September 8, 2016

Downtown’s biggest beneficiary from the streetcar investment could be The Banks, the mixed-use riverfront development featuring apartments and dining, Dansby said. It more recently got its first retail store in Tervis and office tenant in General Electric Co., which could eventually employ 2,000 people Downtown.

Still, Dansby expects downtown property owners to take a wait-and-see approach before ma...

August 20, 2016

Camp Washington — called simply “Camp” by its residents — isn’t poised to be the next OTR. According to a recent housing study by Urban Fast Forward, nearly 90 percent of Camp’s housing stock was built before 1940, and just more than a quarter of its houses sit vacant. More than half are renter-occupied.

But Camp isn’t trying to become the next OTR. With a young population, an influx of artists pric...

August 7, 2016

Kathleen Norris had planned to stay as far away from the real estate business as possible.

Norris is the daughter of two real estate brokers and despite her father’s dreams, she chose to pursue a career in theater.

But after being recruited to complete a project in Over-the-Rhine a decade ago, Norris saw an opportunity to create and reboot interest in urban centers and help communities and projects d...

July 17, 2016

The team at The Overlook Lodge is bringing its second concept, The Video Archive, to Walnut Hills. Jacob Trevino, along with co-owners Otto Baum and Katie Fraser, are aiming for a fall opening

The Video Archive will be a Quentin Tarantino-inspired 100-square-foot video store featuring Grind-house, Indie and cult classic videos for rent and purchase. Like Gorilla Cinema and The Overlook Lodge, this c...

July 17, 2016

College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CHCURC) broke ground on a new mixed-use development on July 11. The $11.1 million project, Marlowe Court, is located between Elkton Place and Marlowe Avenue along the 6000 block of Hamilton Avenue.

The new development will add 3,700 square feet of street-level retail space and 53 units of affordable senior housing to College Hill’s business d...

April 8, 2016

New residents are moving into what may be the largest new construction project in Northside's business district since the 1950s.

The $15 million Gantry project has added 131 apartments and 8,000 square feet of commercial space at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Blue Rock Street. The project's developer, Indianapolis-based Milhaus, is still working to complete the project, but city and community le...

February 28, 2016

In October, Clifton Town Meeting, Clifton Business & Professional Association, Clifton 20/20 and Uptown Consortium commissioned Urban Fast Forward to do a comprehensive study of the Ludlow Avenue business district. The study, called Ludlow 21, revealed a list of suggested improvements in order to attract new residents and businesses to Clifton as well as retain current residents and businesses.


January 16, 2016

Nine Giant Brewing has signed a lease at the corner of Montgomery Road and Ridge Avenue in the heart of the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood business district. The announcement comes years after community leaders celebrated the formal establishment of a Community Entertainment District for the area.

According to Urban Fast Forward, the agency in charge of leasing at the site, the signing is part of a lar...

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