Dayton Riverfront Master Plan: Planning The Future of Dayton’s River Corridors

APA Ohio Miami Valley Section


Friday, December 7, 2018
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST

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This session will provide an overview of the Dayton Riverfront Plan.  The Dayton Riverfront Plan focuses on the greater downtown’s four waterways and explores the tremendous potential our rivers have to enhance regional vibrancy, livability, and economic vitality over the next 20 years. Working with various stakeholders, including residents in the neighborhoods, public institutions, as well as private entities, this Plan examines the nature of transitions between the city grid and waterways with an eye toward transforming those spaces into vibrant public places.

This master plan explores quality open spaces in the downtown that transform our waterfronts to active, vital places where the entire community comes together; promote our outstanding cultural assets, expand our quality outdoor recreation opportunities, and increase our connectivity anchored by our region’s remarkable trail network; enhance the environmental value of the river corridor through improved water quality and expanded natural habitat; address community issues such as public health, social justice, flood protection, climate resilience, and accessibility—physical, visual, and perceptual; and, will serve as a community economic development tool, increasing downtown Dayton’s image as a destination and its attractiveness to a talented workforce and the innovative companies who will employ them.


Carrie Scarff

Invited Speaker

Carrie Scarff is Chief of Planning and Projects at Five Rivers MetroParks, overseeing all planning, capital development, and special projects for the agency. She started with MetroParks in 1997 managing the development of RiverScape MetroPark in downtown Dayton. Carrie led the effort to complete key components of the regional bikeway ... Read More

Jon White

Invited Speaker

Jon is a City Planner in the City of Dayton’s Department of Planning and Community Development. Jon has been with the City of Dayton since 2015 and before that at the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. He is involved in various land use and transportation initiatives including the City ... Read More

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