Downtown Cincinnati is growing. Construction zones and cranes tell the story. An estimated 1,500 residential units will be built over the next two years, including some 20 office, commercial and retail establishments, as well as a modern streetcar system. Check out before-and-after pictures below to see a few of the projects transforming Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and the riverfront.
dunnhumby USA's corporate headquarters is under construction at Fifth and Race streets. The architect's rendering above provides a glimpse into the future, showing what the office tower will look like once complete in January 2015.
The Banks serves as Cincinnati's new riverfront gateway. Retail, recreation and residential options come together in one high-profile, exciting spot between Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ballpark.
The Cincinnati Streetcar embodies the future of urban mass transit while honoring the city's past. The Streetcar, which will cover a 3.6-mile loop from Second Street north to Over-the-Rhine, begins passenger service in September 2016. The original Cincinnati Streetcar operated until 1951.
Known best as the former home of the city's daily newspaper, the old Enquirer building is morphing into a Hilton-branded hotel: Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites. It is one of several boutique hotels popping up throughout Downtown. Renovations are expected to be complete by early 2015.
Longtime office space in the former Bartlett & Co. building is being converted into a Marriott Renaissance hotel. Renovations are expected to be complete this summer.