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New Building to House Three Community Partners

Construction is underway on a new building at 1401 S. Main St. for The Dayton Foundation, the Dayton Development Coalition and the University of Dayton's Fitz Center for Leadership in Community.

Ferguson Construction has started work on the $8.4-million, 38,000-square-foot building, which will include offices for the three organizations and shared meeting space. It’s expected to be completed by next September.

The two-story building will bring together the three community-building organizations under one roof. While each of the organizations will maintain their separate operations and identities, they expect the move also will create opportunities for broad-based innovative collaborations that could include other organizations and educational institutions.

The site is located on the University’s campus adjacent to two high-profile projects, the $51-million GE Aviation EPIScenter and the $35-million Emerson Helix Innovation Center. Both are research facilities that tap the expertise and talent of UD students, faculty and staff.

The Fitz Center, Dayton Foundation and Dayton Development Coalition offer unique resources to aid community and economic development and say they expect to work together on issues such as workforce development, pre K-16 educational access and success, socioeconomic determinants of health, and reducing structural inequity.

In May, the three organizations announced plans to build the facility. For more information on the partnership, visit Serving the Community.

Media contact: Cilla Shindell, executive director of news and communications, at pshindell1@udayton.edu or 937-367-2889.


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