Progress Report: Q3 2022

The Banks

COVER—Upper left: The Filson Queen City Kitchen & Bar welcomed its first guests in September. Upper right: Paul Brown Stadium officially became Paycor Stadium. Main photo: Workers manage a concrete pour for Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame walls.

The Banks Project:
Q3 2022 Progress

Summer months of July, August, and September were full of activity at The Banks.

  • The Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame inducted four honorees during a ceremony in July.
  • The Filson Queen City Kitchen & Bar (Lot 19) opened in September.
  • Crews focused on Lot 28 construction for the permanent home for the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame.
  • Design got underway on the Variable Message Signage Phase III; this phase will provide parking guidance to identify available spaces in the Central Riverfront Garage.
  • Special events at The Banks in third quarter included the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame induction ceremony and Cincinnati Music Festival in July. Crowds visited Riverfest, Oktoberfest and Kroger Wellness Festival; and witnessed the debut of Paycor Stadium as the new name for the Bengals home field in September.

THIS PAGE—Left: Workers celebrate their safety record over lunch. Center: Crowds stroll along Walnut and Main between Second and Third Streets for this year’s Oktoberfest. Right: Juggler entertains at Family Fun Days in Smale Riverfront Park.

Project Pillars

Economic Inclusion

Phase I, II, IIIA, IIIB and IIIC Small Business Enterprise (SBE) participation 1/1/08 through 9/30/22.

Phase I, II, IIIA and IIIB Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Goal/participation varied by project, between 4% and 9%.

Money paid to SBE and DBE contractors through varying dates.

Percentage of workforce living within the 26-county Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area*

87%

* Phase I, II, IIIA, IIIB, and VMS Phase II from 1/1/08 through 8/31/22. There are no local residency participation goals for the project.

Combined Minority and Women Workforce Participation 1/1/22 through 8/31/22 for Phase IIIC

Female: 4.24%
Minority: 17.65%

Schedule

All Public Parties work is on schedule for 2022–2023.

100%

Budget

The Public Parties project work remained within budget.

Safety

Public Parties construction safety hours for all phases from 1/1/08 through 9/30/22.

Additional Information

July

Workers finish concrete deck at the Lot 28 site of the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame.

A puppeteer at Family Fun Days entertained young and young at heart in Smale Riverfront Park in July.

Smale Riverfront Park’s stream attracts children of all ages.

Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame 2022 inductees: Pop singer Penny Ford, R&B group Midnight Star, Rapper/Producer Hi-Tek, and jazz guitarist Wilbert Longmire were honored in July at the Brady Music Center.

August

Brady Music Center exterior wall sports a new mural.

Crews set forms for a concrete pour for a Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame wall.

River watching from Smale Riverfront Park and the Castellini Esplanade.

Cincinnati Recreation Center brought “Hoop It Up” Festival to the Riverfront Transit Center in August. (Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Recreation Commission.)

Variable Message Signage reminds drivers to watch for pedestrians.

Cincinnati Parks team member cleans the Vine Street steps.

September

Riverfest fireworks painted the sky orange.

The Filson Queen City Kitchen & Bar opened for business at Freedom Way and Rosa Parks Street in September.

Fall stroll in Smale Park’s Rose Garden.

Kroger Wellness Fair along Freedom Way in mid-September.

Mural in progress, outside Great American Ball Park.

Officials cut the ribbon on the newly named Paycor Stadium.

Communications

1,657

FOLLOWERS

36

TWEETS @IBackTheBanks

267

ENGAGEMENTS

8,900

IMPRESSIONS*

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• TOTAL VISITOR SESSIONS: 4,647
• AVERAGE MONTHLY SESSIONS: 1,549
• TOTAL PAGE VIEWS: 6,644
• MONTHLY PARKING PAGE VIEWS: 1,137
• AVERAGE DURATION: 1:16 minutes

Additional Media Information

Further details are available here.
* Impressions equals the number of times users saw the tweet on Twitter.
‡ Engagements is the total number of times users have interacted with a tweet, including retweets, replies, follows, and likes.

What’s Next

Aerial view of Brady Music Center and Lot 28 construction.

Aerial view of The Banks from the southwest.

For more information: Phil Beck, AIA, LEED AP Project Executive The Banks Project (513) 946-4434