DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - In a story first reported on WDTN.com, the Montgomery County Fair Board is looking at an area northwest of Dayton to possibly move the fairgrounds to a new site.
A Brookville official confirmed to 2 NEWS on Monday that the fair board has investigated two properties in the last month.
One property is at the corner of US 40 and SR 49 in the northwest corner of Montgomery County as well as property near Brookville off Arlington Road near the Interstate 70 interchange.
While not confirming these exact locations, Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley did confirm Tuesday the effort is underway.
"There are discussions currently underway between the Fair Board and interested parties," Foley said. "The Board of County Commissioners are supportive of these efforts if an agreement can be reached, and if that agreement makes financial sense for all parties."
The county auditor's office values the fairground's current Dayton location of 35 acres at nearly $3.4 million, but 50 acres of land just to the south on Stewart Street was sold to the University of Dayton by NCR for $25 million in 2005.
The Brookville source said the fair board is looking for approximately 120 acres for relocation.
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