Phase Two is Beginning

Exciting steps are being taken to make the 38 acres ready for development
Vision plan coming soon
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Fairgrounds to Future is a process to develop a community-minded vision for 38 acres on Dayton’s South Main Street, the former home of the Montgomery County fairgrounds.

The partners, Premier Health and the University of Dayton, are committed to creating a vision for the property that serves both institutions’ missions, contributes to the region’s economic growth and addresses community needs.

“This property served as a community destination for more than 160 years as home to the Montgomery County fairgrounds. As anchor institutions, we’re committed to working to build upon our missions and values in a way that ensures this property continues to offer a strong, authentic sense of place and serve broad community interests.”

Eric Spina, president of the University of Dayton

“Redeveloping this 38 acres is a rare opportunity to advance the community-minded missions of both Premier Health and the University of Dayton in a meaningful way on the doorstep of downtown Dayton.”

Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health

Project News

Fairgrounds to Future Enters New Phase

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Financing, Making Site Development Ready Will Be Key Focus in Coming Months The planning process for the redevelopment of the former Montgomery County fairgrounds has entered a new phase. The property’s owners, Premier Health and the University of Dayton, are taking the steps necessary to make the 38 acres ready…

Vision for Former Fairgrounds Begins to Take Shape

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The University of Dayton and Premier Health have sketched out a preliminary vision for the former Montgomery County fairgrounds for a new kind of neighborhood that builds on Dayton's history of innovation and entrepreneurship and can propel the region's next wave of jobs and opportunity. A 24-hour place where people…

Public Invited to Jan. 25 Workshop on Fairgrounds Vision

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The Dayton community is invited to attend an interactive workshop detailing progress toward creating a community-minded vision for the former Montgomery County fairgrounds from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the fairgrounds Coliseum. The workshop is free and open to the public. Premier Health and the University of Dayton purchased the 38-acre property on…

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