Hunting for a new home? Take a virtual tour of these coveted downtown Dayton properties

Nine properties are featured on the 2019 Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. The View at Dayton Towers is pictured
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Nine properties are featured on the 2019 Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. The View at Dayton Towers is pictured

Credit: Contributed

Credit: Contributed

For the past few months, those on the hunt for a new home, apartment or condo struggled to find a way to tour their top choices — but luckily, the Downtown Dayton Partnership has come up with an innovative way for future homeowners to find their sanctuary within downtown Dayton.

There are 1,715 market-rate housing units in the center of downtown Dayton — and around 97 percent of these housing units are currently occupied. Perhaps you could be a part of that 3 percent that brings the occupancy rate to 100 percent.

On Saturday, May 16, the Downtown Dayton Partnership will host a Virtual Downtown Housing Tour to give all those interested in downtown Dayton real estate (whether you're renting or owning) a chance to tour these properties via a virtual tour web page that will be linked to the Facebook event page at noon that day.

"Although it's unfortunate one of our most popular summertime events can't be held in person, our team is excited to offer this as a virtual experience that opens up unique opportunities that wouldn't have otherwise been available in our normal housing tour," said Sandy Gudorf, president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership, on the group's website.

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The Virtual Housing Tour will include video tours, photo galleries, construction renderings and more from a number of apartments and condos available in downtown Dayton.

The 112-unit Centerfield Flats, located on the eastern end of Fifth Third Field, is expected to open next month. The apartment building is just the latest housing to come to Water Street, which already has welcomed more than 400 new apartments in the last several years. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF
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The 112-unit Centerfield Flats, located on the eastern end of Fifth Third Field, is expected to open next month. The apartment building is just the latest housing to come to Water Street, which already has welcomed more than 400 new apartments in the last several years. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

The following apartments, condos, neighborhoods and various real estate ventures will be available for viewing virtually on Saturday, May 16:

- Centerfield Flats

- Dayton Landing

- The Riverfront Grande

- First Place Apartments

- Dayton Arcade

- St. Clair Lofts

- The View at Dayton Towers

- Wheelhouse Lofts

- 503 Building

- Fire Blocks

- Simms Development Monument Walk

- Litehouse Condos

- Flats on Jefferson

The Virtual Housing Tour also will feature a behind-the-scenes discussion with owners as they take you on a tour of their interesting downtown Dayton homes, a live panel discussion with people who live in downtown Dayton, how-to videos from local businesses, and games with a chance to win prizes on the day of the event.

The live discussion panel will begin at 1 p.m. via  Zoom. Those interested in living in downtown Dayton will be able to ask residents what it’s like to live in this portion of the Miami Valley.

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Through the original video link supplied to the event’s Facebook page, viewers will also be given tips from local businesses on how to curate the perfect home.

The following local businesses will be involved in this venture:

- Belle of Dayton Distillery

- Heart Mercantile

- The Requarth Co.

- Supply One Kitchen Showroom

- LUNA Gifts & Botanicals

- beck + call

Here's a look at construction progress of The Elks Lofts, located at 100 E. 3rd St. in downtown Dayton's Fire Blocks District. Loft apartments will fill the upper four stories of The Elks Building, built in 1916 and designed by architect Albert Pretzinger for businessman Adam Schantz, Jr. and the Elks fraternal organization. May 2020 is the estimated completion time frame for the apartments. Leasing information can be found by visiting fireblocksdistrict.com. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
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Here's a look at construction progress of The Elks Lofts, located at 100 E. 3rd St. in downtown Dayton's Fire Blocks District. Loft apartments will fill the upper four stories of The Elks Building, built in 1916 and designed by architect Albert Pretzinger for businessman Adam Schantz, Jr. and the Elks fraternal organization. May 2020 is the estimated completion time frame for the apartments. Leasing information can be found by visiting fireblocksdistrict.com. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The special bonus behind-the-scenes look at some of the most interesting properties in downtown Dayton will feature the recently-renovated penthouse loft at the Elks Building, part of the brand new Fire Blocks District, renderings about the Art Lofts, the residential housing that will be a part of the Dayton Arcade development and more many emerging downtown gems.

The webcast will also feature virtual games where viewers will have a chance to win prizes, like gift cards from local restaurants and businesses, with trivia games.

WANT TO GO?

What: Virtual Downtown Housing Tour

Where: Via this link

When: Saturday, May 16, beginning at noon

Cost: Free

More info: WebsiteFacebook

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