John Deatrick en Downtown lane closures coming for streetcar work <p>Downtown drivers can expect Seventh Street to be down to one lane between Main and Walnut streets starting Monday, due to electric utility work for the streetcar project.</p><p>Main Street is also being reduced to one lane between Sixth and Seventh streets. There will be no left turn on to Main Street from Seventh and motorists are advised to get to Main Street via Sycamore to Sixth Street.</p><p>The lane closures will last for about a month, said John Deatrick, the project executive for the Cincinnati streetcar project.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:21:33 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24424 at Downtown lane closures coming for streetcar work Streetcar presentation before council Thursday <p><font face="Tahoma"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Cincinnati Council’s Budget and Finance Committee will hear a presentation Thursday about how much it would cost to stop the city’s streetcar project. Council members will be able to ask questions, but the public will not be able to testify.</span></font></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:59:40 +0000 Jay Hanselman 19924 at Streetcar presentation before council Thursday Banks project moving foward <p>Hamilton County Commissioners are giving their approval to the next phase of the Banks project. The board approved the plan Wednesday.</p><p>Project counsel Tom Gableman says Phase II-A will create 706 construction jobs.</p><p>"In terms of wages, that's about $30 million," he says. "And the total economic impact, both direct and indirect, is about $115 million."</p><p>Announced earlier this month, Phase II-A includes 305 apartments and 21,000 square feet of retail space. Gabelman estimates retail employment will create 345 jobs.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:55:05 +0000 Tana Weingartner 16427 at Banks project moving foward Streetcar project has new leader <p></p><p>The man behind Cincinnati's popular Banks development along the riverfront is officially moving on to something a little more challenging.</p><p>John Deatrick is taking over the Cincinnati Streetcar as the project executive. Challenging because the project and its funding remain hot-button issues.</p><p>Deatrick says he believes Cincinnati needs to repopulate its urban core, not only with people but also goods and services.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:20:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 15454 at Streetcar project has new leader Cincinnati ready to hire new streetcar executive <p>Cincinnati Council could take the necessary steps this week to hire the former head of the city’s transportation and engineering department as the executive director for the <a href="" target="_blank">streetcar project</a>.<br><br>John Deatrick has<a href="" target="_blank"> lots of experience</a> managing big projects including the reconstruction of Fort Washington Way and the public portions of The Banks development.<br> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:01:55 +0000 Jay Hanselman 11195 at Cincinnati ready to hire new streetcar executive