USquare at the Loop http://wvxu.org en Cincinnati changing prevailing wages rule on projects http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-changing-prevailing-wages-rule-projects <p>Developers doing work in Cincinnati will have to pay prevailing wage on the entire construction project if the city is investing money in it. &nbsp;<br><br>State law requires that rate for publicly funded portions of a project like parking garages and street improvements.&nbsp; But the city's policy would go further.<br><br>Projects with less than 30 percent city investment will be exempted. &nbsp;<br> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:33:42 +0000 Jay Hanselman 10803 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati changing prevailing wages rule on projects Council and residents don't like USquare public space http://wvxu.org/post/council-and-residents-dont-usquare-public-space-0 <p>Work continues on the USquare Development near the University of Cincinnati. &nbsp;<br><br>The project includes a public plaza, and some council members and nearby residents aren’t impressed with its design.<br><br>During a meeting Tuesday, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls said she was choosing her words carefully.<br> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:41:23 +0000 Jay Hanselman 8843 at http://wvxu.org Council and residents don't like USquare public space Cincinnati officials could investigate USquare Development http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-officials-could-investigate-usquare-development <p> Three Cincinnati Council Members are asking city administrators to investigate pay issues involving some workers at the USquare Development near the University of Cincinnati.&nbsp;<br><br>They allege some sub-contractors aren't paying their employees the correct hourly wages.<br> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:53:16 +0000 Jay Hanselman 5633 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati officials could investigate USquare Development Council members concerned about project near UC http://wvxu.org/post/council-members-concerned-about-project-near-uc <P>Some Cincinnati Council Members have serious problems with the subcontractors working on a major economic development project near the University of Cincinnati campus.</P> <P>Cecil Thomas and Wendell Young visited the USquare at the Loop construction site last week and talked to some of the workers.&nbsp;</P> <P>The council members alleged some of the subcontractors are not paying workers the state mandated prevailing wage and the employees are not paying city income taxes.&nbsp;</P> <P>They said that's cost the city about $500,000 so far.</P> <P>Thomas and Young also said some of the c Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:34:37 +0000 Jay Hanselman 5178 at http://wvxu.org Council members concerned about project near UC