It's not a difficult task to discover visual arts in downtown Dayton. Whether you're exploring a gallery space or admiring local products sold in downtown businesses, Dayton's rich arts amenities abound. Last year, we introduced our first event in the new Summer in the City series in May, and it was a blast. But we've got a lot more in store for art lovers at this year's event. Pack your bags, because you're in for a trip! Art in the City is the next signature event of the 2016 DP&L Summer in the City lineup, and it promises to be quite the visual feast. The Downtown Dayton Partnership … [Read more...] about Art is Everywhere During New Juried Show and Kickoff Event
It's the start of the downtown event season! This week includes the kickoff for The Square Is Where as well as First Friday and the first in the DP&L Summer in the City signature series. In preparation for the May 7 Downtown Housing Tour, the Downtown Dayton Partnership is pleased to present two more resident profiles. The "typical" downtown resident is anything but -- with ages spanning from young professionals to families to empty nesters, people are turning to downtown living not as a rite of passage but as a lifestyle choice. Residents choose urban living for its density and proximity … [Read more...] about Won’t You Be Our Neighbor? … Again?
Downtown Dayton residents share their stories on why they moved downtown and why they love it! Housing developments in downtown Dayton have never been more popular. It seems as soon as a new project is finished, another one is announced. Who’s buying or renting these spaces and what motivates them to seek this kind of city-centric lifestyle? The Downtown Dayton Partnership showcases three families who've made the move. Get a glimpse into the lives of people who live downtown—and a sneak peek into some of the residential complexes featured on the Downtown Housing Tour from 1-5 p.m. September … [Read more...] about Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?
Cities are amazing things. Their growth during the 17th and 18th centuries helped lay the foundation for some of the largest leaps in thought in that era, and have continued to be a source of innovation ever since. A conversation in one of the booming coffee houses in 17th century London lead to the writing of Newton’s Principia; another chat lead to the creation of Lloyd’s of London, the world’s first insurance agency. The Industrial Revolution grew slowly within cities, drawing people in with opportunities for economic growth. The density of people in urban centers helped to spread ideas by … [Read more...] about Welcome to The Collaboratory!
With the cold, frigid temperatures of the past week, comes a problem many of us do not think about. It is the emergency of frozen plumbing pipes. As the temperatures rise back above 32 degrees,hundreds of families and property owners in the Miami Valley will be dealing with flooded rooms, caused by frozen pipes. The Problem: As temperatures dip into single digits, many pipes in the home began to cool as well. Some pipes are susceptible to becoming fully or partly frozen. When the water in these pipes freezes and expands, it can cause cracks and breaks in some of the strongest pipes. … [Read more...] about Frigid Temps Could Mean Frozen Pipes for Hundreds in Dayton Area
More residential options are coming to downtown Dayton, which is good news as more people living downtown should bring more business, more activity, more stuff! This time it's the old Park Place apartments on E 1st St that are being converted into urban loft-style condos, and the building will be called, appropriatelyenough, The McCormick. Baseball lovers, Dayton Dragons fans take note- 5 units have views of the 5/3 Field, but because the building is in a relatively open part of the city, all units have unrestricted urban views. The McCormick lofts are listed by Steve Seboldt at Sibcy Cline … [Read more...] about New condos on the block: The McCormick
Art. Music. Shopping. Food. Fun. First Friday in downtown Dayton is about all of these things. This free event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, throughout downtown. The August First Friday is always one of the year’s largest, and this year promises to be the same with the range of activities taking place. Roaming performers — the McGovern Ceili Dancers, acoustic duo Pourover and juggler Tony Steinbach — will provide entertainment throughout downtown. If you plan to enter the Downtown in Focus photo contest, be sure to bring your camera along. From 8 to 11 p.m., most of … [Read more...] about Experience the Best of Downtown During the Aug. 2 First Friday
Amateur and professional photographers are invited to participate in Downtown in Focus, a photo contest aimed at finding new and distinctive shots of our downtown. The City of Dayton, Downtown Dayton Partnership, Kaplan College and Dayton Daily News are sponsoring the contest. One amateur winner and one professional winner will be selected in each of the following categories: Downtown Living: You know that place you and your friends go to every Saturday night downtown? Now is your chance to win some money for being a regular! Take photos showing off Dayton’s vibrant dining and nightlife … [Read more...] about Annual Downtown Dayton Photo Contest
Things I remember seeing during my 20-minute commute: Tree limbs swirling in a rain-swollen Great Miami River. Aged buildings with elaborate cornices rubbing shoulders with their modern-day glass and steel counterparts. Phil staggering down the sidewalk asking for spare change to buy a muffin. Things I remember hearing during my 20-minute commute: The splash and giggle of kids jumping into a puddle. A glee club of birds overhead. The distressed screech of an ambulance . I live in a historic neighborhood downtown, and since I live, work, hang out and work out downtown, I can walk pretty … [Read more...] about Hoofing It: One Girl’s Guide to Walking the Streets of Dayton
... but probably not what you think. You know that the city of Dayton has a vacancy problem, and there has been a lot of discussion about what to do with vacant, abandoned properties. Tearing them down is one option of course, and probably the one that gets the most discussion, and there is a problem with tearing them down because then you have an empty space, and what do you do with that? I believe that the vacancy problem is two-fold. Not only does Dayton have too many homes, Dayton has too many of the wrong type of home. Yes, Virginia, there really are people who want to live in … [Read more...] about The Litehouse Development solves a few of Dayton’s housing problems