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Quality of Life
2. Great Miami River Corridor Improvement between Stewart Street/OnMain and I75 interchange
3. Our goal is to create a more active, welcoming place to attract residents, visitors, and businesses for economic growth on the Great Miami River from Stewart St./OnMain, to the I75 exit near UD Arena. This effort can help retain-and grow- events like the NCAA First Four tournament, improve the look, feel, perception, and connect the river to neighborhood stakeholders. Stakeholders include Dayton History, City of Dayton, Carillon Neighborhood, OnMain, Premier Health, and University of Dayton.
NatureWorks, Ohio Land and Water Conservation Fund, Community Develop,ent Block Grant, state water trail enhancement grants.
The southern corridor of the City of Dayton along the Great Miami River has seen significant investment in recent years, including General Electric Research and Development, Emerson Helix, and the potential $650 million for the OnMain site. This area is the site for the NCAA First Four Tournament, generating $4.5 million of economic activity, as well as the annual Winterguard Competition, with $19 million of impact. Key stakeholders line the banks of the river including Carillon Historic Park, and the University of Dayton. Significant planning has already occurred through the Dayton Riverfront Master Plan to improve and enhance riverfront access and recreation, and the goal would be to incorporate three of those recommendations-providing pedestrian connectivity from Carillon Park to UD Arena, linking the OnMain site to the Great Miami River Recreation Trail, and improving the Great Miami River Recreation Trail and adjacent parking between Carillon Park and the river. The discussion would also yield some new ideas, we believe to result in stronger connectivity between the key anchors in the neighborhood with the river, and vice versa. We believe there is more opportunity retain existing economic drivers and generate additional economic activity by improving the look, feel, and access to the river.