Monday, March 9, 2009

Cincinnati trades surplus property for American Red Cross HQ

Cincinnati City Council has approved unanimously and ordinance allowing the City to swap property with developer Neyer Properties, which aid them in constructing a new headquarters for the American Red Cross in Evanston.

In return for 3604 Evanston Avenue, the developer of the new building at Keystone Parke will receive a portion of 3556 Evanston Avenue that it says it needed to provide adequate parking.

The City will use its newly-acquired property to expand Evanston Park.

Last month, council approved an amendment to the Keystone Parke planned development district (PD-44) to add the 8.8-acre building site to the development plan.

The new three-story, 50,000-square-foot disaster operations center is scheduled to break ground this spring, with completion in 2010.

Previous reading on BC:
Site of American Red Cross HQ added to Keystone Parke (2/16/09)
Cincinnati EDC considers altering Keystone Parke plan for American Red Cross (2/3/09)
City approves rezoning for Downtown hotel (9/30/08)
EDC to hear proposal for new Downtown hotel (9/19/08)
Cincinnati to apply for $1.4M grant for I-71/Dana interchange (5/21/08)