the Banks http://wvxu.org en Urban Design board not impressed by drawings of new GE building on The Banks http://wvxu.org/post/urban-design-board-not-impressed-drawings-new-ge-building-banks <p>The developer and architect of the planned General Electric Global Operations Center showed preliminary drawings to Cincinnati's Urban Design Review Board, and board members were not impressed.</p><p>The five board members said they didn’t believe the architectural drawings of the 10-story building to be constructed on The Banks were distinctive enough; and that the building was too plain.</p><p>But, in the end, there is nothing the Urban Design Review Board can do about it.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:35:07 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28996 at http://wvxu.org Banks construction street closure and design review http://wvxu.org/post/banks-construction-street-closure-and-design-review <p> <strong>Update 7/9/14 at 9:20am:</strong>&nbsp; The concrete pours were delayed overnight.&nbsp; Now rescheduled to begin (weather permitting) Thursday, July 10th at 1:00 a.m. and wrap-up by mid-morning.&nbsp; Scheduled to be complete by Reds game start on Thursday 12:35 p.m.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:11:36 +0000 Jay Hanselman 28952 at http://wvxu.org Banks construction street closure and design review GE celebrates The Banks project with Kasich http://wvxu.org/post/ge-celebrates-banks-project-kasich <p></p><p>General Electric, a week after it announced it would build its Global Operation Center at The Banks, held a celebration today in their temporary headquarters with Gov. John Kasich and a host of elected officials and community leaders who had a hand in bringing the center to Cincinnati.</p><p>Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County commissioners approved packages of tax incentives to nail down the deal. Kasich’s private, non-profit development firm, JobsOhio worked for months with GE officials to convince them to bring the operations center here.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:35:26 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28700 at http://wvxu.org GE celebrates The Banks project with Kasich Done Deal: GE coming to The Banks http://wvxu.org/post/done-deal-ge-coming-banks <p>Cincinnati and Hamilton County have cleared the way to bring General Electric's Global Operations Center to The Banks.&nbsp;</p><p>City Council and the County Commission Monday morning approved several packages of incentives cementing the deal.&nbsp; GE is expected to bring nearly 1,800 jobs with an average total payroll of $142 million per year.</p><p>The five-year lease includes five, 5-year renewal options.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:02:50 +0000 Tana Weingartner 28343 at http://wvxu.org Done Deal: GE coming to The Banks Cranley mostly silent on reports GE coming to The Banks http://wvxu.org/post/cranley-mostly-silent-reports-ge-coming-banks <p>Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley will not confirm media reports General Electric plans to locate its U.S. Global Operations Center and 1,400 new jobs at The Banks development. &nbsp;<br /><br />Cranley was asked about the issue Thursday during a press conference on another topic.&nbsp; Cranley said reporters should write stories once GE makes its official announcement.<br /> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:49:31 +0000 Jay Hanselman 28195 at http://wvxu.org Cranley mostly silent on reports GE coming to The Banks