All Community Development Projects

Genesis/OnMain/Twin Towers


About the Genesis Project:

The Genesis Project, a public-private partnership dedicated to bringing about a “new beginning” for one of Dayton’s oldest neighborhoods, began in 2000. The Fairground Neighborhood is bordered by Stewart, Main, Wyoming and Brown Streets and is adjacent to Miami Valley Hospital, the former Montgomery County Fairgrounds, and the University of Dayton. The project grew out of the Rubicon Park Master Plan, a vision to ensure the future success of the area.

The primary partners of the Genesis Project were Miami Valley Hospital, the University of Dayton, the City of Dayton, and CityWide Development Corporation. The overall goal of the project was to improve the quality of life for residents and business owners in and around the Fairground neighborhood and to stimulate increased economic activity along the Brown/Warren Corridor.  Over a twenty-year period. the entire neighborhood was redeveloped, and private investment has occurred along the Brown-Warren corridor.

To learn more about the accomplishments of the Genesis project, click on the project hotlink for a complete summary of the project.

On Main

In April 2017, Premier Health and the University of Dayton came together to purchase and redevelop the 38-acre former Montgomery County Fairgrounds site. As anchor institutions, the partners are committed to a plan that authentically builds on their institutional missions and values, promotes economic development, and fosters a unique sense of place that serves broad community interests.

A two-year community engagement process led to an ambitious plan designed to increase the economic vitality of the City and add to the stability and  health of the surrounding neighborhoods.

To read more about the redevelopment of this iconic site,  read the Vision document in the Project Hotlink section of our website or visit OnMain at

Twin Towers

In early 2020, East End Neighborhood Development Corporation in partnership with Clean Energy for All engaged CityWide Development Corporation to do a planning study of the Xenia Avenue corridor, the main transportation route through the Twin Towers neighborhood and a vital corridor that also serves many eastern neighborhoods within Dayton.

Over a nine-month period, CityWide staff completed interviews with local stakeholders, collected data, and evaluated housing and property along the corridor. Based on this analysis, and community discussions a list of recommendations regarding property use and potential design concepts were shared with East End and Clean Energy for All leadership. Additional work was done to create a document that captured the community feedback and refine some of the development concepts.

CityWide shared the resulting document, the Xenia Avenue Corridor plan with leadership at the end of 2020. See the Project Hotlinks section for a copy of the plan.