Our Vision

Transform to Prosperity

"By 2022, our success in repositioning undervalued properties and rebuilding neighborhoods will transform the Cincinnati region."

Vision 2022

Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors

In 2015, the Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors set a bold direction for the organization with Vision 2022, a multi-faceted strategy to drive economic growth, job creation, social stability, and shared prosperity, for all residents. The strategic initiative champions key social, community, and economic priorities for the region by combining neighborhood revitalization with the repurposing of hundreds of acres of currently non-productive, urban industrial property to facilitate job creation.

This plan focuses on three key strategies for success in achieving this wide-reaching transformation in the Cincinnati region:

Goal:  Redevelopment of underutilized industrial land along key transportation corridors

Strategy:  Re-purpose existing urban industrial zones within transportation corridors to position replacement industries where legacy losses have been greatest

Goal:  Transform communities for lasting impact, including residential properties and commercial business districts

Strategy:  Work with target communities to return vacant, blighted properties to productive use for neighborhood transformation and attraction of residents

Goal:  Cultivate a nationally-recognized public finance program that supports economic and community development efforts

Strategy:  Provide public finance tools to support private for- and non-profit entities seeking to develop property in Hamilton County, Ohio

In particular, the plan focuses on leveraging our organization's unique tools and expertise to drive development and regional cooperation. That community involvement is a key aspect for Vision 2022. From our organization's managed entities to key community organizations to individual neighborhood residents, partnerships are critical in amplifying and expanding our impact in transforming the Cincinnati Region.

FUNDING THE VISION

This is a bold plan requires widespread community support for it to be fully realized, requiring a diverse blend of public, private and philanthropic funds.

The Redevelopment Authority projects a total of $250 million is needed over seven years to fully realize its vision, with $50 million supporting the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy and $200 million supporting the Industrial Revitalization Strategy.

The funding strategy for Vision 2022:

  • Patient Capital: Patient Capital Notes are a social impact investment developed by the Redevelopment Authority to engage accredited private investors.
  • Philanthropy: Philanthropy closes the gap between social impact investments and sources of potential public funds.
  • Government Grants: Public funds play a critical role in securing capital needed to acquire properties and prepare the land for sale to job-creating users, generating a significant return-on-investment for the region.
  • Sustainable Source: Vision 2022 has a long horizon of investment and renewal; Redevelopment Authority is working to secure a dedicated revenue stream to support the initiative.

CORE VALUES

Vision 2022 Promotes Tenets of Equitable Growth

Collaboration

We act in concert with other economic development priorities and agencies in the recognition that many working together will produce the biggest and most lasting impact.

Community

We believe in giving voice to our stakeholders to ensure that our efforts fully realize community housing and economic goals and result in economically, aesthetically and culturally vibrant neighborhoods.

Diversity

As standard setters in inclusion, our work promotes the achievement of economic opportunity for all.

Sustainability

Highest and best use drive our decisions leading to environmentally and economically sustainable projects with a commitment to the preservation of unique assets.

Integrity

We deliver on our promises in a transparent manner as good stewards of the resources and responsibilities entrusted to us.