New construction is well underway at 303 Main Street. Plans are for a new two-story 5,393 sq. ft. mixed-use building with commercial tenants (tasting room and mercantile) on the first floor and two apartment residences above. Preservation architect Paul Falsetto and owner Bill Stoller are engaged in the project as part of a larger community revitalization strategy, including the restoration of some of downtown Dayton’s historic properties. The new structure is adjacent to the historic Dayton First Baptist Church building, which was extensively rehabilitated in 2014 and repurposed as a restaurant.
Dayton received several Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Award from Oregon Main Street Wednesday during the Oregon Main Annual Conference in McMinnville, according to a press release. Awards were received for:
- Best Special Event Series: Dayton Friday Nights
- Best Façade Renovation: The Barlow Room
- Outstanding Business: Archie’s Ice Cream & Eatery
Accepting the awards were Mary Czarnecki for The Barlow Room, Ashley and Scott Archibald for Archie’s ice Cream and Eatery, and Kelly Haverkate, program coordinator for the Dayton Community Development Association. Attendance averaged 300-400 at the events, which enjoyed strong support from the community, businesses, and volunteers. “We are thrilled to present these awards to Dayton,” said Sheri Stuart, Oregon Main Street Coordinator. “The community has really come together to transform this tiny town in just a few short years through their downtown revitalization efforts.”
The Dayton Community Development Association is pleased to announce that the City Council adopted the final Dayton Forward plan on Dec. 3rd, 2012, following the Dayton Planning Commission’s approval of it on Nov. 8th. Dayton Forward is a collaborative planning effort between the City of Dayton and the Dayton Community Development Association. The planning process for Dayton Forward was facilitated by Ernie Munch, a professional planner and architect with years of experience in community planning. Urban planner/architect Ernie Munch and planning intern Jonathan Mosteiro compiled the Dayton Forward report, based on the meetings and input that you all gave your time and energy to over the last few months. Dayton Forward: A Vision for the Future consists of goals, findings and recommendations, planning guidelines, development scenarios of Dayton over the next 5-25 years, detailed sketches of the opportunity sites, and action items for the city and community.
We want to thank community members for participating in the Dayton Forward planning process. We continue to welcome your participation in the Dayton Community Development Association and/or other committees that will be at work moving Dayton Forward!
Download the final Dayton Forward plan: Dayton Forward_final plan
Dayton won a “grand slam” at the Oregon Main Street conference on October 3rd and 4th, 2012, winning four awards for its revitalization efforts!
The Dayton Community Development Association won an “Outstanding Design Program” award for its facade improvement effort downtown. The city of Dayton received a “Special Project” award for its redevelopment of the old Masonic Lodge into the Palmer Creek Lodge Community Center. DCDA Program Coordinator Kelly Haverkate was named “Transforming Downtown Coordinator of the Year”, and Ann-Marie Anderson and John Collins won “Volunteer Couple of the Year” for their volunteer efforts with the DCDA.
The awards were presented at the Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards Ceremony, Oct. 3, 2012 in Corvallis, during the annual Oregon Main Street Conference.
The News Register has a nice write-up about the awards.
Save the evening of October 2nd to join us for the next Community Meeting! After several small group workshops and your input, we have a draft of the Dayton Forward Strategic Plan*! During the presentation there will be opportunity for further comment from community members and we hope you’ll come and participate.
We’ll be meeting on the second floor of the Dayton Community Center at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd.
Below, you will find links to a concept map of Dayton’s future and a document containing 13 goals which were generated in three workshops with Dayton residents
It would be helpful if everyone who visits this site picked and offered comments on one or more of the goals they were interested in.
In addition there are three areas/questions which require some thought.
Should the existing recreational vehicle park be designated as future industrial? The advantages to this proposal are: 1) Ready access to the Dundee bypass; 2) Proximity to the sanitary waste disposal site will reduce infrastructure costs; 3) Not within the floodplain; 4) Not within prime farmland; 5) Within the energy district. Giving a ready customer for reclaimed energy and presumably, large roof areas.
What should be the future of the rural residential area northwest of highway 18? No one had any clear alternative vision for this area. Because it is sparsely populated and within the Urban Growth Boundary, it makes it more difficult to justify the expansion of that boundary in an alternative direction.
Should some of the area purchased for ball fields be used for a large, ground mounted solar array to generate power for Dayton?
Please send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or better yet come to the meeting at 6:30 PM, on October 2nd at the community center and join in on the conversation.
We look forward to your attendance and thank you very much for the support you’ve given so far!
Dayton Community Development Association
*Dayton Forward is a 20 week program to set the course for Dayton’s future development. Hosted by the Dayton Community Development Association and the City of Dayton, the process is being facilitated by Ernie Munch, a professional planner and architect with years of experience in community planning.