It looks like we have to wait until August to find out if we will be getting the long-anticipated riverfront development tentatively called Ballpark Village. The good news here is that the city has secured buy-rights to the Dayton Career Academy (one of three main properties that must be acquired), and that the Requarth Lumber building is to be saved and incorporated into the development.
Dayton Daily News
By Joanne Huist Smith
Link: Decision about Dayton’s Ballpark Village project delayed.
The region will have to wait until the end of August to learn if Dayton’s downtown waterfront will be transformed into Ballpark Village, an entertainment area with retail, housing and offices.
…"We see no indication that the project won’t work as conceived," Dickstein said.
Also on Wednesday, the City Commission secured the Dayton Career Academy, 441 River Corridor Drive, from the Dayton City School District with a $3 million option-to-buy contract.
The city also is trying to work a deal to buy Requarth Lumber, 447 E. Monument Avenue. The plan calls for incorporating that 1895-era building into the development.
("Requarth Lumber" image taken from http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=540639750&size=l)