After years of sitting vacant with asbestos and other hazardous materials, demolition began in late October to tear down the former Lincoln Heights High School to pave a pathway for redevelopment. At a news conference in front of the abandoned high school, The Port and the Village of Lincoln Heights were joined by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office, State Senator Catherine Ingram, the Greater Ohio Policy Center (GOPC), Hamilton County Commissioners, school alumni, and community members to acknowledge this pivotal turning point in the recent and future growth of Lincoln Heights.
On behalf of Lincoln Heights, The Port applied for and received funding from the Ohio Department of Development’s Building Demolition and Site Revitalization program to support this economic development initiative. With a 25% match from the Hamilton County Commission, a path emerged to demolish the high school and prepare for future growth opportunities.