The Area is Even Safer
-- In all major categories, crimes were reduced in 2017!
Area safety has improved in a quiet and impressive way for nearly 2 decades.
- In a small way, SAPC helped with Project Identity with the Dayton Police Department, and funded in part by a City Mini Grant in 2014. UV markers and stickers were distributed to businesses and neighborhood associations in the area, allowing valuables to be marked for easier recovery in the unlikely event of theft.
Plaques at the plaza honor Ambassador Holbrooke and the Dayton Peace Accords that formed a lasting peace among the Balkan countries.
-- The inspiring work of Richard C. Holbrooke has made the name Dayton synonymous worldwide with peace.
The Future is Bright
Past and current revitalization initiatives also build on the importance and potential of the corridor. Public and private initiatives include:
-- The HOPE VI project removed public housing projects and created Salem Crossing, a 150-unit mixed-income residential development.
-- The Phoenix Project, an ongoing public-private initiative launched in 2000, continues to work to comprehensively redevelop the communities surrounding Good Samaritan Hospital.
-- St. Mary Development Corporation has completed several projects including the redevelopment of senior housing at Grand Place.
-- Two Rehabaramas (1999 and 2001) that rehabilitated housing in Historic Dayton View.
-- The North River Vision Plan, created in 2003, was created to guide revitalization of the Corridor from Riverview to Catalpa. Private businesses have invested and expanded in the area.
Together, these initiatives represent millions of dollars of public and private investment along the Peace Corridor.
-- And, with your help, the best is yet to come!
How fitting that the Peace Corridor includes the bridge which commemorates the legacy of peace of Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke!
Building on the Legacy of Peace
The Peace Corridor initiative was honored by the City of Dayton, because of our work and our proximity to the Dayton International Peace Museum:
-- In 2011, the City renamed the Salem Avenue Bridge as the Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Memorial Bridge.
-- This action honors the legacy of Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, who led international negotiations at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton which forged the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords and ended fighting in the Balkan countries.
Most Median Incomes Exceed the City Average
The City tracks median incomes for its planning districts. Most of the Peace Corridor districts have median incomes higher than the City’s.
City of Dayton Median: $28,894
Dayton View Triangle: $41,618
University Row: $37,563
Old Dayton View: $34,835
Grafton Hill: $30,625
Five Oaks: $28,672
Mount Vernon: $24,895
The Peace Corridor is leveraging the major impact of recent investments by a number of entities active in the Peace Corridor area:
A host of institutions also serve as anchors for the Peace Corridor.
-- In 2015, the City dedicated a new plaza at the southwest corner of the Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Memorial Bridge. The dedication ceremony included representatives from Bosnia-Herzegovina and other countries in the former Yugoslavia.
Building On Our Assets
The Salem Avenue Peace Corridor area offers unique assets that provide the building blocks for comprehensive redevelopment. Chief among these assets:
Amy Kollar Anderson poses with her painting, "Marketplace of the Mind," commissioned for the new Northwest Library in Dayton.