onMain is a place for inventors, dreamers, innovators and creative spirits. It is a neighborhood that embodies the best of Dayton, A place where tinkerers will tinker. Inventors will invent. Dreamers will dream. A place that sparks innovation and echoes Dayton’s can-do, creative spirit. In essence, onMain is a model innovation district that will also contain a mix of nonresidential uses, residential uses and community uses all located on Main Street, the most prominent street in the City of Dayton.
If you are a developer dedicated to creating a high-quality place that is sustainable, technologically advanced and encourages a healthy lifestyle then there is a place for you onMain.
There are five employment focused buildings planned as part of the neighborhood. The first one is currently under development. The intent is to start development at the southeast corner (intersection of Stewart and Main Streets) and work from the edges of the site inward. The University Financing Foundation (TUFF) is currently developing the first employment building on the site, the Think Dayton building..
In addition to employment building development opportunities there are opportunities for residential development, including apartments and live/work units. Initially, there are five buildings with a total of approximately 1.3 to 1.5 million SF of residential use planned for the development. The amount of residential buildings may change depending on market demand.
The Think Dayton building will be the first employment building at onMain and is projected to be approximately 120,000 SF. The program will focus on research, development, business incubation and acceleration as well as state-of-the-art education and training.
This residential building is envisioned as a courtyard building with locally serving retail and amenities on the first floor. Parking will be accommodated on an adjacent surface lot initially, then in the adjacent parking garage.
272,300 SF (residential)
340,200 SF (parking)
199,000 SF (employment and/or residential)
396,600 SF (parking)
194,000 SF (employment and/or residential)
231,250 SF (parking)
A formal gathering space that accommodates special events and encourages social interaction. The landscape will be a blend of hard and soft surfaces and complement the building lobby. .
Canal Park will enhance stormwater detention and create a water feature amenity that combines ecological services and aesthetics. The landscape will be a mix of natural and hard edges that includes a walking path and provides a connection to the Great Miami Trail.
The multi-use community trail extends along the western edge of onMain, connecting the Roundhouse Plaza and Northern Bluff south to the stormwater park and Stewart Street. The trail encourages an active lifestyle and provides an engaging frontage for housing that face west toward the river. It will connect to the existing Great Miami River Trail via a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Patterson Boulevard that reuses the remaining bridge abutments from a former rail bridge.
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Envisioned as the community’s living room, this open space is approximately three acres and will be the primary community gathering space with flexible areas for a variety of events. It will function as an outdoor extension of the Roundhouse and highlight this important historic building. This open space is planned for a later phase of development..
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This open space will celebrate the views of downtown and the river over the hillside. The landscape will be a passive green space with hardscape features for strolling and relaxing. The space will be strongly linked to the Roundhouse Plaza and offer outdoor amenity spaces that serve office users.
Main Street will become the pedestrian-friendly seam that connects onMain to its surroundings. Local retailers, dining, and community uses along Main Street will invite people to meet their neighbors and try something new. Along the sidewalks, shade trees, bicycle parking, and benches will be provided to create a safe and welcoming place for people.
The shared street, parallel to Main Street will be a unique space that will provide a view corridor to the Roundhouse; be a curbless street with pavers and extensive landscaping that sustainably manages stormwater; and encourage cars to travel slowly due to pedestrians and cyclists mixing in the street.
Does your company…
- Focus on research development, business incubation and acceleration or education and training?
- Create local jobs in the city and region?
- Involve or support technology, testing or innovation?
- Attract other job sectors?
If so and you are looking for a space that cultivates creative design and thinking, then the state-of-the-art Think Dayton Building is the place for you. Think Dayton offers a flexible building environment through a mix of high-bay research and test space, standard office, research bench space, classrooms, and shared work space.
Do you want to live where…
- There is a 24/7 live, work, play neighborhood?
- You can live where you work?
- There are a range of housing choices and amenities to support your daily living?
- You can walk or bike to the Greater Miami River, downtown, the University of Dayton and more?
onMain is planned to be a one-of-a-kind living environment. Check back for where you can live onMain in the near future.