Dayton is also a city with a plan! In November, more than 500 people gathered in the Wintergarden at the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton to hear an update and recommendations from community leaders regarding the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan. Among those participating was Charlie Simms, President of Charles Simms Development, who spoke about the success of developing new home communities in downtown Dayton. He shared with the audience that he had recently signed his 50th purchase agreement and expressed his delight in the downtown prospects yet to come for Simms Development!
As the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Website states, the downtown Dayton plan was “launched in 2010 as a way to drive economic stability back to Dayton and its urban core through collective public and private industry initiatives”. The plan’s focus includes areas which statistically indicate a strong and vibrant city:
• Economic development – There are over 1000 businesses in the Greater Downtown. Through a variety of programs, entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone downtown.
• Housing – New housing is the hottest conversation happening downtown with 765 new units completed and in the pipeline.
• Transportation & Infrastructure – Over $52 million has been invested in projects in the urban core, built on Dayton’s Livable Streets policy, encouraging features such as wider sidewalks, bike lanes, street trees, green space, enhanced lighting, and artwork in the public areas. At least 37 façade improvements have been made to downtown buildings.
• Arts and entertainment – More than 7.25 million visitors per year patronize downtown’s attractions including arts venues, new retail, new breweries and restaurants.
• Education – Over $88 million in education investments are planned or have been completed.
• Active lifestyles – Over 10 miles of new bike lanes and sharrows have paved the way for a bike share system that will launch in 2015. The River Run project will capitalize on the river corridor by creating an outdoor recreation destination for kayakers.
• Green and Sustainable – 244 new trees have been planted since 2010 and more than 67 businesses have improved their environmental stewardship by joining the DRG3 Green Business Certification program.
For more information and for the entire list of Greater Downtown Dayton Plan recommendations, download the full plan at DowntownDayton.org/Plan.
With everything that’s happening, is it any wonder that interest and excitement about homeownership in downtown continues to multiply? Charles Simms Development is dynamically and creatively meeting the housing demand for those who want to enjoy a high quality, affordable, maintenance-free, and active lifestyle. To find out more about the possibilities of homeownership in downtown Dayton contact:
Sharon Hansford, Sales Representative
at Patterson Place
Model Home Hours: Mon-Thurs, 12-6 and Fri, Sat, Sun, 12-5
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