The Dayton City Beautiful Award will honor owners and occupants whose properties demonstrate civic and neighborhood pride. Eligible properties may be single or multi-family homes, or commercial/institutional buildings of any kind.
The award program will accept nominations from April through October and will recognize properties monthly in each of Dayton’s five land use areas–north central, west, southeast, northeast and downtown. Nominations may be self-submitted or submitted by others.
The new award is a reinvention of former Dayton City Beautiful programs that recognized outstanding properties, design and beautification throughout much of the 20th century (last active in the 1980s, with early influence by John Patterson following Dayton’s destructive 1913 flood).
Winning properties must meet one or more of the following criteria: aesthetic appeal; landscaping (design, color, balance); architectural design and placement; landscape and building maintenance; treatment of parking areas; preservation of trees and natural amenities; awareness of City codes and ordinances; appropriate placement/design of new construction; use of paint to complement buildings; enhancement of overall appearance of the area; or removal of blight.
Award winners will receive a yard sign for display and invitation to a City Commission meeting for recognition of their efforts.
For more information or to submit a nomination, go to daytonohio.gov/citybeautiful. Forms may also be picked up at 101 W. Third St., 6th floor (Department of Planning and Community Development).