Month in Review – July 2010

Christian Moerlein Lager House

July was an exciting month in Cincinnati, with lots of news on major construction projects in the urban core. The Cincinnati Streetcar received a large federal grant, meaning construction will begin this fall. There were articles on Great American Tower, which is nearing completion, and the Christian Moerlein Lager House brewpub, now under construction in the Cincinnati Riverfront Park. David Ben completed his four-part series on how the reconstruction on Fort Washing Way in the late 1990s is paying off today.

UrbanCincy’s top 5 articles for the month of July were:

  1. Moerlein Lager House to open August 2011, new details announced
    The $4 million restaurant and microbrewery will boast a large outdoor biergarten capable of seating 600 people in addition to the 500 people that can be held inside the restaurant…
  2. Cincinnati wins $25M Urban Circulator grant for modern streetcar project
    Cincinnati’s modern streetcar project has won a $25 million federal grant through the Urban Circulator Systems program. The grant was announced by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff as they awarded $293 million in federal funding for 53 transit projects nationwide…
  3. Fort Washington Way

    Great American Tower rises triumphantly above downtown Cincinnati
    Crews from Turner Construction Company continue to work on the finishing touches of Cincinnati’s new tallest skyscraper that will house a variety of companies including Great American Insurance for which the Great American Tower gets its name…

  4. Reconstruction of Fort Washington Way Redefined Cincinnati’s Urban Core
    The major change in the 1998 redesign came by untangling and streamlining the mess of highway on- and off-ramps. Doing so allowed the roadway to carry a greater capacity, increase safety, and dramatically decrease the total width of Fort Washington Way…
  5. Hidden Assets of Fort Washington Way Saving Taxpayers Millions of Dollars
    Those who enjoy spending their summer evenings at Great American Ball Park to watch our first-place Reds have probably seen the stairway entrances to the Riverfront Transit Center. Below Second Street, along the southern portion of FWW, lies an underground multi-modal transit facility…