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The Neighborhoods at Summit Park

Former Airport redeveloped as 100+-acre mixed-use community

From the runway of the former Blue Ash Airport, a new 100+-acre, mixed-use development is taking shape. June 2017, the City of Blue Ash held a groundbreaking for the first phase of the Neighborhoods at Summit Park. The new development focuses on connectivity and creation of a critical mass of residents and services. Adjacent to Summit Park, also developed on former airport land, the new development will integrate through carefully planned open space throughout.

The Port jumped at the chance to enter into a cooperative agreement with the City of Blue Ash and development team on this project. The redevelopment represents a forward-thinking approach to renewing precious land located within the City. It is truly a once-in –a-lifetime opportunity for Blue Ash to combine pure economic development with place-making in a way that will help people find their dreams and sense of community here. For the city of Blue Ash, it builds a new base of economic strength and diversity to meet the needs of 21st century employers and workforce.

Neighborhoods of Summit Park Plan

The development will encompass four distinct but interconnected sections:

The Port’s Role

The Port entered into a Preliminary Cooperative Agreement to issue TIF Bonds to finance public infrastructure impovements with the City of Blue Ash and the developer, Summit View Development, LLC, a joint venture between Al. Neyer and Vandercar Holdings.

In January 2019, The Port Board of Directors authorized the issuance of up to $9,000,000 in Economic Development TIF Bonds financing improvements supporting “The Approach” within “The District.” Public improvements for this phase of the development include roadways, a roundabout and all related public infrastructure including utilities, water mains, storm and sanitary sewers. The $65MM private investment planned for “The Approach” includes 290 apartments, 39,000 SF of commercial / retail space and a 354-space two-level parking deck.

Including The Port for infrastructure financing is smart leverage resource planning. Our piece of this initial financing unlocks other resources without depleting those of the municipality. Infrastructure financing is a GO signal for the next phases of work. A lot of careful thought has gone into the deal structure to ensure benefit for schools and community.

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