Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wright Executive Park: 1990s Additions

After the initial build-out these buildings came on-line in the early 1990s.

The lone office building amid the hotels, and the last office building in Wright Executive Park. Perhaps intended to be a hotel site, a four story office building went up instead, a somewhat more detailed version of the earlier spec offices. According to the building sign defense contractor Curtiss-Wright has offices here.

Hotels came last at Wright Executive Park. Some of these appear to be under construction in 1989, so probably opened in 1990 (Homewood Suites probably in 1990) or later. Two hotels and one extended stay complex (Homewood Suites)
Instead of additional food/drink places facing Colonel Glenn a small strip center (University Shoppes II) and a bank went in near an access road intersection with Colonel Glenn.

In some ways the retail here is a suburban version of those shopping districts near college campuses. Two fast food places (one asian), a Kaplan test taking operation, and the "College Store" books and school supply store are in this center. So not the typical suburban retail.

And that's about it for Wright Executive Plaza, one of the Dayton Regions better planned and and sucessfull mixed use developments, and one of the first movers in the WSU/Fairfield Commons edge city.


Anonymous said...

The bank was actually a Chi-Chi's restaurant in its prior incarnation. Not sure exactly when the change occurred.

Jefferey said...

Very interesting. The Chi Chis at the Dayton Mall is now a vacant lot. Sort of interesting to see that compared to the re-use out on Colonel Glenn.