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Early Vision For Fairgrounds Site Revealed

The Octagon Building (known to many as 'The Roundhouse') at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Jerry Kenney

Early redevelopment plans for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds were unveiled yesterday by Premier Health and the University of Dayton.

Developers envision a walkable, and environmentally sustainable neighborhood that includes mixed income housing, green space, and retail shops. The historic roundhouse is also expected to be a feature of the neighborhood.

The project is aimed at boosting economic development in the downtown area.

The vision was created by Columbus-based urban design planning firm NEXT. Company officials say they took input from more than 600 people who submitted ideas during the planning process.

The master plan for the 38-acre site is not yet finished. It’s expected to be finalized in early spring.