RFP Block Party Development Opportunities
The City of Cincinnati Department of Community and Economic Development is excited to announce our next series of requests for proposals as an end-of-summer Block Party. This theme reflects our focus on neighborhoods and activating spaces for development where people will gather to live, work and play.

 View the RFPs:

Garfield Place

Ibsen Avenue

Lincoln Avenue

Reading Road


 




Furthermore, if you are interested in submitting a proposal for any of the properties, please note the upcoming public engagement sessions below. We will have staff in attendance to speak about the sites and the RFP process, and you are highly encouraged to attend as well. Community feedback is an important element to this process.

Garfield Place – Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. EST | Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County | 800 Vine St.

Lincoln Avenue – Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. EST | Bush Recreation Center | 2640 Kemper Ln.

3540 Ibsen Avenue – Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. EST | Oakley Recreation Center | 3882 Paxton Ave.

3916 Reading Road – Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. EST | North Avondale Recreation Center | 617 Clinton Springs Ave.
 

The Department of Community and Economic Development is also gathering community feedback for each site at the below online surveys:

Garfield Place

Ibsen Avenue

Lincoln Avenue

Reading Road

 

 


 


These requests for proposals represent a variety of projects, including:

Downtown – Groton Lot at Garfield Place: This redevelopment site at the corner of Race Street and Garfield Place in the Central Business District is well-positioned for development that complements the area’s growing needs for housing, retail, and other amenities. The site is approximately 0.2 acres and currently houses a public parking lot.

Walnut Hills – 830 Lincoln Avenue: DCED seek proposals to construct new, single or multi-family units on one (potentially two), City-owned parcels at the corner of Melrose and Lincoln avenues in Walnut Hills. The larger parcel contains 20,214 square feet; the smaller consists of 7,742 square feet. Combined, the parcels offer 356 yards of frontage. The prime real estate location is near the Walnut Hills Business District and multiple bus stops, and is additionally well-suited for ADA accessible construction.

North Avondale – 3916 Reading Road: This 1.8-acre site at the corner of Reading and Paddock roads in Cincinnati’s thriving North Avondale neighborhood is an opportunity to activate a corridor along North Avondale’s main thoroughfare, Reading Road. The neighborhood’s emerging business district has seen and has plans for catalytic growth to complement its existing vibrant housing stock, schools and amenities.

Oakley – 3540 Ibsen Avenue: The site is approximately 4.2 acres and located immediately off of Interstate 71 at the Kennedy Connector. The site enjoys excellent interstate access, as well as proximity to the Oakley business district, and new commercial and residential development at Oakley Station. The City is soliciting proposals for a commercial redevelopment of the site.

The request for proposal regarding a transportation service provider will not be released with tomorrow’s cluster of sites. We will inform you of its rescheduled release date at a later time.

 

If you have any questions, contact:
Tess Brown
tess.brown@cincinnati-oh.gov
513-352-4534 (o)
513-470-1193 (c)