I’m working on The cincyopolis Guide to Building a Better City, a picture book that tries to explain the very complicated world of taxpayer-subsidized economic development in Cincinnati without giving everybody a giant headache. It’s a collection of lists, charts and pictures.
Since there is no easy, central source to verify the information and I’m piecing together 50 years of history, I need to use the collective knowledge base of the community to crowd-source the fact-checking. We want this information to be of real value in helping us make better decisions about where we invest our development resources.
Does anybody see any factual errors or omissions in this list of taxpayer subsidized office towers?
As always, thanks for any and all help.
For the last 30 years a lot of our economic development has focused on “jobs” through abated property taxes on office towers.
- PNC Center 201 E. Fifth (1979)
- Atrium I 201 E. Fourth (1981)
- Center at 600 Vine (1984)
- Chiquita Center 250 E. Fifth (1984)
- Atrium II 221 E. Fourth (1984)
- 525 Vine Center (1985)
- Scripps Center 312 Walnut (1990)
- 1st Financial Center Chemed 255 E. Fifth (1991)
- 312 Elm (1992)
- Queen City Square 301 E. Fourth (2011)
Current vacancy for office space in the Central Business District is over 20% versus a 12% national average.