Catholic Health Partners is going to build a new facility in Bond Hill and the decision will bring about 1,000 new jobs to the neighborhood.
CHP will be combining employees currently working at four different locations in the new 350,000 square foot facility. It will be located at the former Showcase Cinemas site. It’s expected to be open in the second quarter 2016.
On Thursday, city crews began clearing parts of a shopping center site that has been a landmark in Bond Hill since the 1950's. Most recently called Jordan Crossing, Swifton Commons was the first mall in Cincinnati and one of the largest shopping centers in Ohio.
Greater Cincinnati's development arm is zeroing in on a piece of Bond Hill history to rejuvenate the area.
Walking in what was Swifton Commons, now Jordan Crossing, you can see it's in need of a lot of attention. The concrete sidewalks are cracked. The shrubbery is overgrown. The paint on the benches is peeling off and only about a dozen stores remain open. But this property could breathe new life into Bond Hill.