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 Hub, the University of Cincinnati’s innovation and research accelerator, 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 building. 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

  • P&G

  • Live Well Collaborative

  • Village Life Outreach Project

  • UC digital futures

  • Cincinnati Financial


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. 

A rendering of the Uptown Innovation Corridor in Cincinnati.