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Activate a Vacant Space

Do Something Good for Yourself and For Your Neighborhood – Activate a Vacant Space Near You. The Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation (Landbank) owns over 700 properties throughout Hamilton County, many of which are empty lots left underutilized year-round. That doesn’t have to be the case. From Percussion Park in Price Hill to Findlay Market […]

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REACH Spotlight: 1616 Ruth Avenue

REACH Evanston Spotlight – 1616 Ruth Avenue When the Hamilton County Landbank acquired 1616 Ruth in May of 2016, the unique brick home with a distinctive turret had seen severe deterioration. After being vacant a number of years, the circa 1903 home’s detailed woodwork and corbeled brick had become overshadowed by boarded up and broken windows. […]

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Purchase a Renovated House

REACH stands for Rehab Across Cincinnati and Hamilton County – and since 2015, the Port Authority has managed the complete transformation of over 20 vacant historic homes and sold them. REACH has made such an amazing impact in Evanston that we have expanded the program to Walnut Hills – with plans to expand to new […]

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Port Authority Hiring: Manager, Communications and Digital Engagement

The Port Authority seeks a creative, outcome-driven Manager, Communications and Digital Engagement to join the Marketing and Communications Department, playing a key role in elevating our communication initiatives and seeking out new opportunities to convey our voice and value. The Manager is responsible for monitoring and managing our reputation, communicating our impact, and gaining followers, […]

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Need Mortgage Down Payment Assistance?

The Port Authority is proud to offer the Communities First – Ohio Down Payment Assistance program, providing first mortgage financing and down payment/closing cost assistance to eligible homebuyers. The Port Authority created Communities First – Ohio as part of a commitment to increasing homeownership opportunities for residents in Ohio. This unique program is very user-friendly, […]


2016 was record year for Port’s public finance practice

It was a record-breaking year for the Port’s Public Finance practice, closing on 10 deals and issuing over $100 M in bonds. The Public Finance practice offers a number of unique tools and thrives on leveraging them in the right combination to set projects up for success. More information on the Port’s Public Finance practice can […]

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Neighborhood Summit 2017

On March 11, 2017, the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority spent the day at Xavier University’s Cintas Center for the annual Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit. This year’s theme was “Building Equitable Futures,” with panels, workshops, and presentations focused on how individuals and organizations throughout the 52 neighborhoods of Cincinnati can ensure equitable opportunities for all […]


Urban Industrial Site for Sale

Port Authority-owned TechSolve II, a 13-acre business park for advanced manufacturing and logistics operations, has a 1.8-acre development pad for sale near the site’s entrance at Seymour Avenue and Shona Drive. With tenants including Jet Machine and Gannett, TechSolve II has continued the momentum in Cincinnati’s Central Midtown submarket. Bordered by Norwood Lateral State Route […]

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Hamilton County Landbank – Camp Washington Lot Finds New Life

The Hamilton County Landbank this month sold two properties to a restaurateur with a creative vision for a new neighborhood gathering place in the Camp Washington neighborhood. Tony Ferrari, a San Francisco chef and owner, said that when considering Cincinnati for a funky coffee shop with outdoor garden, only Camp Washington and the West End […]


Port Authority Hiring: Real Estate Facilities Manager

Do you know of someone looking for a new opportunity who is skilled at project management and would enjoy being part of a driven, results-oriented real estate team? The Port Authority is adding an important position – Real Estate Facilities Manager — responsible for a broad portfolio of Port Authority and Landbank owned properties throughout […]