Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 7/14/09

1630 North Bend Road, College Hill
Medical/institutional use
DOB: 1966
Died: April 2009
Cause of death: Owned by the City of Cincinnati, this 47,532 square-foot building was razed for future redevelopment.

Known as the Masonic Eastern Star site, the 3.4-acre parcel was once considered for a development that would complement Linden Park, a mixed-use project abandoned by Al. Neyer, Inc. in August 2008.

No development plan for the site has been approved, and no end user has been identified.

The 71-resident, 122-employee Masonic Eastern Star facility closed in 2004, with the building's inability to compete with newer medical centers cited as the reason for its closure.