The University of Dayton and Premier Health have drafted a set of overarching goals for the fairgrounds planning process and redevelopment. These goals will serve as a touchstone for more specific work. For the purpose of this work, a goal is defined as a “desired outcome expressed in simple terms.” The goals represent the highest aspirations of the University of Dayton and Premier Health for the planning process and redevelopment.
Process. The desired outcomes…
- Interested parties feel they have been heard through the various engagement opportunities.
- Facilitation aligns with the values of each institution (mission and identity).
- The larger community views the planning effort as a success.
- The two institutions—as well as other like-minded organizations—deepen their partnerships through implementation opportunities.
Place. The desired outcomes…
- Improvements to the site contribute to and are consistent with the values and missions of the institutions.
- Improvements to the site also advance the economic strength of the city and the health of the surrounding neighborhoods.
- The site—in its transformation—is authentic and remains a landmark and destination for Dayton.
- Businesses and a younger demographic (talent retention) are attracted to this place.
- The site is a safe, walkable place (foot traffic), with a mix of uses that is physically connected to adjacent places, including the river, and promotes healthy living.
- There is a long-term, forward-oriented approach to development that addresses emerging technology and land needs.
Economics. The desired outcomes…
- Development on the site will be supportive and complementary of other community planning and development initiatives.
- Residents in the city and surrounding neighborhoods have employment opportunities associated with the construction and final development.
- The redevelopment will leverage private and public investments for both this site and the surrounding community.
- A long-term leadership and ownership role is of interest to the institutions.