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Choice Neighborhood


Greater Dayton Premier Management (GDPM) is a proud recipient of a $1.5 million Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant awarded in June 2016 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant focuses on transforming distressed neighborhoods into thriving communities with quality, affordable housing and amenities that meet the needs of the residents. The funding, along with additional commitment leverage and programming from more than 25 local organizations, will be used to develop a Transformation Plan to redevelop DeSoto Bass Courts, Hilltop Homes and the surrounding neighborhoods. The Transformation Plan focuses on the creation of strategies to develop a vibrant and sustainable multi-generational community that features first-class mixed-income housing, retail and greenspace; quality-of-life infrastructure and economic development; cultural and recreational amenities; and neighborhood schools. With the help of neighborhood stakeholders and residents, the Plan will be used as a catalyst for change in West Dayton.

The city of Dayton is known as the birthplace of aviation, but Dayton’s Westside helped power the manufacturing industry across numerous categories including automotive, aviation, technology, advertising, and refrigeration. Neighborhoods in West Dayton gave rise to countless local businesses, institutions, and pioneers including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Choice Neighborhood – which includes Edgemont, Miami Chapel, Madden Hills, Pineview and Lakeview neighborhoods played a significant role in creating Dayton’s proud legacy. With the support of the Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant, together, we can create a vision for a West Dayton that will once again be among the city’s most prominent places to live, work and play.

Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focused on directing resources to address three core goals: Housing, People and Neighborhoods. To achieve these core goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan. The Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families.