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  1. Taco restaurant sets opening date for first Dayton-area location A Columbus-based restaurant chain that describes itself as "weird yet wonderful" has set an opening date for its first Dayton-area location. Condado Tacos, a build-your-own tacos and tequila joint that has been expanding rapidly across Ohio and the Midwest, will open in July at 4482 Glengarry Drive, which is located at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. The restaurant's interior will be decorated with street art from local artists, depicting some of the inventions that have come out of Dayton. When it opens, the menu will feature a variety of tacos, including six new additions that are being rolled out. Menu items also include Condado specialities such as guacamole, tequila and margaritas, as well as a $10 "Bud Box" that features two tacos, a half-sized traditional guacamole or queso blanco, and chips. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/05/29/condado-tacos.html
  2. Red Bike reopens with more e-bikes, first responders initiative Cincinnati’s nonprofit bike sharing program is back in business after a two-month hiatus. Mayor John Cranley announced Thursday afternoon that Red Bike has reopenedafter it shut down on March 29 due to coronavirus concerns. Red Bike submitted to the Cincinnati Health Department a detailed reopening plan that prioritizes the health and safety of Red Bike riders, staff and the community. As it reopens, Red Bike will launch Bike It Forward, an initiative that will give free monthly Red Bike “Thank You” memberships to health care workers and first responders. The initiative will also provide free advertising space on Red Bikes and station kiosks for local restaurants and bars to help promote the businesses that have been hard hit by the pandemic. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/05/28/red-bike-reopens-with-more-bikes-new-intiative.html
  3. 3CDC, Model Group ready to launch $50M Over-the-Rhine mixed-use development A complex set of financing tools with potentially once-in-a-lifetime funding sources from the state and federal governments will help Model Group and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. develop a major scattered site housing project within Over-the-Rhine, with more than 40% of the units being affordable. The $50 million Willkommen project will include the construction of 163 apartments, with 69 units affordable to those who make 50% to 80% of the area median incomes, over 16 historic buildings and four new ones. The remaining units will be rented at market rate. The price range includes units that people who work service jobs in the neighborhood will be able to afford, a rarity in a neighborhood that has housing for the very poor and those who are upper middle class to wealthy. “Willkommen is a really big step. It goes a really long way toward revitalizing parts of the neighborhood that haven’t been done. It hasn’t been done this way before except on a very small scale,” said Bobby Maly, CEO of the Model Group. UPDATE: Cincinnati City Council unanimously approved the ordinances needed for the project Thursday in its budget committee, with final approval expected later in the day. "Our mindset needs to be on how we can do this at scale," said Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, adding that the city needed to look for ways to ensure the local real estate landscape can produce such projects even without Model and 3CDC's considerable expertise using the various tax credit programs. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/05/28/3cdc-model-group-launch-otr-redevelopment.html
  4. Greater Cincinnati university building $27M dorm, first new residence hall in 17 years A Greater Cincinnati university is building its first new residence hall in 17 years, a $27 million 297-bed dormitory across five stories. Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights broke ground May 28 on the five-story, 77,200-square-foot development, the first new student housing construction on campus since 2003. Construction on the project began in late April and is expected to be ready for occupancy for the fall 2021 semester. It will be the NKU's first housing complex to achieve LEED Silver certification upon completion. The residence hall will house 297 beds in semi-suite style, with large lounge areas, meeting rooms and a lighted event plaza. Amenities include a hammock area and adjacent parking, large common space for leisure activities and student gathering, a double-sided demonstration kitchen, a large laundry facility and centrally placed study and meeting rooms on each floor. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/05/28/nku-building-27m-dorm-first-new-residence-hall-in.html
