Rob Williams: More options downtown

Rob Williams: More options downtown

When I first moved to Cincinnati many many, MANY moons ago, there were few options in which to live downtown.

I'm happy to notice it's a much different story today.

Most days I pass by a huge construction site on Sycamore between 7th and 8th.  I'm usually headed to my workout at FitNext downtown.  It has been great to see crews at work; watching another residential building slowly take shape. This project will feature a 131-unit residential tower, a parking garage with 500 spaces and 7,000 square feet of commercial space on the street level.

There's also a Holiday Inn hotel next door that should be done by summer.

Downtown feels differently today vs. years ago.  It feels vibrant with people thousands who live at the Banks, central business district and OTR.  It is also made up of thousands people who work in the area and people who visit from time to time.

If downtown is a city's heart, Cincinnati was on the brink of a heart attack not so long ago.  Today our downtown is stronger, stimulated by all types of people who refused to let it die.

You can feel it every time you stroll around downtown surrounded by impressive skyscrapers, people of all walks of life, and the revitalization of buildings that have been here from the very beginning.

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