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In Dayton, New Riverfront Apartments are Underway, Museum Gets Name Change

More riverfront residences are on the way in the Northern Kentucky River Cities.

Ground is broken in Dayton on the Gateway apartment project, which is part of Manhattan Harbour, the ambitious residential development that includes pricey mansions that nearly touch the Ohio River.

The Gateway at Manhattan Harbour will consist of 76 luxury apartments with river views, direct access to the flood wall levee and Riverfront Commons trails, and is close to the central business district and neighboring urban cities. 

There will also be roof decks for entertainment and enhanced river views.

“This is an exciting and important development for the city," said Dayton city administrator Michael Giffen. "It not only moves Manhattan Harbour forward but it adds millions of dollars to the tax base and welcomes new residents to our community. The single-family phase of the project is starting to gain some traction, with two homes selling recently and another breaking ground. Now that the Gateway construction has started we expect other phases of multifamily within Manhattan Harbour to be seriously discussed in 2017.”

Milwaukee-based James Read & Associates is behind the apartment development.

Dayton to re-dedicate History Museum with New Name

Tharp Dayton Heritage Museum is changing its name to Dayton Heritage Museum.

Benefactor Charlie Tharp agreed to the change.

The museum, opened three  years ago at 718 Sixth Avenue, receives donations and artifacts beyond the original gift that Tharp made to the City of Dayton in 2012. In an announcement, the museum board's stated that it realized that the separation from Tharp’s name defines the museum as an independent entity, free to seek funding from outside sources.

On January 28, a day of celebration is planned with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and presentation of a plaque to Tharp and his family in gratitude for their generosity. A reception will follow with refreshments and activities for visitors of all ages. The Slush Puppie, made famous in the U.S. by Dayton native Will Radcliff, will make an appearance and so will other important people from Dayton’s past.

Throughout the day, video will taken of anyone who has a story to tell about Dayton. A program that started in the summer, Histories on the Square, is also part of the program. Kids can get their pictures taken in a hot air balloon gondola with the Slush Puppie. The program calendar for 2017 will be revealed with activities planned for every month.

Normal hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. On the occasion of the re-dedication on January 28, discounted memberships are available for $10 (individual), $18 (family), and $190 (lifetime).

-Staff report

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