Webster Station Landing

1. To which Review Panel are you submitting this project?
Quality of Life
2. What is the title of this project?
Webster Station Landing
3. Please provide a short, non-technical description of the project, no more than 2-4 sentences.
The project is a component of regional effort to activate the rivers as an integral segment of the Dayton Riverfront Plan. The project proposes to connect the Mad River with the emerging Webster Station neighborhood while creating an adjacent public open space designed to attract recreation retail and restaurant venues for people to enjoy the waterway. Webster Station Landing is a joint effort by CityWide Development Corporation, the City of Dayton, the Miami Conservancy District, and Five Rivers MetroParks to marry river management, bike-way and other recreational assets, with community and economic development initiatives to improve the quality of life for area residents.
Requester and Recipient
4. Name of organization making this request
CityWide Development
5. Address
8 N. Main Street
6. City
Dayton
7. State
Ohio
8. Zip Code
45402
9. County
Montgomery
13. State
Ohio
16. Which category best describes the type of organization that is the recipient for project funding?
Non-profit
Contact Information
17. Name
Steve Nutt
18. Title
Senior Vice President
19. Organization
CityWide Development
20. Address
8 N. Main Street
21. City
Dayton
22. State
Ohio
23. Zip Code
45402
24. County
Montgomery
25. Phone
(937) 657-1643
26. Email
snutt@citywidedev.com
27. Are there other individuals who should receive notices or information related to this project during the review process? If so, please provide name(s), title(s), and email(s). If not, leave blank.
Carrie Scarff - Carrie.Scarff@metroparks.org
Janet Bly - jbly@mcdwater.org
Chris Lipson - Chris.Lipson@daytonohio.gov
Project Information
28. City
Dayton
29. County
Montgomery
30. Congressional district
Ohio 10th
Funding Request and Budget Information
31. What is the dollar amount of funding you are seeking in the next year?
$900,000.00
32. What is the total project cost?
$1,819,000.00
33. Please list sources, amounts, and status of other funds that this project has previously received or is likely to receive in the future.
Sources and Uses Statement attached separately with Question #52
34. How will the requested funds be used? Please check the category that best fits the project. Then, if you have additional information to provide regarding the use of funds, please provide this information with your supporting documentation (see question #52). EX: if this is for construction, please provide information on the proposed building, its purpose, size and location. If this is for operations, please describe if the money will be used for salaries, rent, equipment, services, etc. The more detail provided, the better the committee can understand the value of your project. This is particularly important for projects seeking operations funding.
Construction or Capital
35. Do you have matching funds raised or committed?
yes
36. If yes, please provide additional information.
Miami Conservancy District will provide approximately $389,000 for levee grading and bikeway connection enhancements.

City of Dayton will provide approximately $300,000 for Site Utilities on the Plaza, storm-water management

Tech Town holdings will provide the land valued at $230,000
37. Do you have a budget with funding details for the project? If so, please send the budget as an attachment under question 52.
Yes
38. By what date will you be ready to spend the funds?
Within the next 6–12 months
39. Are there particular state or federal programs or private grants under which this project would qualify for funding? Please be as specific as possible.
Nature Works - grant for a portion of the Plaza
Clean Ohio Trails grant (ODNR) for bike trails
Community Impact and Job Creation
40. What is the community issue or need that your project will address?
The project will improve the quality of life in the Dayton region to by connecting the river and bike-way system to community assets and economic development opportunities. It will add to the urban vibrancy of the area by creating a sense of place while also creating a direct recreational link connecting Tech Town, Webster Station, The Entrepreneurs Center, the PNC Second Street Market, 444 E 2nd Street (Wright Brothers Institute), with regional connections in the Webster Station neighborhood with strategic partners such as WPAFB, Wright State University, and the University of Dayton.
41. What is the measurement that will be used to determine whether the project was a success?
Success will be determined using the following metrics:
1) Park use, bike-way usage, increased participation on the river, and overall attendance
2) Amenity development immediately surrounding the park and corresponding tech office development in the Webster Station neighborhood and more specifically at Tech Town.
3) New construction and business attraction
4) Increased property values in Webster Station
5) An improved Mad River levee that meets FEMA accreditation standards
42. If the project receives funding and is completed, how many DIRECT NEW jobs do you anticipate being CREATED within the next two years?
251-500
43. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 42. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
Projected job creation is based on amenity and technology job development surrounding the park. Interest is especially keen given the opportunity for riverfront views (there is already significant interest from a successful establishment that would like to locate a beer garden and restaurant adjacent to the park).

