Monday, April 12, 2010

Clifton Plaza opens

Temporary fencing surrounding the new Clifton Plaza at 333 Ludlow Avenue has been removed, and the space is now open to the public.

Designed by KZF Design, the new plaza features granite bench seating, circular table seating, two bar-style standing tables, and a solar-powered trash compactor. New trees and landscaping have been added throughout.

In addition to being a public gathering space, the plaza also serves as a more attractive and functional pedestrian gateway between the Ludlow Avenue business district and the Merchant's Lot parking on Howell Avenue.

In development since 2007, Clifton Plaza fills the space formerly occupied by Bender Optical.

Photo courtesy of Christian Huelsman, greeneyedcity.

Previous reading on BC:
Clifton Plaza construction set to begin (10/13/09)
Clifton Plaza in final design phase (6/15/09)
Meeting seeks input on Clifton Plaza design (2/23/09)
Funds in place for Clifton plaza (12/18/08)
Cincinnati votes to fund Clifton plaza (8/8/08)