April 2023 Bi-Monthly Update

From groundbreakings for new affordable housing and advanced manufacturing to talking invisible infrastructure at the Neighborhood Summit, our team has had a busy couple of months. Read more in our April Bi-Monthly Update.



Edition No. 12 | April 2023

Groundbreakings held for new manufacturing and affordable housing developments

A group of people in hardhats taking a ceremonial first shovel of dirt on a site with construction equipment in the background.

In early April, The Port joined local officials to break ground on Emerge Manufacturing, a 55,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility at the former Cincinnati Gardens site in Bond Hill/Roselawn. Cynthia Booth, a Bond Hill native and local entrepreneur, purchased the third and final parcel of the Gardens from The Port to manufacture personal protective equipment in the new plant, creating nearly 100 jobs that will pay $60,000 a year, while also minimizing our region’s reliance on offshore resources for life-saving supplies and equipment.

A group of people with shovels on a construction site standing in front of a mound of dirt with construction equipment.

The Port joined Pennrose and the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation (WHRF) to break ground on the Lincoln & Gilbert development in Walnut Hills. Lincoln & Gilbert will bring new affordable housing options for households at 30% and 60% AMI. The Port and the Hamilton County Landbank are proud to play a role in helping make this project a reality along with many partners including Walnut Hills Area Council, City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Development Fund, Ohio Housing Finance Authority, and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.

Jilson Daniels named Treasurer of OMSDC Board at Annual Meeting

Employee Spotlight - Kelley Allesee, Real Estate Counsel

“There are so many things to love about working for The Port. We are a relatively small team, yet the breadth of experience and the landscape of industry knowledge contained in our office is awesome. The comprehensive and collaborative approach to redevelopment between our industrial, commercial, and residential teams is not something you see in other organizations. I have had the opportunity to be part of meaningful projects that will create home ownership opportunities for residents that might otherwise be stuck in the endless cycle of leasing. Owning a home not only creates wealth, but it also stabilizes families and creates a healthier community.” - Kelley Allesee