September/October: 2021
THE BANKS

The City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, MEMI, ICON Music Center, Procter & Gamble, and Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau announced construction work would begin in 2022 on the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame on Lot 28.

Founding inductees will be the first “stars” featured in the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame: Bootsy Collins, Dr. Charles Fold, The Isley Brothers, and Otis Williams.

The Banks Project
Sep/Oct Monthly Report

The City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, MEMI, ICON Music Center, Procter & Gamble, and Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau announced construction work would begin in 2022 on the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame on Lot 28.

The Banks welcomed crowds of visitors to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in September.

In October, a flood of runners and walkers in the 2021 Flying Pig Marathon crossed the “Finish Swine” at The Banks.

Jeffrey A. Anderson Real Estate began clearing the Lot 19 site for the construction of Filson Queen City Kitchen & Bar, a new restaurant at the corner of Freedom Way and Race Street (west of the Yard House and just north of Carol Ann’s Carousel).

The Frost Factory announced its new location at The Banks in September; it will occupy space on Freedom Way (between Vine and Race).

E+O Kitchen set an early November opening date.

The DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) got “dressed up” for the FIFA World Cup Host Committee’s visit in October.

Project Pillars

ECONOMIC INCLUSION

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

87.8%
0%

* There are no local residency participation goals for the project.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

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

Combined Minority and Women Workforce Participation

Female: 0.27%
Minority: 16.33%

SAFETY

Public Parties construction safety hours for all phases.

BUDGET

The Public Parties project work remained within budget.

SCHEDULE

All Public Parties work  remained on schedule.

100%
0%

Communications

438

MEDIA MENTIONS

1,647

FOLLOWERS

29,500

IMPRESSIONS

589

ENGAGEMENTS

29

TWEETS @IBackTheBanks

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.

Public Partnership

Second Street Variable Message Signage was activated.
Lot 28 is the future home of the Cincinnati Black Music Walk of Fame.
Lights shine brightly at the Mehring Way West entrance to Central Riverfront Garage.

Developer

Grading got underway to prepare Lot 19 for construction of Filson Queen City Kitchen & Bar.
E+O Kitchen set its opening date for early November.
The Frost Factory announced it will open at The Banks.
The DORA sports a makeover with artificial turf and new furniture.
Freedom Way became “Soccer City” to welcome FIFA World Cup site selection team to Cincinnati.

Parks

Smale Riverfront Park welcomes runners and walkers in the 2021 Flying Pig Marathon.
“The Finish Swine” on Mehring Way was a welcome sight for finishers.
Last lazy day of summer spent relaxing at Smale Riverfront Park.
Taking selfies in Smale Riverfront Park is a must, to capture the visit.
The river walk along the Ohio River Trail is an easy stroll.
Family enjoys the Smale Riverfront Park stream.
Visit Smale Riverfront Park for a stunning sunrise.

What‘s Next

Variable Message Signage on Third Street awaits programming.

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