We posted about this first in July 2010 (see below). And now we are happy to report that the City may be able to begin work on the Brown Street corridor this March! We even have some aerial pictures of how the sidewalks will be widened, bike lanes added from Wyoming to Stewart, and four lanes reduced to two with a central turning lane. It’s going to be strictly for slower-moving “local” traffic, with the non-stop “express” traffic moving over to Main Street.
Most neighbors enjoy the short walk from their front door to Brown Street, the business district near the University of Dayton, to enjoy the impressive variety of coffee shops, pubs and cafes. They will enjoy it even more in the future!
The City of Dayton has accepted a $950,000 federal grant to begin to turn the area into a pedestrian friendly thoroughfare with bike lanes, more trees and less traffic congestion. You can read the entire article in the Dayton Daily News. The improvements are part of a plan to bring businesses to the area, as an incubator of aerospace technology jobs.
City officials have a vision of the Brown/Warren street corridor as a place to work, eat and play–and with South Park immediately adjacent, it becomes a wonderful work-live-eat-play proposition. As if we weren’t already living in a great location!