Uptown to be Transformed
GBBN has been working with the Uptown Consortium Team to transform the Uptown neighborhood around the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's, TriHealth, The Christ Hospital, UC Health, and the Zoo into a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use environment that is believed to be an economic driver for the region. Cincinnati's Planning Commission unanimously approved the initiative several weeks ago.
The Uptown Consortium and City of Cincinnati with GBBN facilitated a study of the impact a new interstate interchange for I-71 at Martin Luther King Avenue would have on the Uptown neighborhood. The team focused on three main topics: transportation management as traffic will dramatically increase, urban design and planning principles to guide development, and economic development opportunities. Uptown, the second largest employment district of Greater Cincinnati with over 50,000 jobs, world class academic and healthcare institutions, and high density residential property, has struggled for its own identity as a neighborhood of choice for development. The new interchange and development plan will dramatically transform the Uptown neighborhood. The construction of the new interchange will start in July 2015.
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