activated spaces application
activate your life
what you need to know to apply
To be considered for the Pop-Up project, your proposal must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 17, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Cadieux at 224-1518 x226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Activated Spaces Pop-Up Project, a component of the Greater Dayton Downtown Plan, is currently seeking proposals from prospective pop-up retail tenants. The ultimate goal of the Activated Spaces Pop-Up Project is to create a vibrant downtown that serves as a destination for the Greater Dayton Region. We will achieve this goal by facilitating the short-term lease of vacant storefronts in downtown Dayton.
The Pop-Up Project matches tenants looking to launch their business with downtown property owners who have first floor storefront space available for occupancy.
Are you interested in opening a retail space in downtown Dayton? If so, we want to hear from you. The minimal lease length for your shop will be three months. Spaces will have varying lease rates, but will be leased below market value.
Please note all proposals will remain confidential until accepted into the program. Upon acceptance into the program, all Activated Spaces tenants will be featured in publications and marketing materials. By submitting your application, you are not committed to leasing space if accepted.
Pop-up lease terms are three to six months and long term leases are encouraged after the lease terms expire. Lease terms will be negotiated directly with the property owner. Flexibility for the tenant is a priority.
community resources for business planning
There are several resources in the community who are available to assist with writing a business plan or answer any questions you may have before taking the next step to open your storefront. Please utilize them if necessary before turning in your application.
- February 17, 2017: Deadline for pop-up project application
- Week of February 27, 2017: Interviews conducted with top applicants, Pop-up tenants selected.
- Week of March 6, 2017: Notify winners and start touring available spaces.
- April 30, 2017: Lease must be signed. Applicants should expect to open their shops in May 2017.