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Old 04-14-2015, 07:49 PM
 
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I hope it gets passed. What does everyone think the odds are?
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:04 PM
 
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^Given the fact that every state representative in a few county radius is supporting it, and it will support another $100+ million in economic development, I bet it's a shoe-in haha.

And given the fact that every legislative body and the executive branch in the State of Ohio is Republican controlled, this budget should be a shoe-in too.


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The project had support from several local politicians: Reps. Mike Henne (R-Clayton), Jim Butler (R-Oakwood), Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg), Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton), Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek), and Jim Buchy (R-Greenville).
Look at how many R's are there. A lot.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:28 PM
 
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It's a great thing .
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:30 PM
 
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I hope it gets passed. What does everyone think the odds are?
Pretty good. I'd be surprised if it doesn't.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:26 AM
 
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$4M in state funding proposed for fairgrounds move | www.mydaytondailynews.com
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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^Nice! Looks like Sen. Beagle will go for this aggressively.

Otherwise, here's some more news... DDN stating the development is on track:

Fairgrounds redevelopment on track | www.daytondailynews.com



DHBO guys - how do you feel about the fairgrounds move?
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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The good thing is they should already have around $10.8 million already if they have 60%-70%. So, they will be really close if they can get $4 million.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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DHBO guys - how do you feel about the fairgrounds move?
I thought it was sad to see another mainstay of the culture of the city go by the wayside.

I think if that space is going to be used to attract people into the city for something new, that's great. That is certainly a positive use of the land (as long as it succeeds in its aim, of course).

Too many times we've seen a building demolished, or an 'event space' taken away (not sure what to call it, but that's what I'll use to refer to the former fairgrounds location), and not replaced with much of anything.

To wit: the Van Cleve Hotel was demolished in 1969 and initially, there were plans for a high-rise office building in its place, or apartments, or retail businesses. The land was sold for what was supposed to only be an interim period of time to PMI, for use as a parking lot. And here we are, 46 years later, and it's still a PMI parking lot.

Not to downplay the role that parking availability plays, when it comes to city planning, but Dayton has been victim to too many poor returns on investment in its urban areas over the years.

I hope that the former fairgrounds space will become as much a success story as Dayton has enjoyed with Riverscape, Schuster Center, Fifth Third Field, and others over the past 15 years or so.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:56 PM
 
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I'd be interested in how many times people on this board have been to the fairgrounds. I can't remember ever going there (maybe when I was really young).
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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I'd be interested in how many times people on this board have been to the fairgrounds. I can't remember ever going there (maybe when I was really young).
I've been, quite a few times. I've taken my kids to it, too. (Even though I've lived in Greene County for 13 years now!).
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