Work is underway setting up a structure and oversight committee for the Union Terminal repair project. County Administrator Christian Sigman says "this is very similar to what the city and the county did with the Joint Banks Steering Committee."
Like The Banks, the Union Terminal project will be done under a public/private partnership. A project manager has not been hired yet.
In November, taxpayers approved a five year, quarter cent sales tax to fund the upgrades.
Hamilton County Commissioners will vote Wednesday on a financing plan for repairing Union Terminal.
The plan lays out a public/private partnership and is contingent on voters approving Issue 8, a quarter cent sales tax increase, in November.
Museum Center CEO Doug McDonald says the public/private partnership option also means the project can get started faster and the Museum Center will be able to pay cash up front for the first few years rather than needing loans.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is stepping up its support for a local icon. Earlier this year, the Trust named Union Terminal and Music Hall to its 2014 list of most endangered places, now it's opening an action center, or campaign office, to help the push to pass Issue 8 on the November ballot.
Issue 8 would create a five-year, quarter cent sales tax to fund repairs to Union Terminal.
Senior field officer Jennifer Sandy says the National Trust is involved in 46 similar projects around the country but this is the first time it has opened a pop-up location.