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Published: Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 7:17 AM
— The Dayton Arcade developers are thinking “small” for the second phase of their massive rehab plans.
They propose creating tiny living spaces and “curated, small” dining options for a portion of the arcade complex closest to East Third Street, according to documents submitted to the state.
Local officials said they should know by the end of the year whether the arcade project will move forward. The community has waited for more than 25 years for something positive to happen to the arcade.
The group working to redevelop the Dayton Arcade has asked for $4 million more in state historic tax incentives to help finance a second phase of the project that expands its living and dining options.
The developers say the historic tax credits would help rehab two more of the complex’s buildings, creating 32 new apartments, most of which would be “micro units” that are intended to be affordable for students and young professionals, according to the group’s application for tax credits.
The arcade won $5 million in state historic tax credits over the summer, and the development group has amassed tens of millions of dollars of tax incentives.
But officials still say they have not secured all of the needed financing yet, and the project requires another $4 million in historic incentives. Overall, the second phase of the project is expected to cost about $40 million.
The new apartments and micro units would be located in the upper floors of the Third Street Arcade (floors 3 to 5) and Gibbons Annex buildings, both of which are five stories.
The Third Street Arcade building has a two-story, sky-lit retail arcade, and its facade is the striking entryway on the first block of East Third Street, located next to the Stop-N-Save Foods and across from Courthouse Square.
Developers also propose filling up the Third Street Arcade building’s ground-floor spaces with “Stir It Up,” a collection of pop-up restaurants, according to the tax credit application.
The second floor of the Third Street Arcade building and the Gibbons Annex will be occupied by a single, unidentified office tenant, the application states.
The first phase of the project seeks to create affordable housing for artists and creative types, as well as an “innovation hub” that houses The Entrepreneurs Center, the University of Dayton Center for Entrepreneurship and some faculty, staff and start-up companies, venture capital organizations and other business partners and groups.
The hub will occupy all three floors of the arcade complex’s McCrory Building, which has a three-story, white terra cotta facing east on South Main Street.
When finished, the arcade complex is expected to house 405 high-quality, permanent jobs, developers say.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 2:08 AM
Asteroid 2002 AJ129 – which at 0.7 miles is wider than the tallest building in the U.S. (New York's One World Trade Center) stacked on top of itself – is predicted to miss our planet, according to Metro. However, it will pass relatively close in terms of outer space.
NASA classifies any space object surpassing 459 feet wide and passing within 4,660,000 miles of Earth as "hazardous," according to a 2013 report on the space agency's website. There are about 1,000 such known space objects monitored by NASA.
This asteroid is more than eight times wider than the minimum (3,696 feet) and will pass within just over half the minimum distance (2,615,128 miles) to our planet.
For a reference point, the moon orbits Earth at a distance of about 238,855 miles.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:21 AM
— Another meteor may have lit up the sky late Wednesday night.
Several reports have come into our newsroom of a bright flash that shot across the sky just before midnight. People from Englewood, Marysville and Randolph County, Ind. have said they saw the bright flash, with some saying it was bright blue or blue/green.
The American Meteor Society received several reports of a meteor in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky.
A meteor was spotted in Ohio, Michigan and Canada late Tuesday.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:13 AM
OCONEE COUNTY, Ga. — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office was back at it again with the jokes (and insults) as Georgia woke up to a messy wintry mix Wednesday, prompting schools, businesses and nearly three-fourths of the state’s roadways to close.
Stay home. Just STAY HOMEPosted by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State government offices are remaining closed for non-essential personnel Thursday across the 83 counties affected by winter weather, Gov. Nathan Deal said.
Although the weather’s no joke, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office brought some humor to its Facebook page on what many found to be a frustrating snow day.
“I know you need cigarettes, beer and wine to get you through having your kids at home. Can you just do without for a day? Stay home,” one post read.
In another post, the office noted the multiple morning crashes due to the inclement weather. “Body shops and wrecker companies just love y’all.”
There is an incoming ballistic missile...er, wait. That was the wrong button. Ok. Got it now. Oconee County Government is closed today due to weather.Posted by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
If a Deputy is directing you to not travel down a roadway, he or she probably has a good reason for doing so. The fact that you are from Wisconsin and “this ain’t sh..” is really not pertinent.Posted by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
I know what y'all are doing. You looked out the window and saw your driveway and the 87 feet of road you can see looks...Posted by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
While most readers lauded the sheriff’s office for its jokes, some found the announcements to be disrespectful.
“Government entity at its finest. Oconee, be respectful! We all feel what you are saying, however, some of the things you are saying are offense considering you are a government office and serving the public (those stupid beer and cigarette runners). Thank you!” commenter Wendi Turpen Hood wrote.
Another commenter, Nikki Giamarino, noted some serious implications of bad weather.
“My employer called off work. But what about people who’s employer didn’t? What about single parents who cannot afford to lose their jobs due to absence? I wish the world was a kinder place,” she wrote.
This isn’t the first time the Oconee Sheriff’s Office has garnered attention for its humor.
Following Georgia’s win against Auburn last month, the office wrote, “Show proof you graduated from Auburn and we will discount your speeding tickets by 5 miles per hour,” the post said. “Y'all have had enough of a beating today.”
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
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