Fort Washington Way

The Banks website

The man behind Cincinnati's popular Banks development along the riverfront is officially moving on to something a little more challenging.

John Deatrick is taking over the Cincinnati Streetcar as the project executive. Challenging because the project and its funding remain hot-button issues.

Deatrick says he believes Cincinnati needs to repopulate its urban core, not only with people but also goods and services.

WVXU News

Cincinnati is holding a national competition to get design ideas for building decks over Fort Washington Way to connect the Central Business District to the Banks.

Possibilities range from adding green space to business, retail or entertainment space.

The competition is called "Connect the Blocks." The city wants design, architectural and engineering experts to create concepts and cost estimates.

WVXU News

The City of Cincinnati is holding a national competition to get design ideas for the decks over Fort Washington Way that will connect the Central Business District to the Banks. 

The competition is called "Connect the Blocks."  The city will conduct a call for entries from design, architectural and engineering experts to create concepts and cost estimates.  The space could be used as a park, commercial development or entertainment district, but isn't limited to those uses.