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Phoenix

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About the Phoenix Project:

The Phoenix Project, a public-private partnership investing millions of dollars for redevelopment activities in the neighborhoods surrounding Good Samaritan Hospital, began in 2003. 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.
  • Strengthen the civic infrastructure of the community.
  • Enhance quality of life for area residents.
  • 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
  • Construction of thirty-three new homes
  • New construction of FairviewCommons, an integrated urban campus containing a PK-8 school, playground, spray park and family fitness trails.