Downtown Revitalization

In 2019 a commitment was made to look at the core of the community and find ways to strengthen and improve it. Communities all across the state and nation have faced similar challenges that Bellbrook has. Many stores and businesses have cropped up outside the borders of communities for the last several decades. This change in development and retail has directly affected many downtown communities including our own.


The City is devoted to working with residents, business owners and community organizations to find ways to renew our downtown. This page will be devoted to updating the community on that process.

Downtown Assessment

The City of Bellbrook is committed to breathing new life into its downtown. One of the first major steps in this direction was to conduct a downtown assessment.


The initial assessment occurred over two days, June 13-14, 2019. The City hired consultant Jeff Siegler to conduct the assessment and make recommendations to City officials as to how to best move forward.


There was a community presentation and forum. The video for the presentation can be found to the right on this page. The actual presentation lasted about  an hour and a half but unfortunately due to a technical difficulty only an hour was recorded.


On the morning of June 14 there were two different meetings held for interested community members. The first was for community partners who are individuals that have a general interest in the efforts downtown. The second was geared more toward the business community and property owners. There were approximately 50 in attendance total at both meetings.



Our consultant returned on July 18, 2019 to present his recommendations. There were 3 public meetings. The first was for community members interested in volunteering with our efforts moving forward.


Then Council and all boards met with the consultant to discuss the recommendations. And finally, there was a community presentation in the cafetorium of Bellbrook Middle School at 7pm. This video is also posted on this page.

Anyone who would like more information or is interested in getting involved should contact City Manager Melissa Dodd at

Recommendation Documents

Presentation Videos

Revitalization Initial Presentation 6/13/19

Revitalization Recommendations Presentation 7/18/19

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