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Goodwill Easter Seals Plans Dayton Service Complex

A local charity has bought the final piece of real estate it needs to launch construction of an $11 million, 80,000-square-foot human services center near downtown Dayton.

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley will begin by razing the former South Main Street flag shop it purchased this week and six adjacent commercial properties.

The Dayton Daily News reports officials are soliciting architectural bids for the building and surroundings.

The charity plans to move 125 employees from its current headquarters into the center. Fifty more jobs are projected over the ensuing five years as it expands assistance for the disabled, elderly and unemployed.

The Downtown Dayton Priority Board says the project will inject new life into the area.

The facility is slated to open by early 2015.