As the Cincinnati Enquirer so often likes to remind us, The Banks has been decades in the making, and after much political infighting, the project is finally coming to fruition. The massive mixed-use riverfront development project saw its first business open on St. Patrick’s Day and will soon start welcoming hundreds of new residents.

Developers have decided to invite those interested along for a tour of the $90 million first phase (map) that is nearing completion on Wednesday, March 30. The event is free, but reservations are required in order to participate in one of the two tours.

Tours will meet in from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and will begin at 4:15pm and 4:30pm. Following the tours, there will be happy hour drink specials and light appetizers at the Holy Grail Tavern & Grille. Those who wish to attend one of the tours are asked to contact Mary Kathryn Kennon at (please indicate preferred tour time in RSVP email).

For fun, you can also RSVP to the event’s TwtVite page brought to you by UrbanCincy and The Banks Master Development Team.

The Banks phase one photograph by Thadd Fiala for UrbanCincy.