After more than a decade, the site of the old Queen City Barrel is ready for redevelopment. (FOX19 NOW)
Several open acres are available in Lower Price Hill, but so far no developers have stepped forward. (FOX19 NOW)
LOWER PRICE HILL (FOX19) -
After more than a decade, the site of the old Queen City Barrel is ready for new development - but has no takers.
The property, known as Metrowest, sits on 18 acres just 1.5 miles from Downtown in Lower Price Hill. The Ohio EPA has cleared it for either commercial or light industrial use.
The August 2004 Queen City Barrel fire was one of the largest and most dramatic in recent Cincinnati history. Smoke from the the massive blaze that required more than 20 fire companies to respond could be seen for miles. The fire caused more $5 million dollars in damage.
More than $4 million in grant money was needed to clean up the Metrowest site.
City officials say no one has signed on yet to develop the land, but it is still early and they think the land has a lot to offer.
It can be built to suit, has easy highway access, is close to the Metropolitan Sewer District water source and there are about 1.5 million people within an hour drive.