Bond Hill + Roselawn

The City of Cincinnati has championed revitalization projects in Bond Hill and Roselawn by providing significant capital funding for The Port’s redevelopment work in these neighborhoods. The Port has leveraged public funds with grants and private capital, as well as impact investment. Through a variety of funding and development agreements centered on transforming the neighborhoods’ disinvested properties, The Port has led acquisition and redevelopment of more than 80 acres. (Updated August 2018)

Impact to Date: 80+ Acres acquired for redevelopment

 

BOND HILL + ROSELAWN PLAN

  • Initiative
  • Collaboratively Developed Plan for Bond Hill and Roselawn establishes community-driven recommendations to improve the neighborhood and the health and well being of its residents.
  • Approved by Cincinnati City Council in 2016

 

A. MIDPOINTE CROSSING | 7030 Reading Road | Bond Hill

  • 25 Acre Development Ready Site located at SE corner of Reading and Seymour
  • Zoned CG-A (Commercial General)
  • Former Swifton Shopping Center, first mall in Cincinnati
  • Acquired in 2013 by the Port Authority for redevelopment & sale to commercial user
  • $6,200,000 Capital Investment

 

B. SWIFT PARK AT MIDPOINTE CROSSING | Bond Hill

  • 1 Mile Walking Path / Community Amenity
  • Developed in 2016; Funded through State Grant
  • H.B. 497 Capital Improvement Community Recreation Project
  • $500,000 Capital Investment

 

C. CORNER RETAIL DEVELOPMENT SITE | 6900 Reading Road | Bond Hill

  • .54 Acre Commercial Development Site located on SE Corner of Reading and Langdon Farm
  • For Sale
  • Acquired in 2013 by The Port for redevelopment and sale to commercial user
  • Zoned CG-A (Commercial General)
  • Currently under contract for sale and redevelopment following completion of environmental remediation

 

D. FORMER CINCINNATI GARDENS SITE | 2250 Seymour Avenue | Bond Hill

  • 19 Acre Urban Industrial Manufacturing Redevelopment Site
  • $6,000,000 Capital Investment in Acquisition, Site Readiness
  • Impact Investment Funded Site Acquisition
  • Demolition began in 2017
  • $20,600,000 Estimated Potential Capital Investment

 

E. 2081 SEYMOUR AVENUE | Bond Hill

  • .797 Acre Commercial Development Site
  • For Sale
  • Acquired in 2015 by Port Authority for redevelopment and sale to commercial user
  • Zoned CG-A (Commercial General)

 

F. TECHSOLVE II BUSINESS PARK | Roselawn

  • 13 Acre Redevelopment Site
  • 2013 – Acquisition and assemblage of blighted properties, redeveloped for advanced manufacturing user
  • New 25,000 sq. ft. facility completed in 2016
  • New 105,000 sq. ft. light manufacturing facility for Jet Machine constructed on 8 acres – The expanded facilities enabled Jet Machine to retain 100 jobs and create 40 additional positions within the company.
  • 1.08 Acre advanced manufacturing pad available – 1722 Seymour Avenue

 

G. 1682 SEYMOUR AT TECHSOLVE II | Roselawn

  • Redevelopment of 25,000 sq. ft. advanced manufacturing building including energy efficiency upgrades
  • Energy updates financed through Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
  • Acquired by Port Authority in 2013
  • Fully Leased

 

I. BOND HILL BUSINESS DISTRICT | Reading Road Development Site | Bond Hill

  • 2.8 + acre commercial assemblage
  • Comprehensive redevelopment to attract microenterprise and neighborhood-serving businesses
  • Available for lease and sale

 

J. 1718 BELLA VISTA AVENUE | Bond Hill

  • Vacant Residential Rehab & Sale
  • Homesteading & Urban Redevelopment Corporation (HURC) project, acquired through NCST
  • Redeveloped and sold in 2016
  • $110,000 Capital Investment

 

K. 1600 ELIZABETH PLACE | Bond Hill

  • Vacant Residential Rehab & Sale
  • Homesteading & Urban Redevelopment Corporation (HURC) project, acquired through NCST

 

L. 1227 ROSSMORE AVENUE | Bond Hill

  • Vacant Residential Rehab & Sale
  • Homesteading & Urban Redevelopment Corporation (HURC) project, acquired through NCST
  • Pending Redevelopment

 

M. 1811 LOSANTIVILLE | Roselawn

  • 3.1 Acre Site
  • Property acquired through donation, and Port removed vacant, blighted commercial structure on the site to ready for new development.
  • Sold in April 2016
  • Developer building Roselawn Senior Apartments – $11 MM LEED project with 50 units
  • $11,000,000 Capital Investment

 

N. NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE PROGRAM | Multiple Locations

  • The Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) is administered by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA). Launched in the wake of the foreclosure crisis which left neighborhoods across the state riddled with abandoned properties, NIP makes available funds specifically allocated to demolition of these structures to stabilize property values in hard-hit neighborhoods. Only structures which are vacant, owned by the Landbank, and located in a target area can be demolished under NIP.
  • 1597 Summit Road – Roselawn
  • 1307-1309 Regent Ave – Bond Hill
  • 1311 Franklin Ave –Bond Hill
  • 1322 Carolina Ave – Bond Hill
  • 1236 Regent Avenue – Bond Hill

 

O. COMMUNITY PARTNER PROGRAM | Multiple Locations

  • Open to neighborhood-based community development corporations in targeted neighborhoods, this program reduces the acquisition costs of properties for redevelopment enabling saved funds to be reinvested into other neighborhood efforts.
  • 7401 Reading Road – Roselawn
  • 1303 Regent Ave – Bond Hill

 

P. SINGLE-FAMILY HOME DEVELOPMENT | Bond Hill

Q. LOT-TO-YARD | Bond Hill

  • 1939 Catalina Avenue – Bond Hill
  • Sold to neighboring resident via Hamilton County Landbank – Lot-to-Yard PROGRAM

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