Banks Public Partnership http://wvxu.org en Next phase of Banks project officially underway http://wvxu.org/post/next-phase-banks-project-officially-underway <p>Work is officially underway on the next phase of the Banks project.</p><p>Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Hamilton County Commission President Chris Monzel poured the first concrete pillar for expansion west of the Freedom Center.</p><p>Monzel calls the project a major economic driver for the region.</p><p>"We could yield a return on investment as high as 7-to-1," says Monzel. "To me that's a smart investment. That is a great ROI that will contribute to continue to strengthen our county&nbsp; and our city."</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 16:38:33 +0000 Tana Weingartner 26387 at http://wvxu.org Next phase of Banks project officially underway Details on next phase of Banks project http://wvxu.org/post/details-next-phase-banks-project <p>New details are being released about the next phase of the Banks project along the Ohio river.</p><p>Phase II A will feature a nine-story building running the length of Second Street from the Freedom Center to Race Street.</p><p>The development will include 305 apartments and 21,000 square feet of retail space.</p><p>Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials are slated to sign off on the project later this month. If everything moves on schedule, construction would begin in December with an expected opening date in fall 2015.</p><p>From a release:</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:01:32 +0000 Tana Weingartner 15790 at http://wvxu.org Details on next phase of Banks project