New Business & Development

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  • Dayton Ohio 45458 
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Commercial Development and
Redevelopment Remain Strong

Washington Township is continuing to see an upsurge in commercial projects, with infill developments and  redevelopment.

International Drone Company Comes to Township

Elected officials officially welcomed Strix Drones to Washington Township at their new manufacturing facility located on Yankee Street. "It's an exciting time for our region as we continue to see the aerospace industry expand," said Washington Township Trustee President Sharon Lowry. "Washington Township is proud to be on the cutting edge of that expansion as Strix brings the first autonomous drone docking station to our Township."

According to their website, Strix' docking stations "work with all drones and seamlessly integrate with your fleet." This eliminates the need to constantly upgrade docking stations when new drones are added or purchased. Additionally, the docking stations are capable of charging any drone no matter what position the drone is in when it lands on the station. 

According to Strix, the docking station has a wide variety of uses across the military and civilian sectors. "Washington Township has been a longstanding regional partner in the manufacturing and technology sectors and this addition to our business community helps to strengthen those partnerships," Lowry said. "In discussions with our regional partners over the years, we know that interest and demand in the unmanned aerial vehicle market is on the rise. Strix' investment in our community reinforces that Washington Township continues to be a strong strategic partner in helping meet that demand."

strix ribbon cutting

Other Business & Development Updates

Ohio's Hospice

New Center Supports Visionary Service Expansion 

Ohio’s Hospice is nearly doubling the size of its Paragon Road campus with a new training and care coordination center planned for 2020. The 31,000-square-foot facility will provide workspace for about 100 patient care staff on its second floor and a learning and education center on the first.

In addition to serving hospice patients, the center will provide remote care to chronically ill patients who wish to remain in their own homes. Doctors, nurses, social workers and other health care employees will respond to patients at any time of day for medical care and for needs such as medical equipment and transportation.

Patients can reach out to patient care staff by telephone or, at their discretion, add health monitoring technology to their home. “We’re taking what we currently provide with hospice and extending it to people with chronic illness so that they can live in confidence,” said Kent Anderson, president and CEO of Ohio’s Hospice, a partnership of 12 not-for-profit hospices that serve a little more than half of Ohio’s 88 counties. The care center will provide support for all.

The new glass and masonry building will be located next to the US Post Office at the northeast corner of the existing hospice property. While its appearance will be more modern than the hospice administrative offices next door, its masonry will carry forward the color of the original and an indoor connector will join the two buildings. 

Providing remote care will help to support a growing population of older adults, Anderson said. The number of Medicare-eligible adults in the US is projected to double by 2035, with more than 60 percent living with comorbidities. “We believe this will make our community a better place to age.”



SICSA Pet Adoption Center

The SICSA Pet Adoption Center's new shelter and headquarters, located at the north end of Washington Church Road, opened in early 2020. SICSA promotes the welfare and adoption of companion animals and is the only "no kill" facility of its kind in the region.



Washington Park Plaza

Washington Park PlazaPanera

A Panera restaurant under construction in Washington Park Shopping Plaza at Lyons Road and Drexel Park Lane features a contemporary-style brick exterior that is a prototype for a new Panera concept. The 4,500-square-foot restaurant includes outdoor dining, drive-through service, and a robust landscape plan. A new slidewalk will link the Panera to Lyons Rd.

The restaurant is indicative of other improvements taking place -- including parking lot improvements, some new facade, and clearing of brush around the retention pond near Frickers and Chase Bank.


On-Demand Care

Kettering Health Network's On-Demand Care in the Oakcreek Marketplace Shopping Center treats minor illnesses with same-day appointments and extended hours.Nurse practitioners provide convenient access to urgent care like services at the same rate as a primary care provider.Existing patients can also coordinate care with their primary care provider.
KMC On Demand


New Eats & Drinks

New Eats & Drinks

Soujourners Brewstillery

Soujourners Brewstillery at 8150 Washington Village Dr. opened in early 2020 with a concept unlike any other brewery in the Miami Valley. The new craft brewery and distillery doubles as an indoor playground of sorts for adults and kids.


Old ScratchOld Scratch Pizza

The 8,300-square-foot restaurant at 440 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. features Naples-style pizzas cooked in wood-fired ovens, plus salads, specialty items, cocktails, 20 taps devoted to craft beer, and four taps for wine. The atmosphere is casual.

Power Plant Juice Bar

Power Plant Juice Bar at 430 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. serves juices and dishes such as avocado toast, micro-greens, soup and rice bowls. Fruits, vegetables and other ingredients are organic, local, or both. The 800-square-foot shop seats 16 and is located next to Old Scratch Pizza.


Islamic Center

Islamic Center

When the Islamic Center of Centerville opened at Success Lane and Austin Pike, it hosted a breakfast for neighbors, including other faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and government. The educational, social, and service organization is looking to collaborate with community partners to promote mutual understanding, preserve neighborhood strengths, build a sense of community, and maintain an attractive and safe place to live.


Galleria on Yankee

Galleria on Yankee

Design Homes has constructed a two-story office building in front of the Galleria on Yankee Street, near Lyons Road. The 20,000-square-foot structure is compatible in appearance to the original building and represents the second of three phases originally planned for the property. The plan includes the Galleria building and two office buildings in front.



Unity Care Group
Unity Care GroupUnity Care Group has moved to newly-renovated space at 650 Congress Park Dr. where it provides residential and day services to people with developmental disabilities, plus skilled nursing services, non-medical transportation, remote monitoring, shared living and more.