Go inside 9 hot, downtown housing developments — the Arcade and Fire Blocks included — during FREE event

Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 @ 8:00 AM

Nine housing developments are talking part in the 2019 downtown Dayton housing tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. Video by Amelia Robinson

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Nine housing developments will be open for the Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

 

“We will have two development sites this year, plus a construction site at the new Monument Walk building,” Val Beerbower, a spokeswoman for the DDP, said via email. “The Arcade will be publicly accessible, as will the Fire Blocks. You’ll be able to see some framed apartment spaces in the Fire Blocks and get a special preview of some of their commercial tenants, as well.”

See list of participating housing developments with descriptions and addresses below. 

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The housing tour is part of DP&L Summer in the City sponsored by WHIO-TV. 

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WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are part of Cox Media Group Ohio, which also includes Dayton.com, Springfield News Sun, Dayton Daily News and the Journal-News.

  

Other highlights of this year’s housing tour include:

— 🏘️ a panel featuring downtown residents from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troll Pub at The Wheelhouse, 216 Wayne Ave. in the Oregon District. 

— 🏘️  an update on downtown development from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Huffman Building, 115 E. Third St.  It includes a display with information about the 1.5 billion in investments that has occurred in and around downtown since 2010. 

— 🏘️ guided 40-minute walking tours of unique, independently owned retail hotspots departing at 3 p.m. from the Trolley Stop plaza,  530 E. Fifth St. in the Oregon District 

— 🏘️ a 40-minute LINK Bike tour of downtown attractions and amenities departing at 1:30 p.m. from the Trolley Stop plaza,  530 E. Fifth St. in the Oregon District 

Housing options in the tour as described by the Downtown Dayton Partnership:

🏢 1. PATTERSON PLACE

Address: 135 City Lights Drive | Phone: 937-559-6661 | Offered by: Jeffrey Roberts - RE/MAX Alliance - justonejeff.com | Cost: $239,975

Nine properties are featured on the 2019 Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. Patterson Place is pictured(Contributed)

UNITS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE 
Newer two bedroom/2.5 bath urban infused town home rests in the pulse of the trending Canal District. Exposed duct work, rafter ceilings, engineered wood floors & an open concept living space provide a loft like vibe. A two-car garage, second level deck, 5 year tax abatement and combination of street front/ skyline views complete the experience.

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🏢 2. RIVERFRONT GRANDE                                                                                            

Address: 225 N. Main St. | Phone: 979-1117 | Units:  31 | Website: riverfrontgrande.com

Nine properties are featured on the 2019 Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. Riverfront Grande is pictured.(Contributed)

 WAITLIST FOR AVAILABLE UNITS 

The Riverfront Grande, close proximity to it all. Updated building with the downtown charm right in the heart of Downtown Dayton.

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🏢3. THE LANDING 

Address: 115 W. Monument Ave. |  937-228-0062 | apartments: 166 total units with one, two or three bedrooms | www.thelandingdayton.com

Nine properties are featured on the 2019 Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. The Landing is pictured(Contributed)

UNITS AVAILABLE FOR RENT

Located next to the Mad River Bike Trail,  the YMCA, and local dining and night life, 

The Landing is one of Dayton’s most iconic historic buildings and is currently being renovated into luxury  apartment homes.

🏗️ 4. MONUMENT WALK 

136 W. Monument Ave. (Monument Avenue between Wilkinson and Ludlow streets)| 937-604-0971 | Units: 16 three-bedroom, private rooftop townhouses | simmsdev.com

  

Nine properties are featured on the 2019 Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. MONUMENT WALK is pictured(Contributed)

FOUR UNITS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Monument Walk is a private enclave of 16 luxury townhomes brought to you by Charles Simms Development. Ideally located in the theater district, you’ll love to call this exclusive, designer community home. Get a sneak peek of the new “Lowe” building, equipped with three stories of luxury living and a private rooftop deck. 

NOTE: This is an active construction site. The elevators will not be in operation. 

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🏢 5. FIRST PLACE LUXURY APARTMENTS

Address: 330 W. First St. | 937-226-1630 | Housing: 50 units, two or three bedrooms each | firstplacecondos.com

Nine properties are featured on the 2019 Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. First Place Luxury Apartments is pictured(Contributed)

WAITLIST FOR AVAILABLE UNITS 

Due to heavy demand, no unit will be shown. Information will be available for guests to take, and staff can answer questions about future vacancies. 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. 

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🏗️ 6. DAYTON ARCADE

Fourth Street entrance | arcadedayton.com

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Nine properties are featured on the 2019 Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. The Dayton Arcade is pictured(Contributed)

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 some commercial space. 

 

NOTE: Active construction site; elevators NOT in operation. Visitors will be required to sign waiver forms when visiting. 

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🏢 7. FIRE BLOCKS DISTRICT LOFTS 

115 E. Third St. | Phone:  937-802-9300 | Apartment:  92 studio,  one- or two-bedroom units | fireblocksdistrict.com 

Nine properties are featured on the 2019 Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. Fire Blocks Districts Lofts is pictured(Contributed)

UNITS AVAILABLE TO RENT 

Modern living combined with historic architecture, the FBD lifestyle includes restaurants, bars, cafes & fitness. It’s the new center of entertainment and culture in downtown.

NOTE: Active construction site; elevators will not be in operation.

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🏢 8. ST. CLAIR LOFTS                                                                                                        

Address: 35 S. St. Clair St.| Phone: 937- 222-9750 | Apartments: 108; one and two bedroom units | stclairlofts.com

Nine properties are featured on the 2019 Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. St. Clair Lofts is pictured(Contributed)

UNITS AVAILABLE TO RENT 

St. Clair Lofts at Merchants Row offers upscale urban apartments, boasting 12- foot ceilings and 10-foot windows, and is located just steps away from the Oregon District and the Levitt Pavilion. 

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🏢 9. THE VIEWS AT DAYTON TOWERS 

Address: 425 Dayton Towers Drive | Phone: 937- 224-9766 • Units: 206 studio, one and two-bedroom apartments | Facebook

Nine properties are featured on the 2019 Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. The View at Dayton Towers is pictured(Contributed)

UNITS AVAILABLE TO RENT

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The View at Dayton Towers is your home in the Oregon District. Dayton’s premier residential high rise with abundant options for work and play all within walking distance of your front door. Spectacular panoramic views of the city skyline, modern amenities, and apartment homes with many updates creating a contemporary look.

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WANT TO GO? 

What: Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership

When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11. 

Where: Various housing units in downtown Dayton. Visit Downtown Dayton Partnership’s website for a map. 

Where to park: Downtown street meters are free on Saturday and Sunday and after 6 p.m. weekdays.  DowntownDayton.org has a map to parking lots and garages including the Oregon District Garage, previously known as the Transportation Garage.

>> New, free parking spaces now open in Oregon District 

A free shuttle will make stops at each housing option on the tour. 

Cost: Free