The first phase of The Banks has made dramatic progress in 2011, and has even welcomed its first residents and businesses over the past one to two months. Meanwhile, the new $120 million Cincinnati Riverfront Park (CRP) has also seen significant progress made on its first phase of work.

Project manager Dave Prather gives another visual tour of the construction progress at the CRP, and specifically highlights the rise of the Moerlein Lager House, demolition of the old Mehring Way, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Stage & Event Lawn, Women’s Committee Garden and the Walnut Street Fountain & Steps.

Most noteworth, Prather says that the first elements of the park will be completed by the next video update, and that the event lawn will be recognizable within two weeks. The event lawn will host its first public concert on Thursday, May 26 from 5:30pm to 9pm during Riverfront Fusion.