restore the Roundhouse.
There was no new timeline available on Tuesday of exactly when each phase of the project will begin, officials said.
“When we collaborate we do it really well and that’s what we want this project to be about,” said Premier Health CEO Mary Boosalis.
Buildout phase of the fairgrounds project.
The final phase will fill in the remainder of the 38 acres on the former fairgrounds, though it could be a decade or more from now Greene said.
Diagram of the buildout phase of the fairgrounds project.
The final “buildout phase” will include a lot of housing development as well as a few employment buildings and “structured parking,” according to mapped out plans of the site.
By the time the project is completed, Wyoming Street will extend all the way through the former fairgrounds to Patterson Boulevard, according to plans. Several other roads will extend into the property but won’t run all the way through it like Wyoming Street.
Planning NEXT, the master planning contracted to the project, in January unveiled the early vision for the fairgrounds.
The initial vision for the property calls for the first phase of development to have about 245 unites of housing, 225,000 square feet of office, 60,000 square feet of retail and four acres of urban agriculture.
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