Phase I



$30M; 100+ properties acquired

The Uptown Consortium, in partnership with the City of Cincinnati, has invested $30 million plus to gain site control of more than 120 parcels along the Innovation Corridor. This will allow the Corridor to develop in a manner consistent with our goals and vision.



Anchor Developments


$598M investments in Four Anchor Developments

Four major developments that will serve as anchors for the Innovation Corridor are already planned, underway or open. The $38 million UC 1819 Innovation Center opened in the fall of 2017. MLK Investors will feature a $250 million mixed-use development in the Northeast Quadrant. Terrex and Messer are building a $200 million mixed-use development in the Southeast Quadrant featuring the UC Digital Futures facility. And NIOSH has signaled its intention to build a $110 million facility in the Northwest Quadrant.





$80M MLK Interchange at Martin Luther King Boulevard

This $80 million infrastructure project opened in August 2017. This project – the culmination of a decade of efforts by the Uptown Consortium, City of Cincinnati, neighborhood stakeholders, OKI, Ohio Department of Transportation and others – dramatically improves connectivity to and from Uptown Cincinnati and the Uptown Innovation Corridor.



Phase II: Current & Future Progress

Companies in the Corridor

  • CincyTech

  • Kroger

  • Cincinnati Bell Corporate Innovation Center

  • Live Well Collaborative

  • Village Life Outreach Project


Master design partnership

Uptown Consortium has partnered with Sasaki, an international planning consultancy known for some of the most celebrated innovation corridors across the globe. 

 Uptown Innovation Corridor: Rendering

Uptown Innovation Corridor: Rendering