downtown http://wmub.org en Downtown lane closures coming for streetcar work http://wmub.org/post/downtown-lane-closures-coming-streetcar-work <p>Downtown drivers can expect Seventh Street to be down to one lane between Main and Walnut streets starting Monday, due to electric utility work for the streetcar project.</p><p>Main Street is also being reduced to one lane between Sixth and Seventh streets. There will be no left turn on to Main Street from Seventh and motorists are advised to get to Main Street via Sycamore to Sixth Street.</p><p>The lane closures will last for about a month, said John Deatrick, the project executive for the Cincinnati streetcar project.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:21:33 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24424 at http://wmub.org Downtown lane closures coming for streetcar work Cincinnati Council to vote on Pure Romance deal http://wmub.org/post/cincinnati-council-vote-pure-romance-deal <p>Cincinnati is offering Pure Romance more than $850,000 in tax credits to move its company headquarters from Loveland to Downtown. &nbsp;<br /><br />City Council will vote on the deal Wednesday.<br /><br />In return the city will get nearly $3.4 million in payroll taxes during the 10 year deal.&nbsp; Pure Romance will bring 88 jobs to the old Delta building at the corner of Plum and Seventh Streets.&nbsp; That number will likely increase to 126 employees in about three years.<br /> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:54:34 +0000 Jay Hanselman 18190 at http://wmub.org Cincinnati Council to vote on Pure Romance deal Design work continues on dunnhumbyUSA building http://wmub.org/post/design-work-continues-dunnhumbyusa-building <p>Architects say they're about a month or two away from having a final design for the new dunnhumbyUSA building at the corner of Fifth and Race in downtown Cincinnati. &nbsp;<br><br>Officials updated the city's Urban Design Review Board Tuesday about their preliminary work.&nbsp; They said the challenge is to design a contemporary building that fits into the existing urban fabric of the city.&nbsp; Architects say the outside of the building will be pre-cast concrete and lots of glass.&nbsp; The concrete will have a dark color and will feature some texture. &nbsp;<br> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:55:34 +0000 Jay Hanselman 16378 at http://wmub.org Design work continues on dunnhumbyUSA building Details on next phase of Banks project http://wmub.org/post/details-next-phase-banks-project <p>New details are being released about the next phase of the Banks project along the Ohio river.</p><p>Phase II A will feature a nine-story building running the length of Second Street from the Freedom Center to Race Street.</p><p>The development will include 305 apartments and 21,000 square feet of retail space.</p><p>Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials are slated to sign off on the project later this month. If everything moves on schedule, construction would begin in December with an expected opening date in fall 2015.</p><p>From a release:</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:01:32 +0000 Tana Weingartner 15790 at http://wmub.org Details on next phase of Banks project Cincinnati Council to vote on financing for 4th & Race project http://wmub.org/post/cincinnati-council-vote-financing-4th-race-project <p>Cincinnati Council could vote this week on an alternate financing plan to redevelop the old Pogue’s garage at the corner of Fourth and Race downtown.</p><p>Developer David Flaherty, who’s company is planning the project, told city council’s budget and finance committee it would do several things.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:52:39 +0000 Jay Hanselman 13630 at http://wmub.org