The City of Dayton announces the newest investment of Dayton Recovery Plan funds, following approval of contracts by the City Commission on July 19. Agreements with three vendors totaling $2,112,448 were approved for demolition services for 112 structures in round 1 of Dayton Recovery Plan-funded demolition. Contracts were awarded to: Alpha Demolition, Inc. ($626,420), Charles F. Jergens Construction, Inc., ($746,588), and Bladecutter’s Lawn Service, Inc. ($739,440).
There are approximately 670 structures to be demolished through Dayton Recovery Plan funds through 2026. In round 1, the companies will perform demolition in target neighborhoods identified by American Recovery Plan Act guidelines: West Dayton neighborhoods Carillon, Edgemont, Fairview, Miami Chapel, MacFarlane, Wolf Creek; North Central neighborhoods Five Oaks, Hillcrest, Riverdale, Santa Clara, and Southern Dayton View; and East/Northeast neighborhoods Old North Dayton, McCook, and Twin Towers.
“We are coordinating demolition in neighborhoods where other Dayton Recovery Plan efforts are occurring so that we can leverage and maximize all sources toward having the greatest impact in these areas and adjoining spaces as well,” said Steve Gondol, deputy director of Planning, Neighborhoods & Development.
The Dayton Recovery Plan demolition program is part of larger plan to demolish approximately 1,100 structures over several years, with additional funding coming from the City of Dayton general fund and the federal Community Development Block Grant.
About the Dayton Recovery Plan:
The Dayton Recovery Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address the infrastructure, economic and equity issues that exist in the city by using a data-driven approach to analyze socio-economic, health, and demographic data to make informed funding decisions. These investments directly impact minority communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and long-standing economic and social inequities in Dayton. The Dayton Recovery Plan utilizes Dayton’s share of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The $138 million award is the largest grant in Dayton’s history. For a plan overview, go to daytonohio.gov/drp.