September 22, 2015
Over $500,000 Awarded to Dayton’s Riverfront
On Tuesday the City of Dayton received $530,000 as part of a $5.4 million federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant awarded to the state of Kentucky to improve safety and air quality in Northern Kentucky. The funds are intended to initiate Dayton’s contribution to the 11.5 mile Riverfront Commons Trail that, upon completion, will connect all of the Northern Kentucky River Cities.
“The timing of the grant could not have come at a better time, given that the $400 million Manhattan Harbour development is taking off,” said City Administrator Michael Giffen. “The trail will be perfect compliment to the homes and businesses that are being constructed along the river in Dayton and it will be an amenity that all of the residents of Dayton will be able to enjoy.”
The initial funding will likely be enough to connect the trail from O’Fallon Avenue to Berry Street, where the developer of the Manhattan Harbour project has plans to construct a connection road between the new development and the center of the City’s existing Central Business District.