Over-the-Rhine Mixed-Use Plan Moves Forward

The Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation plans to start work this year on one of its largest projects yet in Over-the-Rhine. Called 15th & Race, the mixed-use development will bring both housing and retail along Race Street, between 15th and Liberty streets.

Race Street Condos

The Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation plans to start work this year on one of its largest projects yet in Over-the-Rhine. Called 15th & Race, the mixed-use development will bring both housing and retail along Race Stree between 15th and Liberty streets. On April 6, the OTR Historic Conservation Board approved the plan, which could allow construction to start as early as this spring.

3CDC announced the project in late 2013. However, construction was delayed because neighborhood residents protested against the original plans, which included the construction of a 300-space parking garage. A new version incorporating community feedback was unveiled at the end of March.

The revised plan calls for renovation of historic buildings and the construction of new structures on vacant sites. Once finished, 15th & Race will feature 27 affordable apartments, 23 condos, and 11 townhomes, as well as 37,500 square feet of commercial space.

Development will unfold in phases, starting with a three-story mixed-use building with 17 condos and ground-floor commercial space on Race north of 15th.

Rendering and diagram: Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation