Members of the public will be able to walk inside of the Arcade in downtown Dayton for the first time in several years.
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The rotunda of the historic nine-building complex will be open during the Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership and set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Tour-takers will enter from Ludlow Street.
The Dayton Arcade will be one of seven participating locations you can tour.
Val Beerbower, a DDP spokeswoman, said the tour stop will be a great way for people to learn about plans for the Arcade’s redevelopment.
Cross Street Partner, The Model Group and McCormack Baron Salazar plan to transform the “dead mall” into a mixed-use facility that includes housing, retail and innovation space.
There will be renderings of design plans, and Cross Street Partner representatives will be there to answer questions, Beerbower said.
“(People) will be able to walk in and check it out for themselves,” she added.
Opened in 1904, the Arcade closed to the public in the early 1990s.
The housing tour is part of of the Summer in the City program. The self-guided tour also includes some of Dayton’s hottest new places to live, from renovated factories to brand-new brownstones.
1. Water Street Flats
The Water Street District is now renting luxury apartments and townhomes with high-end finishes, including quartz countertops, walk-in closets, and pendant lighting. The community is located on the Great Miami River with walking access to RiverScape MetroPark.
Watch the activity from a balcony or the swimming pool and sundeck.
2. Delco Lofts
One of Dayton’s most iconic historic buildings has been renovated and converted into luxury loft apartments!
Located across the street from RiverScape MetroPark, next to Mad River bike trail, and adjacent to Fifth Third Field, this six-story former warehouse is now more than 100 marketrate apartments, with local brewpub Lock 27 on the first floor.
3. Monument Walk
Monument Walk is a private enclave of 16 luxury townhomes brought to you by Charles Simms Development. Ideally located in the theatre district, you’ll love to call this exclusive, designer community home. Four finished floors feature 3 bedroom + loft area, elevatorready, and an attached two-car heated garage. 10 units sold already
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4. First Place Luxury Apartments
First Place Apartments’ amenities define luxurious living with a rooftop pool, fitness room, spacious floor plans and closet space, pet grooming and exercise area, parking garage, security, individual storage units, and more. The prime location puts residents within walking distance to restaurants, entertainment, and everything downtown Dayton has to offer.
5. Sneak Peek: Creative Housing at the Dayton Arcade project
Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of downtown Dayton’s oldest historical properties. Cross Street Partners, The Model Group, and McCormack Baron Salazar are leading the redevelopment. Get a glimpse of the first phase, which will include residential units and the rotunda space. Note: The building has been out of service for nearly 30 years and has experienced water penetration resulting in damage. Enter at your own risk.
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6. St. Clair Lofts
St. Clair Lofts at Merchants Row offers upscale urban apartments, boasting high 12-foot ceilings, 10-foot windows, well-equipped kitchens, and washers and dryers. Residents enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor patio with grill, coffee bar, and a community room. Unique retail shops include a salon and spa, key shop, children’s soccer studio, hair and skin care retailer, salvage shop, bakery, and a men’s clothier. Great location just steps from the Oregon District and the future Levitt Pavilion.
7. City View
This newest community by Charles Simms Development features 14 three-story townhomes. Located on the corner of Fourth St. and Patterson Blvd, this community is the prime location for downtown Dayton living. Open floorplans, oversized windows, attached two-car garage, 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths and a rooftop terrace.
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Start your tour at any of the three information stations (see map), or start at any housing tour stop. A map can be found on the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s website.
WANT TO GO?
What: Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership
When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5.
Where: Various housing units in downtown Dayton. Visit Downtown Dayton Partnership’s website for a map.
A free shuttle will be provided.