5chw4r7z: luxury electronics returns downtown

Luxury electronics maker Bang & Olufsen will soon be opening at 6 West 4th St in the old Bankhardt’s space. Called Bang & Olufsen Fountain Square they will be the first Bang & Olufsen franchise to not use the Bang & Olufsen’s modern template for store design. The drop ceiling in the old space was removed exposing an original and dramatic tin ceiling. The old entryway, if you remember was cramped and awkward. That too was removed and a modern facade installed. Bang & Olufsen Fountain Square, an independent licensed dealer of Bang & Olufsen products, plan to offer individual (Read more...)

UrbanCincy: Decision from Board of Trustees More Than a Decade Ago Doomed Wilson Auditorium

The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees voted to tear down Wilson Auditorium and build a new Arts & Sciences building in its place more than a decade ago. The plan fell through and maintenance funds were never considered. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Decision from Board of Trustees More Than a Decade Ago Doomed Wilson Auditorium

UrbanCincy: Mayoral Election Will Impact Cincinnati’s Planning Future

Cincinnati is at a crossroads as two mayoral candidates vie for the spot with different visions of the city. City planning efforts such as form-based code and implementing the goals of Plan Cincinnati could be affected by the who is elected mayor on November 5th. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Mayoral Election Will Impact Cincinnati’s Planning Future

UrbanCincy: Smart Growth May Offer Cincinnati a Way Out of Its Structurally Imbalanced Budget

Cincinnati’s City Council approved a new budget last week that will once again avoid major layoffs or revenue enhancements, and instead offer one-time solutions to what has been a structurally imbalanced budget for years. A new report suggests that smart growth policies may offer financial hope. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Smart Growth May Offer Cincinnati a Way Out of Its Structurally Imbalanced Budget

UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: $80M Mixed-Use Development Nears Completion in Clifton Heights

The $80M U Square at The Loop development in Clifton Heights is nearing completion and will begin welcoming new residents this August. Check out our exclusive behind the scenes tour of uptown’s latest development. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: $80M Mixed-Use Development Nears Completion in Clifton Heights

5chw4r7z: dunnhumby Centre

If you live or work downtown undoubtedly you’ve paused for a moment to watch the construction activity on Race. A couple things come to mind as I’ve watched the excavation. Its been interesting as they’ve gone down through levels of old subbasements le… . . . → Read More: 5chw4r7z: dunnhumby Centre

5chw4r7z: downtown, it ain’t for the faint of heart

all kinds of cool stuff going on lately. unfortunately its been overshadowed by the opening of the casino which everyone treats like god reached out from heaven and touched Cincinnati. the media is falling all over themselves to see who can kiss the ca… . . . → Read More: 5chw4r7z: downtown, it ain’t for the faint of heart

UrbanCincy: Will $25M cash payout from Big East fast-track Nippert Stadium renovation?

Will $25M cash payout from Big East fast-track Nippert Stadium renovation?. The University of Cincinnati has been trying mightily to get out of the collapsing Big East Conference, but its lack of options to-date might result in a big-time payout for its athletic program. With as much as $25 million in cash heading to Clifton, [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Will $25M cash payout from Big East fast-track Nippert Stadium renovation?

5chw4r7z: something amazing is happening and we have front row seats

I’ve been bullish on Cincinnati forever, I think everyone knows that. But Cincinnati has surpassed even my wildest expectations lately. New restaurants and bars opening at a fast and furious pace. A ground breaking for dunnhumby Centre and rapid progre… . . . → Read More: 5chw4r7z: something amazing is happening and we have front row seats

UrbanCincy: Pogue’s Garage to Make Way for 30-Story Residential Tower, Grocery Store

City Manager Dohoney’s proposed parking lease would include millions of dollars of funds for economic development efforts. One of those projects would tear down the crumbling Pogue’s Garage and build a 30-story residential high-rise with a 15,000-square-foot grocery at street-level. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Pogue’s Garage to Make Way for 30-Story Residential Tower, Grocery Store

UrbanCincy: San Francisco looking to create $1.6B mixed-use environment around AT&T Park

San Francisco looking to create $1.6M mixed-use environment around AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants are not only looking to remain on top of baseball following their World Series Championship, they are also looking to improve the environs surrounding one of the league’s most unique ballparks. Just as was the case in Cincinnati with the [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: San Francisco looking to create $1.6B mixed-use environment around AT&T Park

UrbanCincy: Proposed Clifton Heights Development Would Demolish Historic Christy’s & Lenhardt’s

A development team has proposed a six-story, 210-unit residential development in Clifton Heights that would require the demolition of the Clifton Natural Foods building, Christy’s & Lendhardt’s, and several homes along Lyon Street. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Proposed Clifton Heights Development Would Demolish Historic Christy’s & Lenhardt’s

UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: $55M Waldvogel Viaduct reconstruction nearing completion

UrbanCincy’s senior transportation analyst and contributing photographer visited the Waldvogel Viaduct construction site last week to capture the progress taking place in Lower Price Hill. At this point, very little of the 73-year-old elevated roadway remains. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: $55M Waldvogel Viaduct reconstruction nearing completion

UrbanCincy: Great Traditions breaks ground on phase two of Stetson Square

Nearly seven years after phase one of the $84 million Village at Stetson Square development opened, developers stood with city and neighborhood leaders in Corryville this morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of the project’s next phase. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Great Traditions breaks ground on phase two of Stetson Square

UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Central Riverfront Plan wins national award for excellence

First laid out in 1997, the Cincinnati Central Riverfront Plan has been guiding the massive transformation of the city’s waterfront ever since. Its implementation is getting attention and has earned an award of excellence from the American Planning Association. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Central Riverfront Plan wins national award for excellence

UrbanCincy: John Schneider on the ‘Cincinnati Process’

John Schneider, the man who led citizens’ efforts to build Great American Ball Park and the Cincinnati Streetcar, writes about what the ‘Cincinnati Process’ is, and how it might go against what others view as progress. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: John Schneider on the ‘Cincinnati Process’

UrbanCincy: Large vacant buildings should be transitioned into urban community centers

Large vacant buildings like the old SCPA, Bartlett Building, Tower Place Mall, and Terrace Plaza Hotel should be repurposed as unique community centers that activate their community and bring in a welcome attraction for visitors. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Large vacant buildings should be transitioned into urban community centers

UrbanCincy: Rookwood Pavilion offering upscale outlets an urban destination

Rookwood Pavilion offering upscale outlets an urban destination. Believe it or not, Rookwood Commons and Kenwood Towne Centre once were in a heated battle over which shopping destination would become the region’s premier stop. Due to a number of factors, including a messy eminent domain case that prohibited Rookwood from expanding, Kenwood has taken firm [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Rookwood Pavilion offering upscale outlets an urban destination

UrbanCincy: Ohio awards nearly $9M in historic tax credits to seven Cincinnati-area projects

Seven Cincinnati-area developments have been awarded nearly $9 million in tax credits from the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) through the state’s historic preservation program. Once completed, the projects will create more than 130 housing units and tens of thousands of square feet of commercial space. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Ohio awards nearly $9M in historic tax credits to seven Cincinnati-area projects

UrbanCincy: Why more and more companies are setting up shop in Over-the-Rhine

More and more companies are relocating from the region’s suburbs to neighborhoods like Over-the-Rhine and Downtown. Jon Newberry, from the Business Courier, dives into the details to explain the new trend. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Why more and more companies are setting up shop in Over-the-Rhine

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