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Volume 7 / Issue 2 - The Port Updates
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INDUSTRIAL REVITALIZATION

The Port Selling Key Development Site to Messer Construction Company 

The Port announced it will sell about one-third of its development-ready industrial site located at 2250 Seymour Avenue to Messer Construction. In a development partnership with Terrex Development and Construction, Messer will construct a building designed specifically to accommodate the requirements of advanced manufacturing companies – filling a market gap for readily available industrial properties for lease or sale. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR AVAILABLE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

FOCUS NEIGHBORHOOD

For West End residents and business owners, having a voice about the future means being engaged

It’s been almost a year since a community benefits agreement between FC Cincinnati, The Port and West End Community Council was forged to help the neighborhood navigate the change expected from the $250MM soccer stadium project and leverage its civic power to influence equitable development. The Port is both a financing partner of the stadium, and a community development partner to the neighborhood development corporation Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses (SHNH). The Port and SHNH have put community engagement at the center of their first initiatives: helping the neighborhood update its WE Speaks plan and commissioning an independent third-party housing study to provide accurate property baseline data.
READ MORE ABOUT OUR WORK IN THE WEST END AND WHAT'S NEXT

NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION

Hamilton County Landbank Receives Funding to Stabilize Historic West End Structures

Long-vacant properties 1912 and 1910 Freeman (from left) are owned by the Hamilton County Landbank and were stabilized through its Historic Stabilization Program.
These two properties will now undergo additional stabilization, because of the support from mission-driven community lenders championing Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood revitalization.
Nonprofit lenders IFF and Cincinnati Development Fund approved a $2,000,000 loan to The Landbank for its work in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood, providing much-needed capital for transforming blighted West End properties into stable housing and businesses. Initially, six Landbank-owned properties on Freeman, Baymiller, York and West Liberty will undergo additional stabilization, which will, at a minimum, meet the City of Cincinnati’s 13-point Vacant Building Maintenance License (VBML) standards.
READ MORE ABOUT HOW IFF AND CDF ARE HELPING SAVE STRUCTURES

HAMILTON COUNTY LANDBANK

Landbank Gardens + Greens Program Allows South Fairmount Family to Expand Yard and See The Stars

Evalene Harris (on the left) grew up on a farm in Kentucky but has lived in her home on Harrison Avenue for more than 50 years, raising seven children here. With the help of the Landbank and the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP), the blighted property adjacent to her home was demolished and replaced with several trees, grass and fencing. Mrs. Harris expects to purchase the property from the Landbank this year.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GARDENS + GREENS

PUBLIC FINANCE

The Port's Public Finance Program Supports New Mariemont High School Construction

The Port has entered into a long‐term lease with the Mariemont City School District and is issuing tax‐exempt lease revenue bonds up to $45,000,000 to finance a total gut rehab of its current high school facility, which was built in 1970, with new technology, ADA accessibility and to accommodate its growing student body.
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PORT PEOPLE

Two Port Associates Named to 2019 Cincy Next Class

Will Basil, Senior Planning Associate, and Taylor Gruenwald, Commercial Development Associate, have been named by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber to the 2019 class of Cincy Next, an eight-month leadership development program run by the Chamber that helps early career professionals find the meaningful growth needed to advance both professionally and personally.
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PORT PEOPLE

Meet Javier Gresham

Javier Gresham is The Port’s Administrative Assistant, a position that has him greeting visitors, scheduling meetings, and helping Port colleagues with research. He is a December 2018 graduate of the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati with Bachelor’s Degrees in Entrepreneurship and International Business. A Norwood resident, Javier brings great energy and enthusiasm to the office every day. “Seeing the transformation and positive change in the neighborhoods that I grew up in inspires me tremendously. It’s a great honor to serve The Port,” he shared.

Upcoming Events

TUES April 9, 2019: African American Chamber & The Port Real Estate Forum
THURS April 18, 2019: Port Bus Tour - Walnut Hills, Evanston, Bond Hill & Roselawn
TUES April 30, 2019: Commercial Real Estate Developers Power Breakfast

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