DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — An initiative to fill downtown storefronts called Activated Spaces is launching its next round of Pop-Up Projects.

The project matches business owners and entrepreneurs with downtown property owners who have first-floor storefront space available for occupancy. Lease lengths will range from three to six months. The spaces will have varying lease rates, but will be leased below market value.

Interested retailers or office space seekers should fill out an application, which can be downloaded at and email it to Jen Cadieux at The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 13. Tenants will be selected the week of March 30, and retailers must be ready to open no later than the end of May.