  5. Ya know, I've seen worse...
  6. I'm more concerned with the lion's name. GARY??? Where is this GARY from? Rabbit Hash???
  7. FC Cincinnati finalizes seat design from fan vote FC Cincinnati’s fervent fans have made their choice, and the club has the seat design for its new soccer stadium. The seating sections in the east side of West End Stadium will be painted to show the club’s winged lion logo known as “Gary” against a navy blue background. The club put the stadium color design up to a fan vote last week. FC Cincinnati took fan feedback to another level, too. Based on fan comments, the club will add the letters “FCC” emblazoned in orange on seats across the mezzanine level of the south end of the stadium. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/05/27/fc-cincinnati-finalizes-seat-design-from-fan-vote.html
  8. Minority development firm, ADC land tax credit for $13.5M residential project Avondale Development Corp., in partnership with Kingsley + Co. and Fairfield Homes Inc., have been awarded $1 million in 10-year federal housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency for an affordable housing project in Avondale. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/05/27/minority-firm-adc-land-tax-credit-for-135-resident.html
  9. @BigDipper 80 yay!!! Revitalization project set for west Dayton property Thanks to local developers, an almost 100-year-old west Dayton building will be getting a second chance at life. The West Side Chevy building, located at 300 W. Third St. in Dayton, is set to be redeveloped. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/05/27/west-dayton-building.html
  10. $100+ million residential development in Oakley receives key approval A planned more than $100 million residential development in the heart of Oakley received a key approval on May 22. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/05/27/100-million-residential-development-in-oakley.html
  11. Eleven Projects Approved by Downtown Commission The Downtown Commission met virtually this morning, the first convening of the board since the spread of COVID-19 led to the cancellation of all such meetings in March. The agenda was longer than usual, with 11 applicants seeking certificates of appropriateness for their projects and another two going before the board for initial conceptual reviews. The first three major elements of the Scioto Peninsula redevelopment were approved unanimously – an eight-story office building, an eight-story hotel (with a one-story retail building behind it), and two residential buildings – one 11 and the other six stories tall. The designs of the buildings presented at today’s meeting were similar to those brought before the commission previously, although new detailed renderings of the residential buildings were included this time. More below including the list of projects: https://www.columbusunderground.com/eleven-projects-approved-by-downtown-commission-bw1
  12. Historic, century-old building in west Dayton poised for revitalization A historic building in Dayton's Wright-Dunbar neighborhood has been sold, and the building's new owner has ambitious plans to restore the space. "Our sincere hope is that the establishment will be as cool as it sounds." More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/05/26/historic-century-old-building-in-west-dayton.html
  13. Here's an inside look at the Dayton Arcade lofts Developers behind the Dayton Arcade project have unveiled new renderings and an inside look into the progress being made on the housing portion of the massive redevelopment effort. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/05/26/arcade-art-lofts-update.html
  14. Scioto Peninsula project lands key approval, plans September groundbreaking The long-awaited Scioto Peninsula project is on track to start construction later this year. The Scioto Peninsula redevelopment envisions 2 million square feet of office space, 1,800 residential units and extensive restaurant and retail space. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/05/26/scioto-peninsula-lands-final-approvals-to-start.html
  15. Doesn't seem like it...
  16. The ultimate "Karen" WHITE WOMAN CALLS COPS ON BLACK MAN... Acts Like He's Attacking Her!!! (TMZ headline, of course) This is a disgusting case of Karen-ing caught on video -- a white woman calling the police and pretending a black man is attacking her ... when he really just asked her to leash her dog. This went down Monday in NYC's Central Park ... and the video starts with the woman attempting to leash her dog, but then she quickly walks toward the man recording the video ... who'd complained her dog was off-leash. All dogs are required to be on-leash, by law, in Central Park. What happened next is really heinous to watch play out -- she asked the man to stop recording her, which he didn't. She then threatened to call NYPD and "tell them there's an African-American man threatening my life." The man encouraged her to call and, of course, she did and carried out her threat ... More below + video: https://www.tmz.com/2020/05/25/woman-calls-cops-black-man-central-park-dog-leash-karen/
  17. New brewery eyed for Wright Dunbar district in west Dayton An historic former theater in west Dayton may be transformed into a new brewery, though talks have slowed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The former "Midget Theatre" building at 1021-1025 W. Third St., which includes two storefronts and an upstairs apartment, is on sale for $95,000. No one is in line to purchase it yet, but officials say there was "high interest" before the pandemic hit. "I don't think I've shown the building since it (Covid-19) happened, and prior to that I was probably having at least two or three showings a week," said Erica Hubler, director of real estate/property management for Wright Dunbar Inc. "It was very highly shown." More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/05/23/west-dayton-1021-1025-w-third-st.html
  18. Reminds me of an Amsterdam TOD (that's a compliment, FYI).
  19. Renovation Plan for Historic Franklinton Buildings Debated A plan to renovate a pair of historic buildings in Franklinton got another hearing yesterday. The former warehouse buildings at 373 and 375 W. Rich St. have been vacant for decades and have significant structural issues. The buildings, which survived the 1913 flood and are listed on both national and local historic registries, sit immediately to the east of the new River & Rich development. Representatives of Casto, the project’s developer, and the architectural firm Design Collective presented the project virtually to the Historic Resources Commission on May 21. Plans call for the third floor of 373 W. Rich St. to be removed and the second floor partially converted into an open-air patio. The buildings would be connected and would share a common outdoor space. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/renovation-of-historic-franklinton-buildings-debated-bw1
  20. This is great stuff. Loving these Youngstown tours.
  21. Wright Dunbar neighborhood gains new housing development A historic building located on Dayton's west side will become a hotspot for people to work, play and relax. The Allaman building in the Wright Dunbar neighborhood will be redeveloped into a mixed-use building. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/05/22/allaman-b.html
  22. Major Northside development lands tax credits Apple Street Senior, an LGBQT-friendly apartment project in Northside, has landed a key piece of financing. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/05/22/major-northside-development-lands-tax-credits.html
  23. $17 million garage next to FC Cincinnati stadium lands key approval The more than 800-space parking garage planned directly north of FC Cincinnati’s West End stadium received a key approval Friday morning. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/05/22/17-million-garage-next-to-fc-cincinnati-stadium.html
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