Dayton Arcade – A Walk Through the Past to See the Future

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Historic preservation, downtown revitalization and innovative economic development were combined when the Miami Valley Section of APA Ohio, AIA Dayton, AGC, West Central Ohio Division and CSI Dayton/Miami Valley met together on March 22, 2018 to examine the redevelopment of the historic Dayton Arcade.  The event culminated with a tour of the buildings that make up the Arcade complex, a full city block with 330,000 SF of mixed use space.

Downtown Dayton is one of the primary economic engines for the Dayton region with more than 40,000 students, 7,500,000 visitors, 20,000 residents and 50,000 employees generating more than $7B in annual business revenues. The Arcade, which closed 26 years ago, is poised for revitalization. The redevelopment project leverages increasing economic investment in downtown, stimulates robust activity in the Central Business District and strengthens the economic vibrancy of Dayton and Montgomery County.

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