Dayton commission meetings will move for elevated City Hall walkway upgrade

Dayton city commissioners will take their meetings to the convention center while the 41-year-old elevated walkway to City Hall from the city’s municipal parking garage gets an upgrade.

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The elevated walkway connecting the third-floor entrance to City Hall to the Municipal Parking Garage will close Monday, Dec. 2, for up to 60 days, city officials said in a statement released late Wednesday afternoon.

It’s all about preventive structural maintenance on the walkway.

Here’s what the closure means in the near-term, city officials said:

  • City Commission meetings and other public meetings set for December and January will move to the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St.
  • Meetings at the convention center will be in the theater on the third floor
  • All other City Hall entrances will remain open for community, employee access during the maintenance period
  • If the maintenance project is completed before the 60-day period, meetings will return to their usual City Hall location
  • Because the elevated walkway serves as the handicapped-accessible entrance to City Hall, the city will temporarily offer customer service functions (including water/waste collection bill payments) in the convention center lobby, in addition to City Hall

A new street-level, fully accessible City Hall entrance is expected to be constructed in 2020.

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