We project 100-200 direct new "amenity" jobs will be created within the first two years.
Additionally, we expect that the project will entice developers/end-user to construct a new office building to take advantage of the river and amenity access. We estimate that a new 40,000 sf office building will attract 160-200 additional direct new technology jobs.
44. If the project receives funding and is completed, how many DIRECT EXISTING jobs do you anticipate being RETAINED within the next two years?
251-500
45. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 44. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
This project will help to support and grow a live, work, play, and create environment by creating a "sense of place" and solidifying the neighborhood's emerging innovation district. The project will support the retention of businesses and jobs at the Tech Town campus and in the surrounding Webster Station neighborhood. Tech Town is currently home to more than 400 employees and the surrounding neighborhood is home to hundreds more jobs.
46. Using your best guess, over the next 10 years, how many sustained, permanent jobs will the project create and retain if funded and completed? This may include “induced” or “spin-off” jobs.
More than 1,000
47. Please explain how you determined the job creation listed in question 46. One way to support estimated job numbers is to provide examples of similar projects that have created jobs. If you are aware of similar projects, please include details and explain how they relate to your project. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
Recent findings by the Brookings Institute indicate that “Innovation districts have the unique potential to spur productive, inclusive and sustainable economic development” they “sit at the intersection of innovation and placemaking, …. many situate along waterfronts”. Likewise, the Riverfront Park and Bike Connector at Tech Town project is designed to spur development by leveraging and coupling the physical attributes provided by the river and bikeway system with the innovation and technology attributes emerging from the Webster Station neighborhood/Tech Town. Our conservative estimate expects that completion of the park will anchor the emerging Webster Station Innovation District by attracting 4 new office buildings seeking riverfront and park-side locations. New construction is projected to total approximately 200,000 SF of tech/office space adjacent to or within a block of the park = 800 new jobs. Development beyond the immediate (continued in attachment as part of #52)
Community Impact and Job Creation Cont.
48. Using your best guess, of the jobs created over the next 10 years, what will the average salary be?
$50,001–$75,000
49. Please explain how you determined the salary amount listed in question 48. This field is limited to 1,000 characters. If you need additional space, please include your information in an attachment, not to exceed 10 pages, which can be uploaded by clicking “yes” on question #52.
Most of the job creation will occur in the technology development and corporate sectors. The average IT job currently pays $64,990. Technology related jobs in other areas such as cyber security, artificial intelligence, materials etc. pay much higher salaries.
50. In which of the following counties do you estimate a substantial number of jobs will be created if the project is funded and completed?
  • Auglaize
  • Butler
  • Champaign
  • Clark
  • Clinton
  • Darke
  • Fayette
  • Greene
  • Mercer
  • Miami
  • Montgomery
  • Preble
  • Shelby
  • Warren
51. Are you aware of any opposition to the project? If “yes,” please explain.
No
52. Do you have letters of endorsement or other supporting documents for the project? If “yes,” you may attach one PDF file that contains UP TO TEN PAGES of your supporting documents. This document will be posted online along with your completed questionnaire during the public review period. Please DO NOT exceed 10 pages and do not send separate attachments to the Dayton Development Coalition staff. Project sponsors who exceed 10 pages of supporting documents may be asked to re-submit their project.
Yes
Attach endorsement or other supporting documents for the project
Additional Information
53. Should the state consider a state capital budget bill in late 2017 or early 2018, I would like my project to be considered for a special PDAC state capital budget project list. The Coalition reserves the right to remove projects that are ineligible under state guidelines.
Yes
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  • I have reviewed my submission and to the best of my knowledge all of the information entered accurately represent our organization and our project, and I understand my information will be made public.