Weyland Ventures is considering building a hotel on property it owns on Wayne Avenue in the Oregon District. GREENLEES / STAFF
Weyland, a Kentucky-based firm, rehabbed the historic Weustoff and Getz building at 210 Wayne Ave., transforming it for the 40-unit Wheelhouse Lofts and the Troll Pub, a restaurant and bar.
The company officially purchased the former site of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church at 239 Wayne Ave. in September.
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Gratz said much of her company’s efforts in Dayton are now dedicated to the renovation of the Dayton Motor Car building at 15 McDonough St.
The Ohio Development Services Agency allocated $1.8 million in state historic tax credits to support that project in July.
Weyland is spending about $18.2 million to convert the six-story building east of the Oregon District into high-tech offices.
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The company is considering what sort of hotel might fit best in the Oregon District, whether it might be a boutique hotel or something else entirely, Gratz said.
“There’s a lot of energy in that area,” she said of the Oregon District. “And I think it is poised for more growth.”