Created on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Dayton say it's becoming trendy to live downtown again.
Dayton's city center — which has suffered as businesses closed or left for the suburbs — is benefiting from a national post-recession trend that's seeing younger people moving downtown again.
The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/11mtaGD ) reports that there's not enough housing in downtown Dayton to meet the demand right now. Several proposals for new developments are on the drawing board.
The Downtown Dayton Partnership, a nonprofit group that promotes downtown, estimates as of the end of last year there were nearly 1,000 apartment or condo units downtown — and nearly all were full.
Statistics show that downtown has the lowest vacancy rates in the entire greater Dayton market.