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Dayton Mall Development Seeking Public Input

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Miami Township and Dayton Mall Joint Economic Development District
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Miami Township and Miamisburg are looking for public input on a redevelopment plan for the Dayton Mall, starting with a meeting Thursday night at the Miami Township Government Center from 6:30-8 p.m.

In retail terms, the Dayton Mall is kind of ancient: It’s been near 675 and I-75 in Miami Township since 1970, and it remains a fairly traditional strip mall. Now the Miami Township Dayton Mall Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) is working on a redevelopment vision that could make the mall more like a village of its own, with  more uniform architecture, and walkable and bikeable pathways connecting homes, restaurants and retail.

After creating an initial scope for the project that lays out some ideas, the JEDD has hired Stantec, a consulting firm focused on urban design, to oversee the process. Chris Snyder with Miami Township’s planning department says they really want the public to shape what happens in the mall area, and they’ll be seeking input over about a year. More information on the plan and public meeting process is available on the JEDD mall plan website.

Lewis Wallace is WYSO's managing editor, substitute host and economics reporter. Follow him @lewispants.