In strategic locations across the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, the Port Authority focuses on site development and acquisition; demolition and remediation; and master planning and marketing.
Spurred by the Cincinnati Growth and Opportunities Study (GO Cincinnati), the Port Authority focuses its efforts in the following areas:
Seymour/Reading Corridor Development
The Port Authority is redeveloping up to 50 acres in the neighborhoods of Bond Hill and Roselawn, at two key locations:
MidPointe Crossing, a 25-acre parcel at the intersection of Seymour and Reading roads, was the former site of the Jordan Crossing-Swifton Commons shopping center site. In 2013, the Port Authority commissioned an economic impact study: Analysis of the Seymour-Reading Market Area and cleared the land for redevelopment. The Port Authority is directing all efforts to market the site and facilitate development of up to 500,000 square feet of mixed use office and retail in the first phase. DTZ (formerly Cassidy Turley) is marketing the site for office and retail users.
TechSolve II, is 12.6 acres of build to suit, and a 25,000-square-foot building being renovated for light, high-tech manufacturing, office, or distribution space
Conveniently located along I-75 corridor and 562 Norwood Lateral, near Reading and Seymour, TechSolve II lies just northeast of the fully-leased, 143-acre TechSolve business park. The companies at TechSolve employ more than 2,000 in business, tech, and manufacturing jobs. The TechSolve II site is targeted for similar high tech manufacturing/advanced industry. For more information, contact CBRE
South Mill Creek Corridor
The Port Authority has central responsibility for economic development initiatives within the Cincinnati neighborhoods of Queensgate and Camp Washington, and the surrounding Mill Creek Valley, identified by GO Cincinnati as the South Mill Creek Corridor. A priority area for concentrated development expertise and investment, the Port Authority has embarked on plans for long-term development of new centers of logistics and urban industrial production. This large area bordering the Cincinnati CBD and industrial operations on the Ohio River banks represents the historic center of commerce of Cincinnati’s industrial past.
These areas were identified in a development services agreement with the City in 2011, for the Port Authority to lead targeted catalytic investment. The agreement calls for the Port Authority to leverage its development expertise and tools within the priority areas on behalf of the City’s Trade & Development Division. As outlined in the initial 2008 These GO Cincinnati study, these corridors present locational advantages for job creation and improved value:
Landbank Properties and Focus Neighborhood Strategy:
In cooperation with the Hamilton County Landbank, the Port Authority works with neighborhoods in Cincinnati and communities across Hamilton County to acquire distressed properties to remove blight and create new value and attractive development opportunities for the respective communities. Some of these properties are then made available for sale. See the Landbank website for more information on available properties.