Dayton to prioritize demo plans

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – The City of Dayton is preparing to survey all of its 75,000 parcels of land and any buildings on them so it can prioritize rehabilitation or demolition plans and determine if more funding is needed.

The survey is expected to start this month and continue into fall.

The nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s Thriving Communities Institute will conduct the survey. It has completed similar citywide property surveys in Akron, East Cleveland, Lorain, Sandusky and Oberlin and is currently surveying Cleveland.

The institute is contracting with Wright State University’s Multicultural Affairs & Community Engagement Office of Service Learning for the field survey portion of the project. Wright State will hire student surveyors and provide day-to-day management.

Information collected will include whether parcels are vacant, conditions of any structures and photos. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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