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Sep 16

North Main Street Corridor Community Newsletter

Posted on September 16, 2022 at 2:46 PM by Alex Despain

Welcome everyone to the first North Main Street Corridor Community Newsletter!

This will be the first of a series of newsletters that will provide updates to the North Main Street Community about City led initiatives and news along the Corridor. If anyone has any questions, please reach out to Keeghan White at

 Community Engagement

Did you know? The City of Dayton has a Division dedicated to Community Engagement? For the North Main Street Corridor, the Engagement Specialists are Verletta Jackson, Charles Porter, Rachel Hardenbrook, and Kyren Gantt. They are here to communicate with residents about their concerns and aim to involve residents and neighborhoods organizations in city government. See the map below to find the respective geographies for each Community Engagement Specialist!

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If you have any questions or comments for your neighborhood’s Engagement Specialist, their contact information can be found here:

North Main Safety Improvements

The City is preparing with the Ohio Department of Transportation to undertake a $6.4 million project to implement safety improvements on North Main Street, from the Great Miami Boulevard in the City of Dayton to Shoup Mill/Turner Road in Harrison Township. The project is currently in the preliminary design phase but is expected to begin in early 2024 with construction to take approximately nine months. Use the following link to be taken to the project webpage: North Main Street Safety Improvements | Dayton, OH (

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For any questions regarding the project, please contact Joe Weinel at

North Central Community Reinvestment Area

On March 14th, the Ohio Department of Development certified the North Central Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) which provides tax incentives for property owners who renovate existing or construct new buildings. Residential, commercial, and industrial projects consistent with applicable zoning regulations are eligible for the program. The area encompassed by the North Central CRA is included below.

North Central CRA Area

CRA: the boundary of the North Central CRA area.

For more information on the CRA, use the following link to access the Ohio Department of Development’s webpage The Ohio Community Reinvestment Area | Development. For questions regarding project eligibility, contact Cynthia Long at



After many years of deterioration, the vacant property located at 1824 North Main Street was demolished! This demolition is only one of many to come with $15.8 million of the total $55 million in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds being allocated for the demolition of blighted properties citywide and within the ARPA focus neighborhoods of Five Oaks, Wolf Creek, Old North Dayton, Carillon, and Edgemont.

1824 before demo

1824 N. Main Street boarded, and sitting vacant. 

Post demo

The site of 1824 N. Main Street after the building was demolished earlier this year.

Community Projects

North Main & W. Fairview Avenue

The City is undertaking a placemaking project at the community garden located at the corner of North Main and West Fairview Avenue. The project will include the paving of the crushed gravel path that currently extends across the site, installing decorate pole lighting along the path, and installing decorative lighting to illuminate the Hillview neighborhood sign. The City is in the process of performing an environmental review for the project and will provide updates as they are available.