Phase IIIA Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Set for Thursday, Sept. 1 at 10:45 A.M.


  • After breaking ground just one year ago, officials will celebrate the completion of The Banks Public Partnership’s Phase IIIA: 710 parking spaces and one block extension of Race Street.
  • City of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Hamilton County Commission President Chris Monzel, and representatives of The Banks Public Partnership, Joint Banks Steering Committee, and Messer Construction will participate.
  • Percussionists from School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) will provide a rhythmic backdrop, while mascots from Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, and Cincinnati Cyclones will be first to enter the new parking area (weather permitting).

When & Where

  • Thursday, Sept. 1 at 10:45 a.m., at the Central Riverfront Garage ground level, between Rosa Parks Street and Race Street, south of Freedom Way (see attached photo—guest entrance: A, ceremony: B).


  • Phase IIIA of public infrastructure has created 710 parking spaces on two levels to expand the Intermodal Transit Center, and one city block extension of Race Street.
  • Phase IIIA’s total cost of $29.3 million was funded by the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County and Jobs Ohio.
  • Phase IIIA was completed on-time, within budget, with no lost-time safety incidents.
  • At the height of its construction, Phase IIIA produced 384 jobs for working tradespeople.
  • Phase IIIA is on target to achieve 30% of the contract total spent with Small Business Enterprises (SBE).


Marie Gemelli-Carroll (513) 703-8495 and
Tamie Sullivan (513) 252-5565

About the Banks

A working partnership between the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, The Banks Public Partnership ensures timely, safe, efficient and inclusive management of the public infrastructure of The Banks project—a vibrant Cincinnati riverfront neighborhood where people live, work and play.

Parking for this Event

Guests: Central Riverfront Garage
Media Trucks: please park on Freedom Way (E)