The newly formed Dayton Garden Club, led by Kathleen Bennett, planted a new tree in Courthouse Square Park in downtown Dayton this month. The tree was decorated for Dayton’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting, held this year on December 12th. The sequoia was donated by Francisco Galaviz to the Garden Club. The formation of the Club reinstates a long standing Dayton Garden Club tradition in this small town, dating back to the 1940s and perhaps further.
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.
Oregon Business magazine features Dayton in their September 2012 issue.
“Downtown Dayton’s Dawn”
–“Coming into Dayton off Highway 18, one of the first things you’ll see is the renovation of Dayton’s First Baptist Church that’s under way. It stands out as a visible sign of progress in a downtown marked by vacant storefronts and worn buildings.
The project is the signature of Bill Stoller, who was born and raised in Yamhill County….” Read more at Oregon Business website