Dayton, Ohio. 45402
Dayton, Ohio. 45402
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$10K Montgomery County Arts Grant
$50K CenterPoint Energy Foundation
$7.5K First Financial Foundation
$10K CityWide Opportunity Fund
$7K Private Philanthropy
Additional Funding Sources totaling $84,500
The Vectren Foundation (now CenterPoint Energy) has been a supporter of the larger community development initiatives within this neighborhood and committed $35,000 to hire design professionals to create the master plan vision for the space and then CenterPoint Energy Foundation followed up in 2022 with an additional $50K grant focused on improvements to the flag monuments focused on sharing the history of Old North Dayton community.
In 2021, thanks to a $10K Montgomery County Arts Grant and partnership with K12 & TEJAS, and business MobilityWorks, a new community mural was developed on the site. The mural took the place of a barren wall and added much needed vibrancy to the site.
Additional funding from the First Financial Foundation ($7,500), the CityWide Opportunity Fund ($10,000), and a Private Philanthropy donation ($7,000) will also be used to expand work on the site including relocating the US, State, and City Flags, adding additional site lighting.
Outdoor facilities and gathering spaces have also proved to be an essential element of resident’s lives as the Covid Pandemic took hold of our nation. People across our communities “rediscovered” the outdoors, city parks, and other recreational amenities. Five Rivers Metroparks has reported an increase of over 25% in park attendance during the pandemic despite not offering any programming. Renewing City parks is a positive step for keeping residents engaged in an active outdoor lifestyle.
The improvement of Point Park can have an economic impact as well. The Greater Old North Dayton area is one of the City’s most important economic hubs, home to over 250 businesses and 10,000 jobs. The park serves as the major gateway to the Greater Old North Dayton job center. Beautiful corridors are welcoming and instils market confidence. The Greater Old North Dayton area already has a large economic impact on the City of Dayton, but developments like this can help retain businesses and workers in the area. Unique assets and the proximity of amenities can affect where people choose to both live and work. Creating spaces like Point Park set Dayton neighborhoods apart aid in that choice.
Allocated funding highlighted through the PDAC process would be used for both the construction of park and adding new features. The development of this shared community space helps create a unique sense of place and offers residents the ability to reconnect with nature. The redevelopment of neighborhood park spaces offer amenities and quality of life assets directly in our City neighborhoods providing easy and equitable access for all citizens.