Premier Health, Dayton officials set to make redevelopment announcement

RIFEFIRST TONIGHT: LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE SET TO UNVEIL A PLAN FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE AREA AROUND THE FORMER GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL SITE

AN INITIATIVE CALLED "PHOENIX NEXT" IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN PREMIER HEALTH, THE CITY OF DAYTON, AND A PLANNING FIRM 2 NEWS REPORTER KRISTEN ESKOW HAS TONIGHT'S TOP STORY KRISTEN:ADAM – THIS ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER SEVERAL MEETINGS TO COLLECT COMMUNITY INPUT STARTING LAST YEAR – AS THE HOSPITAL PREPARED TO CLOSEPEOPLE WHO WORK AND LIVE IN THE AREA TELL ME THEY REMAIN HOPEFUL ANY NEW DEVELOPMENT AT THE GOOD SAM SITE – WILL BE AN ASSET TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD(SOUND OF CAR) WHAT WAS GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL – NOW A SHELL OF A STRUCTURE – AS CREWS WORK TO DEMOLISH THE BUILDING

AT JJ FISH & CHICKEN DOWN THE STREET – RODRIQUEZ HORTON SAYS ALTHOUGH THE BUSINESS KEPT MANY OF ITS CUSTOMERS – THE AREA HAS BEEN A LOT LESS BUSY SINCE THE HOSPITAL SHUT DOWN RODRIQUEZ HORTON – COOK, JJ FISH & CHICKEN: L OF PEOPLE MISS THAT PLACE NICE PLACE BEEN THERE FOREVER" HORTON AND LOCAL ACTIVISTS SAY THEY WANT TO SEE REDEVELOPMENT ON THE 13-ACRE SITE – THAT BRINGS PEOPLE BACK TO NORTHWEST DAYTON

DAVID GREER SERVES AS CHARIMAN OF THE NORTHWEST PRIORITY BOARD AND SECRETARY FOR THE CLERGY COMMUNITY COALITION – SAYS THERE'S STILL A NEED FOR AN EMERGENCY CENTER OR OTHER HEATLH CARE FACILITYDAVID GREER – CHAIRMAN, NORTHWEST PRIORITY BOA: E GOT TO BE PRACTICAL THE NEEDS FOR HEALTH CARE ON THE WEST OF DAYTON IS JUST SO ASTRONOMICAL"GREER SAYS THERE'S ALSO A NEED FOR RESTAURANTS, RETAIL AND GROCERY STORES AT AN OPEN HOUSE IN JANUARY – THE PHOENIX NEXT PROJECT RELEASED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SITE – WHICH INCLUDED OPTIONS FOR HOUSING, OFFICE SPACE, AND HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTERS

PREMIER HAS COMMITTED TEN MILLION DOLLARS TO REDEVELOPMEN T OF THE GOOD SAM SITEDAVID GREER: "PEOPLE DESERVE SOMETHING POSITIVE, SOMETHING THAT KEEPS THE HOPE ALIVE THAT MAYBE OTHER THINGS WILL BE COMING"KRISTEN:THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS SET FOR TOMORROW AFTERNOONDAYTON MAYOR NAN WHALEY AND THE C-E-O OF PREMIER HEALTH ARE EXPECTED TO BE THEREWE'VE REACHED OUT TO A PREMIER HEALTH SPOKESPERSON FOR THIS STORY AND ARE STILL WAITING TO HEAR BACK

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