Friday January 26, 2007

Fairgrounds Traffic Plan Funded

The University of Dayton will be part of a plan to improve traffic flow in the Rubicon Park Business District and Fairgrounds Neighborhood that Dayton city commissioners are expected to finalize at their next meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in UD's College Park Center.

The Fairgrounds Neighborhood Traffic Plan, for which UD and Miami Valley Hospital will each contribute $125,000, complements ongoing residential and commercial redevelopment in the area bounded by Main, Wyoming, Brown and Stewart streets. The traffic plan includes traffic signals, traffic signs, signalized crosswalks and landscaped traffic circles.

Residential rebirth of the area was spurred by a partnership among UD, Miami Valley Hospital and the city called the Genesis Project, a $14 million neighborhood revitalization effort, resulting in the improvement or construction of 34 single-family homes. Success of the residential project also led to development of more than 42,000 square feet of new commercial space.

In a new national ranking, UD ranks first among Catholic universities and third nationally in the "extraordinary efforts" it contributes to community revitalization, such as its participation in the Genesis Project.

Parking is available in the lot north of the College Park Center at 1529 Brown St. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the Dayton Early College Academy.

A map is available at http://facilities.udayton.edu/directions.

For more information contact Amy Walbridge at 937-333-3769 or Amy.Walbridge@cityofdayton.org.