The Arcade - Dayton, Ohio

    Bringing the Dayton Arcade back to life through arts and innovation

    Innovation at the Dayton ArcadeMiller-Valentine Group (MVG) and Cross Street Partners (CSP) are jointly developing the historic Dayton Arcade, a collection of five buildings totaling over 400,000 SF in the heart of downtown Dayton’s central business district. The current development plan will recast the Dayton Arcade in much the same way in which it was initially developed in the first decade of the 20th century—with a mix of retail, offices, and housing.

    The Dayton Arcade is part of a larger plan by the City of Dayton to bring residents, jobs, and visitors back to the downtown. Across the street from the Arcade is the future site of a new Levitt Pavilion—a free outdoor live music venue. The Levitt is at the center of a nine-block redevelopment strategy led by the City that builds on existing underutilized assets to build a premier downtown urban neighborhood centered around a central park. The restoration of the Dayton Arcade is now the highest priority for the City of Dayton, and it has its greatest potential, more so now than ever before, to be a center for innovation and force for economic development in downtown Dayton.


    What you will find at The Arcade

    Innovation at the Dayton Arcade

    Innovation Hub
    Collaborative office space will be located in and around a 90-foot glass rotunda at the heart of the 5 buildings. It will include co-working, shared office, and incubator space, creating a lively environment of entrepreneurs, startups, and creative talent (42,000 SF)

    Apartments at the Dayton Arcade Affordable and Market Rate Housing for Creatives
    130 units (26 units market rate) and 1400 SF of arts-related support space
    Art at the Dayton Arcade Art Center, Classrooms, Studios, and Potential Maker Spaces
    Cultivate a cluster of arts-related uses (15,000-40,000 SF)
    Kitchen Incubator at the Dayton Arcade

    Kitchen Incubator and Market
    Launch a kitchen business incubator, demo kitchen, and retail market (10,000 SF)

    Retaurants and retail at the Dayton Arcade

    Restaurants and Retail
    Modeled on the 3CDC Over-the-Rhine retail strategy, the Arcade will house a diverse cluster of restaurants and retail (15,000 - 20,000 SF)

    Public event space at the Dayton Arcade

    Public Event Space
    The Rotunda and Third Street Arcade will be resurrected into inspiring public events spaces, available for festivals, pop-up retail, performances, talks, product launches, etc. A new theater in the round will be created on the lower level under the Rotunda.

    Dayton Arcade Rendering

    The Arcade Embraces The Broader Dayton Community


    Aimed at maximizing education, workforce and entrepreneurship opportunities for community residents


    Creating a K-12, community college, university and business continuum

    • Internships and mentorships
    • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) and entrepreneurship programs

    Workforce training

    University and community college partnerships to create pathways to quality, career track jobs

    • Computer coding and cyber-security
    • UAV
    • Culinary, retail, and services
    • Creative digital arts

    Entrepreneurship and small and WBE/MBE business support

    Center for Neighborhood Innovation

    Community facilities


    With the City of Dayton, CityWide Development, Downtown Dayton Partnership, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Nucleus/The Entrepreneurs Center, and UpDayton



    Creatives Housing

    ▪ Winchester Lofts, New Haven   ▪ City Arts artist housing, Baltimore   ▪ WeLive co-living, NYC

    Creative Spaces

    ▪ GoggleWorks, Reading, PA   ▪ Station North Tool Library, Baltimore   ▪ Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA   ▪ Dayton Visual Arts Center

    Maker Spaces

    ▪ Tech Shop   ▪ Square Inc.   ▪ Idea Factory   ▪ Open Works

    Kitchen Incubator and Market

    ▪ Ballard Kitchen, Seattle   ▪ Entrepreneur Space, Long Island City   ▪ Union Market, DC   ▪ Findlay Kitchen, Cincinnati

    Restaurants and Retail

    ▪ Star Lounge Coffee Bar, Chicago   ▪ Confetti, Dayton   ▪ Dorothy Lane Market   ▪ Eagle, Columbus   ▪ Gather, District Hall, Boston   ▪ MICA 12/V, Cincinnati

    Innovation Hub

    ▪ Rocket Fuel, Chicago   ▪ Impact Hub, Baltimore   ▪ MICApreneurship program, Baltimore   ▪ Neuehouse Co-working in NYC

    Public Events Space

    ▪ Union Market, DC   ▪ Art Walk, Baltimore   ▪ Borough Market, London   ▪ District Hall, Boston   ▪ Chelsea Market, NYC