Plans to be unveiled for Dayton Arcade

The Arcade on Third Street in Dayton has long been an issue for the city. (WDTN Photo)
The Arcade on Third Street in Dayton (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The long-vacant Dayton Arcade finally has plans for improvements.

Today at 3 p.m., viewers can tune into the unveiling of the plans by using the smartphone app “periscope.”

In September, the Dayton City Commissioners approved a $700,000 contract, of which $450,000 of city funds will be used immediately towards the recommendations of the Dayton Arcade Task Force.

The plans will include ways to keep the inside of the building dry and stable for the onset of winter.

The task force said help those repairs would maintain the building and keep it afloat as the city draws interests from developers.

Developers are optimistic for the arcade’s future, noting that the Gem City has been a hotbed for young professionals who want to see revitalization for the city.

But there’s work that needs to be done to the building to begin to get to that point. For example, the city needs to get back taxes that are owed by the Arcade’s current owner. 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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