The City of Dayton, Premier Health and CityWide Development have announced plans to continue their partnership work in the neighborhoods surrounding the Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) campus in Northwest Dayton. The work has been known as the Phoenix Project, and a special initiative named Phoenix Next is being launched.


The City of Dayton and Premier Health have partnered with CityWide for 15 years on the Phoenix Project. Together they have invested more than $20 million and leveraged $45 million in additional private investment. Projects include the Five Rivers Family Health Center, the Dayton Metro Library Northwest Branch, and the Salem Avenue Gateway Expansion, among others.

CityWide, which has provided steady leadership since the inception of the Phoenix Project, will continue to use its expertise in community and economic development to guide the next wave of planning and investment. Planning NEXT, a nationally known community planning practice based in Columbus, Ohio, will facilitate a public process to create a strategic investment plan for the Phoenix neighborhoods and re-use strategy for the 13 acres comprising the current GSH campus.

The public engagement and planning process will be overseen by the Phoenix Board of Trustees, which is comprised of representatives of the City of Dayton, Premier Health, CityWide and the community.

Schedule for the Process

The planning process began in February of 2018 and is expected to last at least eight months.