The Colerain Township Gateway and Memorial Plaza groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday morning at 9:30.
At Colerain Avenue and Springdale Road, the new area will honor fallen Township police, firefighters and members of the Armed Forces. The plaza will also help highlight the renovation of nearby Northgate Mall.
Northgate's master plan will entail an 8,500 square foot restaurant, Cheddars, in addition to other new restaurants, retailers and services.
Heading the developments is new owner, The Tabani Group, from Dallas.
Residents and businesses can donate or purchase a Memorial Paver for the new plaza by logging onto the township website at www.coleraintwp.org or calling (513) 385-7500.