The $1 billion Banks
development on Cincinnati's riverfront took its first steps above ground with a concrete pour for the Freedom Way East garage.
Underground work has been going on for several months to prepare the site for the elevated slab, which will serve as an intermediate parking deck below Freedom Way.
The first phase of the development, to be built atop the parking structures, will include 300 apartment units, 70,000 square feet of retail space, between 250,000 and 300,000 square feet of office space, and a possible boutique hotel.
Leasing for the apartments is expected to begin in spring 2010.
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