Fairgrounds Redevelopment Proposals Fail to Meet Selection Criteria

The City of Dayton, the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners and the Montgomery County Agriculture Society announced today that the two proposals submitted for the sale and redevelopment of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds did not meet the selection criteria outlined in the request for proposals (RFP).  As a result, redevelopment of the Fairgrounds will not proceed under the current RFP. 

In May 2016, the Montgomery County BCC approved a resolution authorizing the advertisement of a RFP for the sale and redevelopment of the property to the highest responsible bidder.  In June, four companies responded with letters of interest:  Miller-Valentine Group, Mills Development, Thompson Thrift Retail Group, and Woodard Redevelopment.  In September, Miller-Valentine Group and Thompson Thrift Retail Group submitted proposals.

Following two months of review, the City of Dayton, Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Agriculture Society determined that neither proposal fully addressed the required proposal components set forth in the RFP.

The City of Dayton, Montgomery County and the Agriculture Society Board will look at options for the Fairgrounds as we move into the new year.