Dayton air show aims to build new parking area after recent parking concerns

DAYTON — The CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show is hoping to acquire land that would allow the air show to build a new parking lot for visitors to the annual event.

“We’ve experienced flooded lots in past years which has significantly impacted our show as we’ve had to implement remote parking. Remote parking significantly increases our costs because we have to shuttle everyone,” the Dayton Air Show wrote in an application to the Dayton Development Coalition. “It also has a negative impact on the local economy because people are unable to attend the show and cannot spend time in the local community due to traffic delays.”

The air show estimates it will need about $606,000 to acquire the land needed to build the new parking lot.

“The new parking lot will keep the air show in the community to continue to have a significant economic impact on the local community,” the Dayton Air Show said.

The Dayton Development Coalition is accepting public comments on the project and the organization’s Priority Development & Advocacy Committee will use those comments to help guide decisions on identifying projects that enhance the quality of life in the region.

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