Here is a quick look at projects under way in the city of Dayton.
Goodwill’s new HQ – Construction is under way on the $18 million campus on Main Street just south of downtown Dayton, with Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley hoping to move in to the 100,000 square-foot main building next summer. About 125 employees will move from Goodwill’s Kuntz Road headquarters off Stanley Avenue, and Goodwill is committed to adding at least 50 new jobs over the next five years.
Student Suites – Demolition of several old Dayton Daily News buildings is nearing completion, after which the developer will begin building a $22 million student housing center around the historic 1908 DDN building at Fourth and Ludlow downtown. Student Suites plans to build a five-story, U-shaped, 200-apartment complex, largely serving Sinclair Community College. Original plans aimed for a fall 2014 opening, but construction delays may push that to 2015.
Water Street – Developers hope to break ground this month on the 50,000 square-foot office building that will launch the $33.5 million mixed-use development on the riverfront at Patterson Boulevard. That will be followed by construction of a three-story parking garage and 150 apartments, with groundbreaking scheduled for spring 2014 on those elements. Developers hope to have the first residents in their new apartments by April 2015.
Dayton racino – Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is scheduled to open in September 2014 at the former Delphi site at Wagner Ford and Needmore roads. Racino officials say roughly 1,000 jobs will be connected to the $125 million, 190,000 square-foot facility, which will feature 1,200 video lottery terminals, a food court, sports bar, entertainment center and harness track.
Project Elwood – Only in the proposal stage, with the end user not publicly identified, this project would mean a new 250,000 square-foot facility in the greater downtown area. The $55 million development would include the hiring of 260 people over the next few years “in call center personnel and IT support, sales, marketing and support services,” according to an application the city submitted to the Dayton Development Coalition.