Where should USS Cincinnati Cold War memorial be placed?

May 30, 2014

Plans to build a veterans and Cold War memorial out of the sail from the USS Cincinnati are moving forward.

The tower-like structure that sat on top of the sub arrived in town last fall.

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune says the first task is finding a location.

"What we're going to do is identify parcels of land that are solely within the county's control along the central riverfront that could work from the standpoint of a footprint," says Portune. "Then {we'll} work up a mock-up as to those locations that could work."

Once several riverfront locations are identified, presentations will be made to County Commissioners and other stakeholders. Portune is aiming to have commissioners vote on a location by the end of the summer. He says fundraising for the memorial is going well but expects it will pick up once a location is picked.