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Student Housing Planned for Downtown Dayton

A 200-apartment student housing complex is being planned for downtown Dayton, one of the city's largest downtown residential projects in recent years.

The $18 million project will be on the site of the former Dayton Daily News building and adjoining property.

The Dayton Daily News reported Thursday that Cox Media Group plans to sell the property to the nonprofit United Housing and Community Services Corporation of California.

The paper says that company would partner with Missouri-based Student Suites to build the 350-bed facility near  Sinclair Community College.

Julia Wallace, market vice president of Cox Media Group Ohio, parent company of the Dayton Daily News, says the project preserves the historical legacy of the newspaper's property and could bring hundreds of people downtown around the clock.