​The Area is Even Safer 

-- In all major categories, crimes have been reduced in 2017!  

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.

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:

   -- On March 16, 2011, the City of Dayton renamed the Salem Avenue Bridge as the Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Memorial Bridge.

   -- The action honors the legacy of Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, who led international negotiations at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton and forged the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords which ended fighting in the Balkan countries.

The Peace Corridor is leveraging the major impact of recent progress and investments by our friends and co-sponsors in the Peace Corridor area:

  • New Northwest Library, located at Philadelphia and Hillcrest
  • Phoenix Project in the Fairview area, with Good Samaritan Hospital and CityWide
  • Fairview Commons and its Water Park
  • United Theological Seminary’s DaytonView Center for Urban Ministry
  • Dayton View Triangle’s Street Tree Farm
  • The Music Lives On Memorial park
  • Salem Crossing -- new home development along Edgewood, Holt, and Riverview
  • Reichard Buick’s major new showroom
  • Grandview Hospital Campus improvements and Gateway from I-75
  • Masonic Center’s monument project
  • Holbrooke Plaza and the Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Memorial Bridge
  • Faith-based projects by Omega and First Baptist Churches
  • Dayton Cooks program at Grace Church

A host of institutions also serve as anchors for the Peace Corridor.

These include:

  • Businesses
  • Churches
    Service organizations
  • Richard Allen and Longfellow schools
  • Dayton Police Central Offices
  • Post Office

   -- On November 18, 2015, the City dedicated a new plaza at the southwest corner of the Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Memorial Bridge, in a ceremony that 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:

  • Largest Gateway to and from Downtown Dayton;
  • Easy access to all major transportation;
  • Unique historic housing stock and neighborhood quality of life;
  • The main link between Downtown Dayton and areas west;
  • Inspiring commitment of residents, community and church leaders, and business owners!
  • Healthcare hubs offer award-winning care and major employment hubs, anchored by Grandview and Good Samaritan hospitals; and
  • Includes huge regional institutions such as the Dayton Art Institute and the Dayton Masonic Center.

Amy Kollar Anderson poses with her painting, "Marketplace of the Mind," commissioned for the new Northwest Library in Dayton.

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!

The Future is Bright