CAMP WASHINGTON, OH (FOX19) - Hamilton County joined the City of Cincinnati and state leaders on Tuesday to demolish the former Kahn's meat packing plant on Spring Grove Avenue.
The 17-acre property will become a light industrial office park that is estimated to create over 150 jobs.
The former meat processing plant operated from 1883 (during the Porkopolis days) until late 2006 when it was shut down.
Leaders that took part in the ceremony included Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, Cincinnati City Council, City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr., Vestige Redevelopment, Port Authority of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Development and Cincinnati Community Development.
The property was once slated to become the new site for the county jail, but sales tax referendums to pay for it never got approved by voters.
Right now it is unclear when the redevelopment will be finished. The demolition is the first step in the project, which will eliminate environmental issues at the site.