Established as The Biltmore in 1929, Dayton's Beaux-Arts hotel once hosted some of the most prominent guests from around the world, such as Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy. The striking 18-story hotel, which features an applied masonry façade crafted from both brick and terra cotta, was converted to affordable residences in 1980, and then in 1982, was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Renamed Biltmore Towers, today the building features a mix of 230 one- and two-bedroom residences exclusively for seniors and disabled residents.
When Related Affordable partnered with nonprofit St. Mary Development Corporation to renovate Biltmore Towers, it was of utmost importance to ensure that residents would be able to continue living in their homes throughout the renovations and that the building's architectural details would be preserved. The thorough two-year rehabilitation procedure unveiled upgraded, modern residences that feature new kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and lighting. The renovations also extended to the building's structure, such as new roofing, façade repairs and upgrades to the elevators, windows and plumbing. The residence's 12,000 square feet of amenity space also underwent a complete remodeling, resulting in gorgeous shared spaces for residents to enjoy, including a common area, a new state-of-the-art fitness center, a barber salon, a flexible multi-purpose room and new management and resident service coordinator offices.
On August 2nd, Related Affordable team members inaugurated Biltmore Towers' renovations with partners, city officials and residents, sharing the excitement of the special day for both residents and the City of Dayton. Related has committed to extending the residence's affordability status for an additional 30 years, which will impact hundreds of seniors. We are pleased to offer residents a better quality of life and to help preserve Dayton's affordable housing for the future.