In addition to the recent completion of Great American Tower at Queen City Square
, the opening of the all-suite extended stay Residence Inn
, the emergence of Cincinnati Restaurant Row
, and the continued growth in Over-the-Rhine
, there is a lot on the horizon in downtown Cincinnati. The landscape will change dramatically over the next few years and we invite you to be part of the excitement.
The Banks Development (2011-2012)
An 18-acre mixed used development currently under construction on the Ohio River between the two stadiums. To date, there are signed leases for more than 80% of the retail space with the following tenants, all expected to open throughout 2011 and 2012: Ruth's Chris, Crave, The Wine Guy, Mahogany's, and Tin Roof. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Johnny Rockets' newest restaurant concept, and Holy Grail Tavern & Grille were among the first to open.
The Banks Residential (2011)
The 300-unit apartment building welcomed its first residents in spring 2011, many with outside spaces and incredible river and city views. To date, it is 100% occupied with a waiting list.
Cincinnati Riverfront Park (2011-2012)
A 45-acre park under construction along the banks of the Ohio River that will include fountains, walkways, gardens, event lawns, playgrounds, restaurants, a bike and welcome center. Moerlein Lager House is the first named tenant and is expected to open early 2012.
Horseshoe Casino (2013)
Cincinnati's first and only casino is being built on 20 acres of vacant property downtown at a $400 million investment. Caesars Entertainment is the operator.
21c Museum Hotel (2012)
The #1 rated hotel by Conde Nast Traveler will complement the vibrant Backstage District next door the Contemporary Arts Center and across from the Aronoff Center. Washington Park Renovation (2012)
A $47.3M investment to expand and renovate the park and will include a play area, water feature, performance stage, event plaza, dog park, underground parking garage with 450 spaces. Washington Park is located across from historic Music Hall and the brand new $72 million School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Cincinnati Streetcar
The project, intended to connect the riverfront downtown, Over-the-Rhine and Uptown, including the University of Cincinnati and the hospitals, has approximately $110 million in funding identified and is scheduled to break ground in February 2012.
World Choir Games, July 4-14, 2012
Cincinnati will host the largest international choral competition in the world coming to North America for the first time. The Olympics of choral music will bring 20,000 participants, tens of thousands of visitors from more than 70 countries and have a total economic impact of $73.5 million. Watch the video.
Fifth and Race Development (2014)
Plans for new construction at the Fifth and Race parking lot were announced in February 2012 and will serve as dunnhumbyUSA's headquarters. Plans include 250,000 square feet of office space for dunnhumbyUSA atop retail and a parking structure. Construction could start as early as spring 2012.