Rosewood Arts Centre Project
Beginning in 2021, The City of Kettering will begin a multi-year, phased renovation to update the Rosewood Arts Centre facility, including infrastructure improvements (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) and the creation of more efficient and customized learning environments for various artistic disciplines. A timeline and project details are forthcoming and will be updated on this site.
LWC Incorporated (previously Lorenz Wiliams) are the architects for the Rosewood project, which is being managed by the City of Kettering's Public Service Department. Funding for this project is provided in part by the Cultural Facilities Grant Fund administered by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
In 2016 a facilities condition assessment was completed of the existing Rosewood Arts Centre Facility to evaluate the existing conditions of the space and determine what infrastructure improvements and costs would be necessary to retain the buildings use as an arts center into the future. This allowed the department to evaluate the costs generated through the Library Arts Centre Project (described below) and compare these two potential options.
From 2012-14, The Dayton Metro Library and the City of Kettering studied the feasibility of a cooperative agreement to build, share and manage a new Library / Cultural Arts Centre, located at the corner of Wilmington Pike and Stroop Road in Kettering, Ohio. The City of Kettering and the Dayton Metro Library received a $100,000 for a Local Government Innovation Fund grant from the State of Ohio to conduct a feasibility study.