WATCH: See progress on big Greene County projects by drone

A ground-breaking has taken place for the new 75,000-square-foot REACH Center in Xenia. Heavy machinery has been leveling a large chunk of land on South Progress Drive at West Second Street for the new building. The REACH Center is a partnership between Xenia, the Greater Dayton YMCA, Clarke State Community College and Central State University. The REACH Center will replace the senior center and the Xenia YMCA. Kettering Health bought the land for the project and plans to eventually have a facility at the site.

>> PHOTOS: Aerial view of big construction projects in Greene County

Just a few hundred feet from the REACH Center site on Progress Drive, the new Hampton Inn and Suites is nearing completion. The 88-room hotel will offer amenities that American travelers will be accustomed to — an indoor pool, conference space and lobby with an area for breakfast. 

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Penn Station East Coast Subs is open for business on Hospitality Drive in Xenia. The sub shop occupies one of two new retail storefront buildings constructed on Hospitality Drive directly behind the Hampton Inn.

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On Research Park Boulevard in Beavercreek, Matrix Research is making site preparations for the construction of a new headquarters building. Matrix is building a 52,000-square-foot building along U.S. 35 that will include a fabrication lab, machine shop lab, composite lab, as well as offices and conference areas. 

The 40,000-square-foot addition to defense contractor Orbital ATK in Beavercreek is taking shape. Prefabricated concrete walls are in place for the new space, which the company says will support their work on the classified B-21 Raider bomber. This will replace the current B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Orbital ATKwas acquired by aerospace defense giant Northrop Grumman in 2017.

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