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Phoenix

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About the Phoenix Project:

The Phoenix Project is a public-private partnership begun in 2003 which is investing millions of dollars for redevelopment activities in the neighborhoods surrounding Good Samaritan Hospital. Primary partners are CityWide, the City of Dayton, Good Samaritan Hospital and the four surrounding neighborhoods: Fairview, Sunnyview-Catalpa Park, Dayton View Triangle, and College Hill.

Phoenix Project Objectives

  • Reduce blight throughout the neighborhood and along the commercial corridors.
  • Enhance safety and stability through an organized community policing program.
  • Strengthening the civic infrastructure of the community Enhancing quality of life forarea residents and provide social supports for families.
  • Provide housing programs which preserve owner-occupied housing and attract new homeowners.
  • Stimulate the commercial and economic revitalization of Salem Avenue.

Results

  • 80% reduction in major crime
  • Over 100 blighted units taken off line
  • Forty-Five home improvement loans
  • Fifteen new homes purchased
  • Salem and Catalpa Gateway
  • New Construction of thirty-three new homes
  • New construction, FairviewCommons; an integrated urban campus containing a PK-8 school, playground, spray park and family fitness trails.