The Greene Town Center
|Developer||Steiner + Associates|
|No. of stores and services||124|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||1.1 Million sq. ft.|
The complex is an established mixed-use, office, retail, dining and entertainment center and serves as the third major shopping mall in the Dayton region. The co-owner and developer, Steiner + Associates, is known for creating similar town centers such as the Easton Town Center in Columbus as well as other centers in the Cincinnati-Newport, Milwaukee and Kansas City regions. It originally had a carousel which was later removed.
The Greene was built in two phases over 72 acres (290,000 m2) of land at a cost estimated exceed $200 million when complete. The developer provided the majority of the funding, but based on the $186 million estimate, the public's share is $14.8 million, or eight percent of the total cost. This is the lowest percentage bond financing in their portfolio. The location of the property is within the southeast boundaries of Indian Ripple and Stroop Roads, just off the exit to I-675.
Phase I was completed 2006. The first phase includes tenets such as: Lane Bryant, White House Black Market, Cheesecake Factory, Chico's, Sephora, Ann Taylor, and numerous other retailers and/or restaurants some new to the Dayton area. The architect of record for the majority of the project was Meachem and Apel.
The development for Phase I also included: a comedy club (The Funny Bone), a fitness club (Urban Active), as well as an upscale movie theater (Rave Cinemas). Phase I also includes 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of second-floor office space overlooking the town square and approximately 136 residential loft apartments. The mixed-use residential buildings were designed by Torti Gallas and Partners.
Phase II focused on fashion which include the anchor department store, Von Maur. Von Maur is sometimes described as the Nordstrom of the Midwest and features fashion, accessories and beauty products, but not furniture or other department store goods. Like Nordstrom, Von Maur is also known for a high degree of customer service, including handwritten notes from employees following purchases. Phase II was completed in fall 2008. Along with Von Maur, several other stores and shops have filled some vacant space in the complex. In 2014, The Greene announced it would construct a 35,000sq.ft. building for the national retailer Nordstrom Rack.
The environment of The Greene is that of a civic center which hosts outdoor concerts, holiday events and a family gathering space during the both the summer and winter, in particular children playing in the main fountain during the summer. Research from other Steiner projects has evidenced that the number of visitors is essentially unaffected by seasonal weather. All metered parking benefits a charitable foundation. Parking in lots and garages is free.
During construction, the shopping center was a controversial topic among people in the cities surrounding the development. The land was once a heavily wooded property and Beavercreek officials debated on the economic impact. Opponents also question if the area could support The Greene, The Mall at Fairfield Commons and the Dayton Mall.
The Greene has an age-restricted curfew of 9:00 p.m. everyday. Persons under the age of 16 are not permitted on the premises of the center without an adult present.
- Zona Rosa (Kansas City)
- Newport on the Levee
- Easton Town Center
- Bayshore Town Center
- Santana Row
- The Mall at Fairfield Commons (also in Greene County)
- Developer says community focus at heart of The Greene's concept
- "Nordstrom Rack Coming to The Greene". Retrieved 2014-01-15.
- DaytonDailyNews: Dayton, Ohio, news and information
- "Code of Conduct". Retrieved 2009-06-04.[dead link]