Cincinnati is offering Pure Romance more than $850,000 in tax credits to move its company headquarters from Loveland to Downtown.
City Council will vote on the deal Wednesday.
In return the city will get nearly $3.4 million in payroll taxes during the 10 year deal. Pure Romance will bring 88 jobs to the old Delta building at the corner of Plum and Seventh Streets. That number will likely increase to 126 employees in about three years.
Interim Economic Development Director Jeff McElravy presented the details Tuesday to a Council committee.
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.
Officials updated the city's Urban Design Review Board Tuesday about their preliminary work. They said the challenge is to design a contemporary building that fits into the existing urban fabric of the city. Architects say the outside of the building will be pre-cast concrete and lots of glass. The concrete will have a dark color and will feature some texture.
New details are being released about the next phase of the Banks project along the Ohio river.
Phase II A will feature a nine-story building running the length of Second Street from the Freedom Center to Race Street.
The development will include 305 apartments and 21,000 square feet of retail space.
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.
It’s time again for another of Cincinnati’s great holiday traditions, the Cincinnati Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer talks with the Ballet’s Production Manager Robert Eubanks about this, the second year of the revamped production that wowed audiences last year. Some tweaks have been made to further enhance the production and the audience’s enjoyment of this timeless classic.